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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch and game thread—April 9, 2023

Braxton Garrett and Carlos Carrasco will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at Citi Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Manager Skip Schumaker of the Miami Marlins makes a mound visit to Huascar Brazoban #31 during the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 08, 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (3-6, -24 RD) vs. Mets (5-4, -2 RD) game thread.

After the game (7:00 p.m. ET), hop over to Twitter to speak on our weekly Marlins call-in show.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

Photo by Kevin Barral/Fish Stripes
  1. CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. (86 wRC+ this season)
  2. DH Garrett Cooper (147)
  3. 2B Luis Arraez (194)
  4. LF Bryan De La Cruz (38)
  5. 1B Yuli Gurriel (105)
  6. RF Avisaíl García (5)
  7. 3B Jean Segura (35)
  8. C Nick Fortes (51)
  9. SS Jon Berti (4)

LHP Braxton Garrett (career 101 ERA+)

Pregame Roster Moves: LHP Devin Smeltzer selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; LHP Daniel Castano optioned to Triple-A; RHP Eli Villalobos designated for assignment

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Gurriel in, Jorge Soler out; Cooper switches from 1B to DH

Additional Notes: Going by weighted runs created-plus, the Marlins are MLB’s third-best hitting team against left-handed pitching this season and the third-worst against right-handed pitching...Despite working on seven days’ rest, Garrett is not fully stretched out as a starter. He maxed out at 72 pitches during Spring Training. That presumably factored into the club’s decision to call up the “fresh arm” of Devin Smeltzer...Happy birthday to Arraez, who turns 26 today.

Mets Starting Lineup

Francisco Alvarez #50 of the New York Mets bats during the second inning of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 20, 2023 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images
  1. CF Tommy Pham (112 wRC+ this season)
  2. RF Starling Marte (121)
  3. SS Francisco Lindor (133)
  4. 1B Pete Alonso (168)
  5. DH Mark Canha (100)
  6. 2B Jeff McNeil (75)
  7. 3B Eduardo Escobar (-7)
  8. C Francisco Álvarez (N/A)
  9. LF Tim Locastro (250)

RHP Carlos Carrasco (career 109 ERA+)

Notes: Alonso enters the day tied for the MLB lead with five home runs; none of his teammates have gone deep more than once...Carrasco has averaged only five innings per start during his New York tenure (dating back to 2021). The Mets rarely keep him in beyond 100 pitches...The highly touted 21-year-old Álvarez has been newly recalled from Triple-A. He’s got an excellent career 143 wRC+ in the minors while consistently facing older competition.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami.

Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.

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