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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch and game thread—September 28, 2022

Jesús Luzardo and Taijuan Walker will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at Citi Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Lewin Díaz #34 of the Miami Marlins hits a home run during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park on September 25, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Bryan Cereijo/Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (64-90, -98 RD) vs. Mets (97-58, +155 RD) game thread. It’s the final meeting between these division rivals in 2022.

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Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti (92 wRC+ this season, 50 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. 2B Charles Leblanc (115, 111)
  3. RF Brian Anderson (94, 67)
  4. DH Nick Fortes (111, 122)
  5. CF Bryan De La Cruz (94, 223)
  6. LF JJ Bleday (82, 54)
  7. C Jacob Stallings (72, 90)
  8. 3B Jordan Groshans (106, 106)
  9. 1B Lewin Díaz (50, 67)

LHP Jesús Luzardo (113 ERA+ this season, career 88 ERA+)

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

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Fortes and Leblanc in, Garrett Cooper and Miguel Rojas out; Berti switches from 2B to SS

Additional Notes: De La Cruz is absurdly hot, slashing .484/.500/.871 over his current eight-game hitting streak....Don Mattingly says Steven Okert has been dealing with a biceps issue recently, which explains why he’s gone a full week since his last appearance...Recalled from Triple-A prior to the Nationals series, Peyton Burdick hasn’t stepped on the field since then...Miguel Rojas (.341 OPS in 24 PA) has the most head-to-head history with Walker among active Marlins players. Good timing to give him a rest.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo (129 wRC+ this season, 139 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. 1B Pete Alonso (143, 148)
  3. SS Francisco Lindor (131, 155)
  4. LF Mark Canha (129, 106)
  5. RF Jeff McNeil (137, 120)
  6. 3B Eduardo Escobar (102, 180)
  7. DH Mark Vientos (78, 78)
  8. 2B Luis Guillorme (109, 87)
  9. C Tomás Nido (74, 159)

RHP Taijuan Walker (110 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: The Mets have won four of the five times that Walker has started against the Marlins this season. He’s averaging more than six innings pitched in those outings.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 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.

How’s this for a change of pace: I am at Citi Field representing Fish Stripes as a credentialed reporter. Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.

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