Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (21-29, +10 RD) vs. Giants (28-23, +27 RD) game thread. The last game was an unofficial breaking point for me, dashing any slim hope that these Fish could earn a 2022 postseason berth. Still 112 games to go, though!
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 May 20 through June 9.
Giants Starting Lineup
- DH Tommy La Stella (137, 105)
- CF Mike Yastrzemski (150, 125)
- 1B Wilmer Flores (110, 105)
- RF Joc Pederson (160, 116)
- SS Brandon Crawford (84, 97)
- LF Thairo Estrada (103, 97)
- 2B Donovan Walton (98, 69)
- 3B Jason Vosler (152, 98)
- C Joey Bart (86, 78)
RHP Logan Webb
The #SFGiants made the following roster moves:— SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 4, 2022
• RHP Sean Hjelle optioned to Triple-A Sacramento
• OF Austin Slater reinstated from the 10-day IL
• RHP Sam Delaplane selected to the 40-man roster and optioned to San Jose
• OF Stuart Fairchild designated for assignment
Notes: Since 2021, Webb has been as good as anybody in terms of suppressing home runs, except for in his start on Monday, when the Phillies took him deep three times...Luis González (right leg bruise) departed Friday’s game early after a hit by pitch. He’s considered day-to-day...Even casual MLB fans are probably aware of how hot Pederson has been at the plate. His 266 wRC+ over the last two weeks is third-highest among all MLB qualifiers during that span...Bart owns a league-worst 44.8% strikeout rate (min. 100 PA), which is beginning to eat into his playing time.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (147 wRC+ this season, career 105 wRC+)
- DH Garrett Cooper (128, 120)
- LF Jorge Soler (123, 112)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (109, 112)
- RF Avisaíl García (58, 102)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (102, 102)
- 3B Jon Berti (149, 102)
- SS Miguel Rojas (83, 87)
- C Jacob Stallings (69, 87)
RHP Pablo López
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Stallings in, Nick Fortes out
Pregame Roster Moves: Elieser Hernandez optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville
Additional Notes: López would need to pitch at least 7 1⁄3 scoreless innings today to reclaim the National League ERA lead from Joe Musgrove...I’m not sure what to make of Sánchez right now. He has emerged from an extended slump with three home runs this week, but each of them came with caveats (two at Coors Field and one against a position player)...Aguilar’s next homer will be the 100th of his MLB career. He just missed getting it on Friday.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET (roof closed, obviously). Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and J.P. Arencibia—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and Jeff Nelson). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Kevin Barral is representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter. Follow him on Twitter (@kevin_barral) for in-game updates. He will handle the game recap article.
All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.