The Miami Marlins are coming off a sweep of the division-rival Nationals and will take the field Friday night with a five-game winning streak. Miami is 10-8, good for second place in the NL East. The Fish will face an inter-league opponent for the second time this season, this time taking on the Seattle Mariners.
Here’s everything you need to know for the weekend series:
- Schedule, Watch, Listen
- Probable Pitchers
- Recent Lineups
- What To Watch For
- Poll: How Will This Series Play Out?
Schedule, Watch, Listen
Friday, April 29 at 6:40 pm
Saturday, April 30 at 6:10 pm
Sunday, May 1 at 1:40 pm
- TV broadcast: Bally Sports Sun on Friday; Bally Sports Florida on Saturday and Sunday (Paul Severino and J.P. Arencibia)
- Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710
- Matt Brash, Mariners’ starting pitcher on Friday Photo by Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports
- Elieser Hernandez, Marlins’ starting pitcher on Friday Photo by Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports
- Robbie Ray, Mariners’ starting pitcher on Saturday Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images
- Jesús Luzardo, Marlins’ starting pitcher on Saturday Photo by Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports
- Logan Gilbert, Mariners’ starting pitcher on Sunday Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images
- Sandy Alcantara, Marlins’ starting pitcher on Sunday Photo by Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports
- Brash: 4.20 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 20.3 K%, 27.0 HardContact% in 15.0 IP
- Hernandez: 5.87 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 22.1 K%, 22.1 HardContact% in 15.1 IP
- Ray: 3.91 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 17.7 K%, 33.3 HardContact% in 25.1 IP
- Luzardo: 3.77 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 37.7 K%, 23.0 HardContact% in 14.1 IP
- Gilbert: 0.40 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 25.9 K%, 31.8 HardContact% in 22.1 IP
- Alcantara: 1.78 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 20.2 K%, 22.4 HardContact% in 25.1 IP
What to watch for on...
Friday: AL Co-Player of the Week Ty France.
- Ty France and Miguel Cabrera shared last week’s AL Player of the Week honors. Do you know how fantastic you have to be to nudge the future Hall of Famer aside and say your performance was in the realm of a 3,000th career hit?!
- France does! He went 13-for-26 with three home runs, 10 RBIs, and a 1.436 OPS. Elieser Hernandez, the Marlins’ starting pitcher on Friday, will have his hands full with the red-hot France. On the season, he’s rarely striking out and using exquisite contact to slash .366/.446/.620.
Saturday: Can Jesús Luzardo out-duel 2021’s AL Cy Young winner?
- Robbie Ray had a fantastic 2021 that earned him the AL Cy Young Award, but he’s struggled to return to that stellar form in 2022.
- On the flip side, Jesús Luzardo had a disastrous and disappointing 2021 season. He’s turned it around in 2022, adding life to his four-seam fastball and creeping near the top-10 in pitchers who’ve earned the most called strikes and swing-and-misses (36.3 CSW%).
Sunday: Keeping Logan Gilbert from Pablo López’s lead in ERA.
- 2022 ERA leaders (as of 4/29): 1. Pablo López (0.39 ERA), 2. Logan Gilbert (0.40 ERA)
- If Logan Gilbert felt threatened by the Mariners’ signing 2021 AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray this offseason, his performance on the mound hasn’t shown it. He’s pitched like the ace of Seattle’s staff thus far. The only run Gilbert has allowed in 2022 was a first-inning solo shot in his first start of the year. He’s been lights out since then. Gilbert won’t be dueling Pablo López, but Sandy Alcantara isn’t so bad either.
April 29-May 1: How will this series play out?
This poll is closed
Marlins sweep, 3-0
Marlins win, 2-1
Mariners win, 2-1
Mariners sweep, 3-0