Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (55-71, -64 RD) vs. Dodgers (87-38, +278 RD) game thread.
The 2022 Marlins are the brunch gods of MLB ☕️— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 28, 2022
7/4 at 11:05 am vs. Nationals: won
6/26 at 12:05 pm vs. Mets: won
Today at 12:05 pm vs. Dodgers: ???
7/14 at 12:10 pm vs. Pirates: won
6/23 at 12:10 pm vs. Rockies: won
7/28 at 12:35 pm vs. Reds: won
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The eighth inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through September 15.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
- RF Mookie Betts (150 wRC+ this season, 168 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Trea Turner (137, 133)
- 1B Freddie Freeman (157, 146)
- DH Max Muncy (101, 164)
- 3B Justin Turner (108, 106)
- LF Joey Gallo (95, 163)
- 2B Gavin Lux (131, 120)
- CF Trayce Thompson (163, 176)
- C Austin Barnes (94, 150)
LHP Julio Urías (176 ERA+ this season, career 143 ERA+)
Notes: This team is stacked. The Dodgers have only lost consecutive games once since the beginning of July...The only active starting pitchers (min. 500 IP) with a better adjusted earned run average in their careers than Urías are Jacob deGrom and Clayton Kershaw.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 3B Jon Berti (110 wRC+ this season, 79 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Miguel Rojas (74, 45)
- DH Brian Anderson (106, 92)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (113, 49)
- C Nick Fortes (109, 74)
- 2B Charles Leblanc (134, 134)
- RF Jerar Encarnación (90, 100)
- CF Peyton Burdick (62, 62)
- LF Luke Williams (79, 75)
RHP Edward Cabrera (86 ERA+ this season, career 70 ERA+)
No Marlins pitcher has ever had a 0.00 ERA month while making multiple starts— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 23, 2022
Edward Cabrera can become the first if he shuts down the Dodgers this weekend pic.twitter.com/G66chmSGHz
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Encarnación, Fortes, Leblanc and Williams in; JJ Bleday, Lewin Díaz, Jacob Stallings and Joey Wendle out; Berti switches from 2B to 3B, Anderson switches from RF to DH, Cooper switches from DH to 1B, Burdick switches from LF to CF
Additional Notes: Mattingly is cramming all of his right-handed veterans in the top half of the lineup.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. ET. Watch exclusively on Peacock—Jason Benetti, Tommy Hutton and Gaby Sanchez—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami. Out-of-market fans cannot stream the game on MLB.TV in this case.
Louis Addeo-Weiss and Noah Berger are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@addeo_louis00 and @Trainboy100) for in-game updates. Louis will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.