Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (29-36, +13 RD) vs. Rockies (30-37, -57 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.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The fourth inning of the contest runs from June 10 through June 29.
Rockies Starting Lineup
- LF Connor Joe (103 wRC+ this season, career 103 wRC+)
- CF Yonathan Daza (108, 76)
- DH Charlie Blackmon (109, 113)
- 1B C.J. Cron (134, 115)
- 2B Brendan Rodgers (76, 80)
- RF Randal Grichuk (79, 100)
- 3B Ryan McMahon (88, 87)
- C Brian Serven (144, 144)
- SS José Iglesias (90, 87)
RHP Ryan Feltner
Notes: Feltner picked up the first win—and to this point, the only win—of his big league career against these Marlins at Coors Field three weeks ago...The Rockies are among MLB’s worst hitting teams on the road with a collective 76 wRC+ away from Coors Field, homering only 15 times in 29 games...They have received very little from big free-agent signing Kris Bryant. He’s been sidelined for the last month by a strained lower back. Bryant begins a minor league rehab assignment today, but isn’t expected to be activated during this series.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jon Berti (126 wRC+ this season, career 101 wRC+)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (140, 123)
- LF Jorge Soler (113, 111)
- DH Jesús Aguilar
- RF Avisaíl García (67, 102)
- CF Jesús Sánchez
- SS Miguel Rojas (85, 87)
- 3B Willians Astudillo
- C Nick Fortes (180, 176)
LHP Daniel Castano
Pregame Roster Moves: Jesús Sánchez and Jesús Aguilar activated from COVID IL; Lewin Díaz and Jerar Encarnación optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville
Additional Notes: The long-term absence of Payton Henry following right thumb surgery further strengthens Fortes’ job security, even assuming that his offensive stats regress from their currently absurd levels...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.
#Marlins— Christina De Nicola (@CDeNicola13) June 21, 2022
Edward Cabrera, Max Meyer appear for Jax 2morrow
Sixto 20-pitch side 2morrow
Andy, Wendle play rehab games later this week
Bender playing catch
Holloway with Jupiter 2morrow
Luzardo began throwing program
Poteet 20-pitch pen 2day
Henry right thumb surgery
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami. Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Daniel Rodriguez and Brent Cosculluela are representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot Park as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter for in-game updates (@Drodyyy and @brentcosc1). Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.