Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (47-55, -34 RD) vs. Reds (40-61, -91 RD) game thread. It's the final game before the MLB trade deadline for both teams, so pay attention closely for players being removed early or used in irregular roles.
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.
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Reds Starting Lineup
- 2B Jonathan India (104 wRC+ this season, 149 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- 3B Brandon Drury (133, 134)
- LF Matt Reynolds
- 1B Joey Votto (103, 101)
- SS Kyle Farmer (94, 52)
- DH Donovan Solano (127, 133)
- CF Nick Senzel (74, 112)
- RF Albert Almora Jr. (68, -1)
- C Michael Papierski (27, 36)
RHP Hunter Greene (81 ERA+ this season, career 81 ERA+)
Notes: Tommy Pham was scratched from the lineup mere minutes before first pitch. He’s been traded to the Red Sox, per multiple reports...Greene is coming off one of his longest MLB starts (6.1 IP) when these teams previously met in Cincinnati. He just had the misfortune of matching up against Pablo López that night and took the loss...Pham was looking like a logical trade candidate for much of the season, but he's slumping at the wrong time, including strikeouts in 11 consecutive games.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup (to be updated ASAP)
- 2B Joey Wendle (113 wRC+ this season, 101 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Miguel Rojas (83, 72)
- 1B Lewin Díaz (90, 160)
- DH Avísail García
- CF JJ Bleday (67, 67)
- RF Bryan De La Cruz (76, 88)
- LF Jesús Sánchez (90, 83)
- 3B Charles Leblanc (177, 177)
- C Jacob Stallings (53, 46)
LHP Jesús Luzardo (102 ERA+ this season, career 81 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: García in, Jesús Aguilar out
Pregame Roster Moves: LHP Jesús Luzardo reinstated from 60-day injured list; RHP Aneurys Zabala selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; RHP Jordan Holloway transferred to 60-day IL; LHP Jake Fishman designated for assignment
Additional Notes: A forearm strain sidelined Luzardo for nearly half of the regular season. He has the highest strikeout rate (34.5 K%) of anybody who has started a game for the Marlins in 2022...Fishman did fine in his major league debut (3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K), but the 49-pitch workload would have prevented him from contributing during this series anyway. He joins Willians Astudillo and Jimmy Yacabonis is DFA limbo.
#Marlins injury updates— Isaac Azout (@IsaacAzout) August 1, 2022
Max Meyer will undergo TJ surgery on August 8th in LA
Bender in Miami but not yet activated
Sulser joins Jacksonville on Thursday
Sixto threw 2 IP live BP on Sat
Andy soft toss today
Berti fielding grounders, BP, running
Elieser threw an inning in the FCL
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 fans can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Noah Berger is at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as a credentialed reporter. Follow him on Twitter (@Trainboy100) for player interviews and in-game updates. Isaac Azout will handle the game recap article.