Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (44-49, -13 RD) vs. Pirates (39-55, -141 RD) game thread.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The sixth inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through August 7.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas (82 wRC+ this season, 71 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- DH Nick Fortes (127, 73)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (99, 77)
- 3B Brian Anderson (117, 99)
- RF Avisaíl García (68, 54)
- 2B Joey Wendle (111, 99)
- CF Bryan De La Cruz
- LF Luke Williams
- C Jacob Stallings
RHP Max Meyer (52 ERA+ this season, career 52 ERA+)
Pregame Roster Moves: JJ Bleday selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; Jorge Soler placed on 10-day injured list (low back spasms)
Additional Notes: Don Mattingly mentioned after Friday’s game that Soler’s back was acting up again. This latest IL stint will sideline him through the trade deadline, so you can forget about any chance of him changing teams this season...Bleday is my sixth-ranked Marlins prospect. After a poor start to the Triple-A season, he had an extended stretch of great offensive production to force this call-up. He’s been assigned uniform No. 67...Every pitcher in the Marlins bullpen should be available tonight.
Pirates Starting Lineup
- SS Kevin Newman
- CF Greg Allen
- 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes
- LF Ben Gamel
- RF Cal Mitchell
- 1B Josh VanMeter
- SS Oneil Cruz
- DH Yoshi Tsutsugo
- C Tyler Heineman
LHP José Quintana (106 ERA+ this season, career 108 ERA+)
Notes: Designated for assignment shortly before this series began, Pirates catcher Michael Pérez has been traded to the Mets.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Kyle Sielaff and Kelly Saco). Out-of-market fans can watch on MLB Network or stream on MLB.TV.
I will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.