Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (52-66, -50 RD) vs. Dodgers (81-36, +249 RD) game thread.
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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Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 3B Jon Berti (114 wRC+ this season, 90 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Miguel Rojas (80, 72)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (93, 70)
- RF Brian Anderson (106, 37)
- DH Nick Fortes (125, 123)
- C Jacob Stallings (69, 165)
- 2B Charles Leblanc (136, 136)
- CF Peyton Burdick (85, 85)
- LF Jerar Encarnación (67, N/A)
LHP Jesús Luzardo (109 ERA+ this season, career 83 ERA+)
Additional Notes: The Marlins have MLB’s lowest batting average (.209 BA) and weighted runs created plus (71 wRC+) against left-handed pitchers like Tyler Anderson. Perhaps Encarnación can help with that! Don Mattingly is riding with an all-righty lineup...Miami’s taxi squad for this west coast road trip includes right-hander Aneurys Zabala.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
- RF Mookie Betts (145 wRC+ this season, 153 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Trea Turner (134, 123)
- 1B Freddie Freeman (157, 151)
- C Will Smith (134, 119)
- DH Justin Turner (104, 72)
- LF Chris Taylor (104, 96)
- 3B Hanser Alberto (73, 96)
- CF Trayce Thompson (134, 186)
- 2B Gavin Lux (131, 151)
LHP Tyler Anderson (147 ERA+ this season, career 105 ERA+)
Notes: The standards for this Dodgers team are so absurdly high that losing three of their last five games constitutes a “slump.” However, they have won six straight at home...Anderson has proven to be one of the most efficient signings of the 2021-22 MLB free agent class. Coming to the Dodgers on a one-year, $8 million deal, he leads their pitching staff with 128 1⁄3 innings and earned the first All-Star selection of his career. He has allowed only four home runs over his last 15 starts.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET. It’s the final game on the MLB schedule today! 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.
I will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.