Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (33-40, +4 RD) vs. Cardinals (43-34, +71 RD) game thread. This marks the beginning of the post-Gary Denbo era.
The Miami Marlins have parted ways with Vice President of Player Development and Scouting Gary Denbo per source.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) June 29, 2022
It’s been three-plus years since the Fish last won a game in St. Louis (June 20, 2019).
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.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jon Berti (136 wRC+ this season, career 103 wRC+)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (140, 123)
- LF Jorge Soler (110, 111)
- DH Jesús Aguilar (105, 112)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (94, 99)
- RF Avisaíl García (69, 102)
- 3B Brian Anderson (125, 112)
- SS Miguel Rojas (85, 87)
- C Jacob Stallings (55, 84)
RHP Sandy Alcantara (212 ERA+ this season, career 131 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Anderson and Stallings in, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Nick Fortes out; Berti switches from 3B to 2B, Aguilar/Cooper swap DH/1B
Pregame Roster Moves: Luke Williams recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville; Jazz Chisholm Jr. placed on 10-day injured list (right lower back strain)
Additional Notes: The Chisholm IL stint is expected to last significantly longer than the 10-day minimum, according to Craig Mish of SportsGrid. Brutal. Berti figures to be Miami’s primary second baseman in the meantime...With an off day looming on Thursday, every arm in the Marlins bullpen ought to be available.
Cardinals Starting Lineup
- 2B Brendan Donovan (150 wRC+ this season, career 150 wRC+)
- CF Dylan Carlson (104, 105)
- 1B Paul Goldschmidt (199, 144)
- 3B Nolan Arenado (141, 119)
- LF Juan Yepez (123, 123)
- RF Lars Nootbaar (42, 79)
- DH Conner Capel (N/A, N/A)
- SS Edmundo Sosa (37, 90)
- C Andrew Knizner (60, 57)
RHP Andre Pallante (192 ERA+ this season, career 192 ERA+)
Notes: Goldschmidt is the MLB leader in numerous categories (BA, OBP, OPS and rWAR).
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino, J.P. Arencibia and Jessica Blaylock—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and Gaby Sanchez). Out-of-market fans can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.