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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch and game thread—March 30, 2023

Sandy Alcantara and Max Scherzer will start Thursday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Courtesy of Miami Marlins

Welcome to our Opening Day Marlins vs. Mets game thread. No surprises on the just-announced Marlins active roster:

It’s the opening game of a new series, which means we’ve got an hour-long livestream with the Fish Stripes staff and special guests.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo
  2. RF Starling Marte
  3. SS Francisco Lindor
  4. 1B Pete Alonso
  5. 2B Jeff McNeil
  6. LF Mark Canha
  7. DH Daniel Vogelbach
  8. 3B Eduardo Escobar
  9. C Omar Narváez

RHP Max Scherzer (career 135 ERA+)

Scherzer’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile ranking
Scherzer’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile ranking
Baseball Savant

Notes: Scherzer is making his 27th career start against the Marlins and his 14th at LoanDepot Park...The Mets have a ton of roster continuity on the hitting side. Other than Narváez, all of their other Opening Day starters were part of the 2022 club.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Luis Arraez
  2. 3B Jean Segura
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. CF Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  5. DH Jorge Soler
  6. RF Avisaíl García
  7. LF Bryan De La Cruz
  8. C Jacob Stallings
  9. SS Joey Wendle

RHP Sandy Alcantara (career 135 ERA+)

Alcantara’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile ranking
Alcantara’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile ranking
Baseball Savant

Pregame Roster Moves: INF Yuli Gurriel selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; RHP Nic Enright (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), RHP Tommy Nance (right shoulder strain) and LHP Steven Okert (left abductor strain) placed on 15-day injured list; RHP Max Meyer (Tommy John surgery recovery) placed on 60-day injured list

Additional Notes: Alcantara is making his fourth consecutive Opening Day start...If any relievers are needed, Skip Schumaker identified Dylan Floro, A.J. Puk and Tanner Scott as his current candidates for save opportunities...Huascar Brazoban, Edward Cabrera, Nick Fortes, Braxton Garrett and Andrew Nardi are experiencing their first Opening Day as major leaguers...Thursday marks the first time that the Marlins will take the field with ad patches on their jerseys.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida locally or MLB Network if you’re out of market. Listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami.

Noah Berger and Isaac Azout are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@Trainboy100 and @IsaacAzout) for in-game updates. Noah will handle the game recap article.

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