Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (28-32, +23 RD) vs. Phillies (31-31, +27 RD) game thread. Can the Marlins win their third consecutive series?
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+)
- 3B Jon Berti (134, 102)
- DH Jorge Soler (116, 112)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (106, 112)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (99, 103)
- RF Avisaíl García (62, 102)
- SS Miguel Rojas (80, 87)
- C Nick Fortes
- LF Bryan De La Cruz
LHP Daniel Castano
Pregame Roster Moves: Daniel Castano recalled and Jimmy Yacabonis selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; Edward Cabrera (right elbow tendinitis) and Cole Sulser (right lat strain) placed on 15-day injured list; Jesús Luzardo transferred to 60-day IL
Castano has a lower career ERA (3.50) than Pablo López (3.73)— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 15, 2022
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Additional Notes: This was originally Pablo López’s spot in the rotation, but he’s still dealing with lingering effects of the right wrist contusion he suffered last Friday. Castano has made three previous appearances with the big league club in 2022. This will be his first start. With Triple-A Jacksonville, he owns a 4.82 ERA, 5.85 FIP and .266 BAA in 28.0 IP...The Marlins have eight home runs this season in what Baseball-Reference considers “late-and-close” situations; Chisholm has hit four of them.
Phillies Starting Lineup
- LF Kyle Schwarber (122, 119)
- 1B Rhys Hoskins (125, 126)
- DH Bryce Harper (168, 143)
- RF Nick Castellanos (101, 114)
- SS Didi Gregorius (127, 96)
- 3B Alec Bohm (78, 89)
- CF Odúbel Herrera (123, 101)
- 2B Bryson Stott (56, 56)
- C Garrett Stubbs (166, 73)
RHP Kyle Gibson
Notes: García (.472 OPS in 34 plate appearances) and Soler (.914 OPS in 22 PA) have the most head-to-head history with Gibson among active Marlins players...After his struggles on Tuesday, Corey Knebel has been bumped out of the closer’s role.
Rob Thomson said he’ll use Corey Knebel in different situations until he gets right. In the meantime, it’ll be closer by committee. So, Seranthony Dominguez, Brad Hand, etc.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 15, 2022
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 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. Kevin Barral will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.