Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (29-35, +19 RD) vs. Mets (44-24, +66 RD) game thread. This is the only MLB game being played this afternoon—the eyes of the baseball world are upon us!
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Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 3B Jon Berti (132 wRC+ this season, career 101 wRC+)
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (131, 104)
- DH Jorge Soler (113, 111)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (141, 123)
- SS Miguel Rojas (82, 87)
- C Jacob Stallings (57, 84)
- RF Jerar Encarnación (241, 241)
- CF Bryan De La Cruz (68, 99)
- LF Luke Williams (83, 76)
LHP Trevor Rogers
Additional Notes: Rogers hasn’t pitched beyond the fifth inning in any of his last five starts. He has allowed nearly as many walks (15) as strikeouts (17) during that period...Berti is tied for the MLB lead with 18 stolen bases this season. That’s despite being used as a part-time player in April and missing the majority of May due to COVID. Perhaps most importantly, he hasn’t been caught stealing since his very first “attempt” (which wasn’t really an attempt—Patrick Corbin picked Berti off first and he tried to make it to second rather than give up easily).
Mets Starting Lineup
- CF Brandon Nimmo (131, 134)
- RF Starling Marte (124, 118)
- SS Francisco Lindor (109, 116)
- 1B Pete Alonso (151, 138)
- LF Mark Canha (133, 117)
- DH J.D. Davis (108, 117)
- 2B Jeff McNeil (142, 128)
- 3B Eduardo Escobar (101, 96)
- C Tomás Nido (58, 53)
LHP David Peterson
Notes: Peterson’s only previous meeting with the Marlins occurred on August 8, 2020 (5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR)...Nido is the Mets starting catcher for a fifth straight day. Impressive workload for somebody who’s typically been used as a backup.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 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.
Kevin Barral will handle the game recap article.