Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (52-65, -43 RD) vs. Padres (65-54, +46 RD) game thread.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The seventh inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through August 24.
Padres Starting Lineup
- LF Jurickson Profar (117 wRC+ this season, 128 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- RF Juan Soto (154, 173)
- DH Manny Machado (149, 142)
- 3B Brandon Drury (127, 104)
- 1B Josh Bell (133, 93)
- 2B Jake Cronenworth (108, 100)
- CF Trent Grisham (95, 142)
- SS Ha-Seong Kim (101, 98)
- C Austin Nola (85, 112)
RHP Mike Clevinger (110 ERA+ this season, career 137 ERA+)
Notes: Since being traded to San Diego by the Nationals, Soto has raked up to expectations (.319/.458/.489, 173 wRC+) while Bell has been slow to adjust (.125/.263/.146, 33 wRC+)...I just noticed that Clevinger and Sandy Alcantara have very similar career numbers in terms of run prevention and workload. Different story this season, of course. Clevinger is being handled cautiously coming back from Tommy John surgery and hasn’t reached 100 pitches in any of his starts.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Joey Wendle (86 wRC+ this season, 51 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- 3B Jon Berti (113, 63)
- RF Brian Anderson (106, 28)
- LF JJ Bleday (101, 101)
- DH Nick Fortes (124, 122)
- 2B Charles Leblanc (156, 156)
- 1B Lewin Díaz (22, 30)
- C Jacob Stallings (69, 172)
- CF Peyton Burdick (92, 92)
RHP Pablo López (114 ERA+ this season, career 107 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Berti, Díaz, Stallings and Wendle in, Jesús Aguilar, Garrett Cooper, Miguel Rojas and Luke Williams out; Leblanc switches from 3B to 2B
Additional Notes: Cooper has started only two of seven games on this expiring Marlins homestand. Today’s absence is attributable to him taking a fastball to the helmet during Tuesday’s game...While recording the save in that game, Dylan Floro set new season highs in strikeouts (3) and average fastball velocity (93.9 mph). Considering Anthony Bender’s injury and Tanner Scott’s volatility, it’s seems clear that Floro will be working in high-leverage situations on a regular basis.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 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. Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.