MLB Game Preview and Fan Chat: Marlins vs. Giants – April 9, 2022

Welcome to the Marlins (0-1, -1 RD) game against Giants (1-0, +1 RD) on Saturday. Opening day was fun…but ultimately disappointing. The Marlins remain winless this season.


Marlins Game Notes

Marlins starting lineup

  1. LF Jorge Soler
  2. DH Garrett Cooper
  3. 1B Jesus Aguilar
  4. RF Avisail Garcia
  5. SS Miguel Rojas
  6. 3B Brian Anderson
  7. CF Jesus Sanchez
  8. C Jacob Stallings
  9. 2B Jon Berti

HRP Pablo Lopez

Distribution of López pitches in 2021 and MLB percentile ranking
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Composition changes from the previous game: Berti replaces Jazz Chisholm Jr.; Anderson replaces Joey Wendle; Cooper and Aguilar Switch Positions

Additional notes: Sánchez is the only left-handed starter against Carlos Rodón… While García started a crucial double play on Friday, his attacking performance was disappointing. Per Win Probability Added, he was the least valuable hitter for either team (h/t FanGraphs)… To my surprise, recent DFA Nick Neidert cleared waivers and was outright sent off at Triple-A Jacksonville, so he’s still with the Marlins organization… The most rested Marlins relievers (having not pitched in the previous game) are Shawn Armstrong, Daniel Castano, Steven Okert and Cody Poteet.

Giants starting lineup

  1. RF Mike Yastrzemski
  2. Brandon 1B Belt
  3. DH Darin Ruf
  4. LF Joc Pederson
  5. SS Brandon Crawford
  6. 3B Wilmer Flores
  7. 2B Thairo Estrada
  8. CF Steven Duggar
  9. Joey Bart

LHP Carlos Rodon

2021 Rodón pitch distribution and MLB percentile rankings

2021 Rodón pitch distribution and MLB percentile rankings
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Composition changes from the previous game: nothing

Remarks: The Giants have won five of their last six games against the Marlins since 2021… Like López, Rodón struggled with a shoulder injury for much of last season. He beat the Marlins in his only career start against them, but that was in 2016…Veteran bats Evan Longoria, LaMonte Wade Jr. and Tommy La Stella are on the disabled list and will not be able to return during this period. series.


How to Watch/Listen/Follow

The first pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and JP Arencibia in the booth—or listen to the radio show on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and Jeff Nelson). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.

If you’re totally new here, I recommend following Fish Stripes on Twitter (@fishstripes) and enabling tweet notifications for real-time comments and highlights.

Cole Kruger, making his Fish Stripes debut, will handle the game’s recap article.

The Marlins’ four full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. To follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

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