Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (52-68, -58 RD) vs. Dodgers (83-36, +257 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.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 3B Joey Wendle (88 wRC+ this season, 58 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- 2B Jon Berti (114, 90)
- DH Jesús Aguilar (92, 69)
- CF JJ Bleday (98, 98)
- RF Brian Anderson (105, 34)
- SS Miguel Rojas (78, 72)
- 1B Lewin Díaz (33, 42)
- C Jacob Stallings (69, 178)
- LF Peyton Burdick (83, 83)
RHP Sandy Alcantara (210 ERA+ this season, career 136 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Burdick and Stallings in, Jerar Encarnación and Nick Fortes out; Wendle switches from 3B to 2B, Berti switches from 2B to 3B
Additional Notes: Alcantara is looking to avenge the catastrophic performance he had last season at Dodger Stadium (1.1 IP, 7 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR)...Rojas enters today in 13th place on the Marlins all-time hits list (681), only one behind Juan Pierre and two behind Marcell Ozuna.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
- RF Mookie Betts (148 wRC+ this season, 164 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Trea Turner (133, 119)
- 1B Freddie Freeman (155, 144)
- C Will Smith (132, 119)
- 3B Max Muncy (102, 141)
- DH Justin Turner (104, 69)
- 2B Gavin Lux (131, 145)
- LF Joey Gallo (90, 123)
- CF Cody Bellinger (83, 82)
RHP Ryan Pepiot (98 ERA+ this season, career 98 ERA+)
Notes: On Pepiot’s 25th birthday, he’ll be making his seventh MLB start. He has not pitched beyond five innings in any of his previous opportunities...Freeman (.778 OPS in 22 PA) and Trea Turner (.905 OPS in 21 PA) have the most head-to-head history with Alcantara among active Dodgers players.
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.
Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.