Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (64-91, -99 RD) vs. Brewers (83-72, +38 RD) game thread.
It’s the opening game of a new series, which means we’ve got free prop bets and an hour-long livestream with the Fish Stripes staff and special guests.
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Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jon Berti (90 wRC+ this season, 50 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- 1B Charles Leblanc (120, 111)
- DH Brian Anderson (97, 71)
- RF Avisaíl García (67, 24)
- CF Bryan De La Cruz (94, 249)
- C Nick Fortes (111, 112)
- SS Joey Wendle (88, 113)
- 3B Jordan Groshans (87, 87)
- LF Peyton Burdick (62, 67)
LHP Braxton Garrett (113 ERA+ this season, career 88 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Burdick, García and Wendle in, JJ Bleday, Lewin Díaz and Jacob Stallings out; Berti switches from SS to 2B, Leblanc switches from 2B to 1B, Anderson switches from RF to DH, Fortes switches from DH to C
Pregame Roster Moves: Avisaíl García, Tommy Nance and Joey Wendle reinstated from the injured list; OF Jesús Sánchez recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville; OF Jerar Encarnación and INF Luke Williams optioned to Triple-A; 1B Garrett Cooper placed on 10-day IL; LHP Steven Okert placed on 15-day IL
Additional Notes: De La Cruz is absurdly hot, slashing .514/.526/.971 over his current nine-game hitting streak. The same could be said of Sánchez in recent weeks, though with the huge caveat that he was facing minor leaguers...Tonight is another dreaded matchup against a left-handed starter. The Marlins have been MLB’s worst offense vs. lefties in 2022.
Brewers Starting Lineup
- DH Andrew McCutchen (98 wRC+ this season, 94 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- SS Willy Adames (113, 122)
- RF Hunter Renfroe (124, 108)
- LF Christian Yelich (109, 82)
- 3B Mike Brosseau (124, 207)
- 2B Luis Urías (105, 141)
- 1B Keston Hiura (120, 53)
- C Victor Caratini (87, 59)
- CF Tyrone Taylor (100, 157)
LHP Eric Lauer (100 ERA+ this season, career 97 ERA+)
Notes: These are meaningful games for the Brewers! With a week remaining in the regular season, they’re tied with the Phillies for the final NL Wild Card spot...Milwaukee’s leading home run hitter, Rowdy Tellez, lurks as a pinch-hitting option off the bench.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:40 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.
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