Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (51-65, -44 RD) vs. Padres (65-53, +47 RD) game thread.
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Padres Starting Lineup
- LF Jurickson Profar (117 wRC+ this season, 128 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- RF Juan Soto (154, 173)
- 3B Manny Machado (149, 142)
- DH Josh Bell (133, 93)
- 2B Jake Cronenworth (108, 100)
- 1B Wil Myers (77, 131)
- CF Trent Grisham (95, 142)
- SS Ha-Seong Kim (101, 98)
- C Jorge Alfaro (102, 68)
LHP Sean Manaea (80 ERA+ this season, career 103 ERA+)
Notes: Since being traded to San Diego by the Nationals, Soto has raked up to expectations (.326/.463/.512, 180 wRC+) while Bell has been slow to adjust (.140/.288/.163, 46 wRC+)...Alfaro had been Manaea’s personal catcher through his first 20 starts of the season. That finally changed last week against the Giants, but now he’s back in his usual role.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas (82 wRC+ this season, 81 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (119, 64)
- DH Jesús Aguilar (92, 65)
- RF Brian Anderson (110, 49)
- LF JJ Bleday (106, 106)
- C Nick Fortes (104, 53)
- 3B Charles Leblanc (167, 167)
- CF Peyton Burdick (73, 73)
- 2B Luke Williams (89, 70)
RHP Edward Cabrera (200 ERA+ this season, career 106 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Anderson, Cooper, Fortes and Leblanc in, Jon Berti, Lewin Díaz, Jacob Stallings and Joey Wendle out; Bleday switches from RF to LF, Williams switches from LF to 2B
Pregame Roster Moves: RHP Cole Sulser returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-day IL; RHP Parker Bugg designated for assignment
Additional Notes: This has all the makings of a statement game for Cabrera. He has been exceptional when healthy this season. One more good start against a playoff-caliber lineup would go a long way toward solidifying him as the No. 3 guy in the Marlins rotation...Remember, relievers Andrew Nardi and Parker Bugg were just called up. Nardi could quickly receive opportunities in high-leverage situations, while Bugg is more likely to pitch if the Marlins are winning/losing by a large margin...Closer Tanner Scott is presumably unavailable after throwing approximately a zillion pitches over the last two days.
Bad news ladies and gents... Marlins are going against a lefty tonight.— Daniel De Vivo (@DanielDeVivo) August 16, 2022
As a reminder, they have a .590 OPS against lefties this season. Yes, that's lower than Avisail's OPS this season.
That is just outrageous.
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 in-game updates. He will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.