Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (1-3, -9 RD) vs. Twins (3-0, +7 RD) game thread. This is Johnny Cueto’s Marlins debut and LoanDepot Park’s first Bark at the Park of the 2023 season.
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.
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Twins Starting Lineup
- RF Max Kepler (-83 wRC+ this season)
- SS Carlos Correa (2)
- DH Byron Buxton (224)
- LF Trevor Larnach (196)
- 3B José Miranda (68)
- 2B Nick Gordon (-100)
- 1B Joey Gallo (256)
- C Christian Vázquez (224)
- CF Michael A. Taylor (59)
RHP Tyler Mahle (career 104 ERA+)
Notes: Along with the Rays and Rangers, the Twins are one of only three remaining undefeated MLB teams...Correa (.900 OPS in 12 PA) and Miranda (.432 OPS in 12 PA) have the most head-to-head history with Johnny Cueto among active Twins players, with all of that history occurring last season.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Luis Arraez (273 wRC+ this season)
- DH Jorge Soler (145)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (239)
- CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. (126)
- RF Avisaíl García (-34)
- 3B Jean Segura (-30)
- LF Bryan De La Cruz (-100)
- C Jacob Stallings (117)
- SS Joey Wendle (-71)
RHP Johnny Cueto (career 118 ERA+)
Pregame Roster Moves: RHP Jeff Lindgren selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; LHP Braxton Garrett optioned to Jacksonville; RHP Nic Enright (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) transferred from 15-day IL to 60-day IL
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Cooper, De La Cruz and Segura in, Jon Berti, Yuli Gurriel and Jesús Sánchez out
Additional Notes: Same nine hitters who started for the Marlins on Opening Day, though in a slightly different order...Nearly 9 1⁄2 years after signing with the Twins as an international free agent, Arraez is playing against them for the first time...García (1.042 OPS in 12 PA) has the most head-to-head history with Mahle among active Marlins players...Unless somebody on the active roster gets injured, Garrett will need to wait at least 15 days until he’s eligible to be recalled.
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.
Isaac Azout and Noah Berger are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@IsaacAzout and @Trainboy100) for in-game updates. Isaac will handle the game recap article.