Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (27-31, +23 RD) vs. Phillies (30-30, +28 RD) game thread.
It’s the opening game of a new series, which means we’ve got free prop bets and an hour-long livestream with the Fish Stripes staff and special guests.
Our free Marlins prop bets contest has returned...with a few tweaks.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. I have divided the Marlins schedule into nine separate “innings” and will be awarding a BreakingT t-shirt to each inning’s points leader. The third inning runs from June 10 through June 29.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (135 wRC+ this season, career 105 wRC+)
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- LF Jorge Soler (116, 112)
- DH Jesús Aguilar (106, 112)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (99, 103)
- 3B Jon Berti
- SS Miguel Rojas (75, 87)
- C Jacob Stallings
- RF Bryan De La Cruz (81, 107)
RHP Sandy Alcantara
Pregame Roster Moves: Garrett Cooper activated from COVID IL, Aneurys Zabala designated for assignment
Additional Notes: Alcantara is on a rampage of six consecutive starts of seven-plus innings pitched and one or fewer earned run allowed. The Marlins are undefeated in those starts...Cooper did not test positive for COVID, thankfully...After making positive strides in the batter’s box during most of May, Jacob Stallings is slumping again. Over his last 10 games, he’s slashing .114/.162/.114 with 13 strikeouts in 37 plate appearances.
Phillies Starting Lineup
- LF Kyle Schwarber (122, 119)
- 1B Rhys Hoskins (111, 125)
- DH Bryce Harper (168, 143)
- C J.T. Realmuto (97, 108)
- SS Didi Gregorius (127, 96)
- RF Odúbel Herrera (124, 101)
- 2B Bryson Stott (64, 64)
- CF Mickey Moniak (22, 19)
- 3B Matt Vierling (60, 94)
RHP Aaron Nola
Notes: The Phillies were blown out by the Diamondbacks on Sunday, but have won all of their other games since firing Joe Girardi as manager...Even with below-average velocity, Nola’s fastball has been elite this season. His four-seamers and sinkers combined have produced results 10 runs better than average according to Statcast and 12 runs according to FanGraphs...Harper’s last time playing a defensive position was April 16 against the Marlins. Since then, he’s been limited to designated hitter duties due to a partially torn UCL. Harper is raking just as much as he did during his 2021 NL MVP campaign, but the rest of Philly’s defense has suffered without him...The Phils currently have a “closer by committee” setup while Corey Knebel deals with right shoulder tightness.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and Rod Allen—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and J.P. Arencibia). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Noah Berger (@Trainboy100) has flown to Philly to cover this entire series in person. He will handle the game recap article.