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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch and game thread—September 11, 2022

Jesús Luzardo and Taijuan Walker will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins left fielder Jon Berti (5) runs for a double in the sixth inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (57-81, -98 RD) vs. Mets (88-52, +134 RD) game thread. I know nobody’s paying attention to this rubber game in the midst of NFL Week 1 (get Dolphins coverage at The Phinsider).

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.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo (125 wRC+ this season, 123 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. LF Mark Canha (130, 173)
  3. SS Francisco Lindor (124, 96)
  4. 1B Pete Alonso (135, 80)
  5. RF Darin Ruf (91, -27)
  6. 3B Eduardo Escobar (95, 184)
  7. 2B Jeff McNeil (136, 145)
  8. DH Mark Vientos (N/A, N/A)
  9. C Tomás Nido (58, 49)

RHP Taijuan Walker (109 ERA+ this season, career 105 ERA+)

Walker’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Walker’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Notes: Lindor has hit especially well against Marlins pitching in 2022, slashing .349/.403/.742 with 12 extra-base hits and 19 runs batted in (16 games)...Walker’s season has taken an ugly turn since the All-Streak—way fewer strikeouts and way more home runs, with his earned run average spiking from 2.55 in the first half to 6.25 since the break...Born and raised in Broward county, Vientos is making his MLB debut. He obliterated left-handed pitching at Triple-A this season (.330/.408/.732, 13 HR in 130 PA).

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Jon Berti (103 wRC+ this season, 69 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. RF Brian Anderson (90, 59)
  3. 3B Joey Wendle (83, 75)
  4. DH Garrett Cooper (113, 76)
  5. C Nick Fortes (113, 116)
  6. CF JJ Bleday (95, 75)
  7. LF Jerar Encarnación (60, 59)
  8. SS Miguel Rojas (73, 67)
  9. 1B Lewin Díaz (43, 61)

LHP Jesús Luzardo (111 ERA+ this season, career 107 ERA+)

López’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
López’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Encarnación and Fortes in, Avisaíl García and Jacob Stallings out; Berti switches form LF to 2B, Anderson switches from 3B to RF, Wendle switches from switches from 2B to 3B

Additional Notes: Luzardo has logged six-plus innings in four straight starts. Interestingly, he hasn’t pitched against the Mets this season.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 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 and Louis Addeo-Weiss are representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter. Follow them on Twitter (@Trainboy100 and @addeo_louis00) 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.

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