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June 2-5: Giants vs. Marlins Series Preview

The first homestand of June begins tonight.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Oracle Park.  Photo by D. Ross Cameron/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins started off the month of June on a high note. They cruised to a 14-1 victory in game one of their doubleheader against the Rockies yesterday, swatting 21 hits and getting a strong outing from youngster Edward Cabrera. In game two, the bats were on display yet again. The conclusion was painfully familiar, however, as Cole Sulser’s blown save sent them to yet another one-run loss.

Back in Miami, the Fish will take on the San Francisco Giants for a four-game weekend series. The series preview will give you all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For
  • Poll: How Will This Series Play Out?

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Thursday, June 2 at 6:40 pm

Friday, June 3 at 6:40 pm

Saturday, June 4 at 4:10 pm

Sunday, June 5 at 1:40 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 4 games: Bally Sports Florida (Paul Severino and J.P. Arencibia)
  • Radio broadcast for all 4 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Thursday: LHP Alex Wood vs. RHP Sandy Alcantara

  • Wood: 4.81 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 23.7 K%, 27.7 HardContact% in 43.0 IP
  • Alcantara: 2.00 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 24.1 K%, 23.4 HardContact% in 67.2 IP

Friday: RHP Alex Cobb vs. RHP Elieser Hernandez

  • Cobb: 5.73 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 28.7 K%, 18.6 HardContact% in 37.2 IP
  • Hernandez: 5.77 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 20.6 K%, 25.8 HardContact% in 43.2 IP

Saturday: RHP Logan Webb vs. RHP Pablo López

  • Webb: 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 20.0 K%, 29.4 HardContact% in 61.1 IP
  • López: 1.83 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 26.5 K%, 21.7 HardContact% in 59.0 IP

Sunday: RHP Jakob Junis vs. MIA TBA

  • Junis: 2.68 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 18.8 K%, 24.7 HardContact% in 37.0 IP
  • MIA TBA: Will update when announced.

Projected Lineups

Giants most recent lineup: La Stella (DH), Yastrzemski (CF), Flores (1B), Pederson (LF), Crawford (SS), Casali (C), Gonzalez (RF), Walton (2B), Vosler (3B).
Giants recent lineups.
Roster Resource / FanGraphs
Marlins most recent lineup: Berti (3B), Cooper (DH), Soler (LF), Aguilar (1B), Sanchez (CF), De La Cruz (RF), Rojas (SS), Stallings (C), Astudillo (2B).
Marlins recent lineups.
Roster Resource / FanGraphs

What to watch for on...

Thursday: Opening Day revenge for Sandy Alcantara.

  • Alcantara vs. Giants on April 8: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K.
  • The last time the Giants saw Sandy was on Opening Day where he wasn’t sharp, but the right-hander’s last four starts have been nothing short of magnificent. He’s settled into a groove, allowing just three earned runs, six walks, and 32 strikeouts over the last 32 innings pitched. This rematch comes on another special occasion as Major League Baseball celebrates Lou Gehrig Day.

Friday: Joc Pederson vs. Elieser Hernandez.

  • Pederson career vs. Hernandez: 0-8, 5 K, 45.8 Whiff%.

Elieser didn’t start during the Marlins’ opening series in San Francisco, so Giants hitters don’t have a ton of at-bats against Hernandez. Hernandez has been vulnerable to the long ball in 2022. His 14 home runs allowed is third most in baseball, behind only Nathan Eovaldi and Hunter Greene. The Giants have the eighth-most home runs in baseball, and Pederson leads the team with 12. Which player will prevail on Friday?

Saturday: NL ERA leader Pablo López.

  • López vs. Giants on April 9: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
  • The only run Pablo allowed in his first start of the season came on a Steven Duggar RBI double. After a fantastic April, López had a few bumpy starts in May but still managed to hold onto the NL ERA crown.

Sunday: Giants’ starter Jakob Junis.

  • After five mediocre seasons with the Royals, Junis signed with the Giants this offseason and is off to a good start.
  • Junis relies heavily on his slider, going to the pitch more than half the time. He also has a sinker and changeup. Batters tend to chase Junis’ slider (40.0% vs. league average 32.1% O-Sw%), but it doesn’t garner a lot of swinging strikes (14.1% vs. league average 15.1%).

Poll

June 2-5: How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Marlins sweep, 4-0
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Marlins win, 3-1
    (1 vote)
  • 38%
    Tie, 2 wins apiece
    (8 votes)
  • 47%
    Giants win, 3-1
    (10 votes)
  • 4%
    Giants sweep, 4-0
    (1 vote)
21 votes total Vote Now