Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (43-46, +2 RD) vs. Phillies (47-43, +48 RD) game thread.
Max Meyer is set to make his major league debut on a beautiful Legacy Saturday in Miami!
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The fifth inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through July 17.
Phillies Starting Lineup
- LF Kyle Schwarber (129, 142)
- 1B Rhys Hoskins (128, 135)
- RF Nick Castellanos (87, 56)
- DH Darick Hall (114, 114)
- C J.T. Realmuto (92, 97)
- 2B Bryson Stott (57, 60)
- 3B Alec Bohm (91, 122)
- SS Didi Gregorius (79, 33)
- CF Matt Vierling (86, 109)
LHP Ranger Suárez (94 ERA+ this season, career 132 ERA+)
Notes: Schwarber typically loves to hit at LoanDepot Park (.292/.346/.729, 6 HR in 12 G prior to this series), but he wore the golden sombrero on Friday.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas (88 wRC+ this season, 109 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- DH Garrett Cooper (133, 112)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (99, 80)
- LF Jorge Soler (108, 67)
- RF Avisaíl García (69, 71)
- 3B Brian Anderson (115, 89)
- CF Bryan De La Cruz (79, 89)
- 2B Luke Williams (113, 110)
- C Jacob Stallings (42, -11)
RHP Max Meyer (MLB debut)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Williams in, Joey Wendle out; Aguilar and Cooper swap 1B/DH
Pregame Roster Moves: Max Meyer selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; Jimmy Yacabonis (left groin strain) placed on 15-day IL
Additional Notes: Suárez has fantastic career numbers against left-handed batters, but those are inflated by his 2021 season. His platoon splits are far more mild this year. Don Mattingly is countering with an all-righty lineup, anyway...Nick Fortes and Meyer were paired together frequently with Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Jacksonville. Strange to see Stallings start this game over Fortes...With the exception of Elieser Hernandez—who has not pitched on back-to-back days since 2018—everybody in the Marlins bullpen should be available in relief of Meyer.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino, Tommy Hutton and Kelly Saco—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and J.P. Arencibia). Out-of-market fans can stream on MLB.TV.
Daniel Rodriguez and Alex Krutchik will be representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@Drodyyy and @AlexKrutchikCJN) for in-game updates. Alex will handle the game recap article. Danis Sosa is joining them as a photographer.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.