Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (57-80, -90 RD) vs. Mets (87-52, +126 RD) game thread. LoanDepot Park is celebrating Colombian heritage tonight. The Marlins will wear their red Sugar Kings uniforms for the eighth time this season.
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Mets Starting Lineup
- CF Brandon Nimmo (125 wRC+ this season, 123 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Francisco Lindor (124, 96)
- 2B Jeff McNeil (136, 145)
- 1B Pete Alonso (135, 80)
- RF Tyler Naquin (107, 80)
- LF Mark Canha (130, 173)
- DH Daniel Vogelbach (121, 86)
- 3B Eduardo Escobar (95, 165)
- C James McCann (63, 79)
RHP Carlos Carrasco (100 ERA+ this season, career 110 ERA+)
Notes: Lindor has hit especially well against Marlins pitching in 2022, slashing .328/.388/.689 with 10 extra-base hits and 17 runs batted in (15 games)...Old friend Starling Marte has been out since Tuesday with a fractured finger. I’d call his availability for this series questionable at best...Nimmo (.864 OPS in 22 PA) and Alonso (.600 OPS in 18 PA) have the most head-to-head history with Pablo López among active Mets players.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- LF Jon Berti (106 wRC+ this season, 69 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- 3B Brian Anderson (95, 59)
- 2B Joey Wendle (82, 75)
- DH Garrett Cooper (108, 73)
- RF Avisaíl García (68, 65)
- CF JJ Bleday (95, 76)
- SS Miguel Rojas (69, 42)
- C Jacob Stallings (69, 125)
- 1B Lewin Díaz (48, 75)
RHP Pablo López (111 ERA+ this season, career 107 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Bleday, Díaz, Stallings and Wendle in, Bryan De La Cruz, Jerar Encarnación, Nick Fortes and Charles Leblanc out; Berti switches form 2B to LF, Anderson switches from RF to 3B, Cooper switches from 1B to DH, García switches from DH to RF
Additional Notes: Berti is starting in the outfield for the first time since July 12...It’s been an amazing week for Cooper, going 8-for-15 with no strikeouts in 17 plate appearances...Every pitcher in the Marlins bullpen should be available with the possible exception of Dylan Floro, who pitched each of the last two days.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 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.
Alex Krutchik and Kevin Barral are representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter. Follow them on Twitter (@AlexKrutchikCJN and @kevin_barral) for in-game updates. Alex will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.