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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch and game thread—March 31, 2023

Jesús Luzardo and David Peterson will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Luis Arraez #3 of the Miami Marlins reacts during the sixth inning of the game against the New York Mets on Opening Day at loanDepot park on March 30, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (0-1, -2 RD) vs. Mets (1-0, +2 RD) game thread. The roof at LoanDepot Park will be open!

Joining the Flashback Friday festivities will be former Marlins Alex Arias, Luis Aquino, Jeff Conine, and Orestes Destrade.

Mets Starting Lineup (coming soon)

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo (162 wRC+ this season)
  2. RF Starling Marte (233)
  3. SS Francisco Lindor (12)
  4. 1B Pete Alonso (-16)
  5. DH Mark Canha (14)
  6. 2B Jeff McNeil (198)
  7. 3B Eduardo Escobar (43)
  8. LF Tommy Pham (-100)
  9. C Tomás Nido (N/A)

LHP David Peterson (career 94 ERA+)

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

Notes: Dating back to last season, the Mets have won seven of their last nine games against the Marlins...Peterson earned the final spot in the Mets rotation with 12 scoreless innings pitched in the Grapefruit League.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Luis Arraez (261 wRC+ this season)
  2. 3B Jean Segura (5)
  3. DH Garrett Cooper (248)
  4. CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. (-100)
  5. RF Jorge Soler (106)
  6. LF Avisaíl García (45)
  7. 1B Yuli Gurriel (N/A)
  8. C Nick Fortes (N/A)
  9. SS Jon Berti (-100)

LHP Jesús Luzardo (career 91 ERA+)

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

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Berti, Fortes and Gurriel in, Bryan De La Cruz, Jacob Stallings and Joey Wendle out; Cooper switches from 1B to DH, Soler switches from DH to RF, García switches from RF to LF

Additional Notes: Gurriel is making his Marlins debut...This will be García’s first time playing left field in a regular season game since 2016...Fortes caught Luzardo eight times during the 2022 season...Berti (.417 OPS in 12 PA) has the most head-to-head history with Peterson among active Marlins players...Other than Huascar Brazoban (37 pitches thrown on Thursday), every other active Marlins reliever should be available to pitch in relief of Luzardo.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami.

Kevin Barral and Daniel Rodriguez are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters and John Turlington is there as a photographer. Follow them on Twitter (@kevin_barral and @Drodyyy) for in-game updates. Kevin will handle the game recap article.

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