Daniel Castano and Aaron Sanchez will start Thursday’s Marlins vs. Giants game at Oracle Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.
Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (8-9, +4 RD) vs. Giants (11-7, +7) game thread. Barring a postseason matchup, this four-game set will be the final meeting between these teams in 2021.
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Marlins Lineup (coming soon)
LHP Daniel Castano (2021 season stats: 1.80 ERA, 4.27 FIP, 0.0 K%, 11.8 HardHit% in 5.0 IP)
Notes: Don Mattingly gave Brian Anderson (side soreness) and Garrett Cooper (groin soreness) the day off on Wednesday. For the moment, there isn’t any concern about either of them missing significant time…Since the start of the 2020 season, no pitcher in baseball has a lower strikeout rate than Castano (min. 20 IP)…Corey Dickerson is seeking his 200th career double.
- CF Austin Slater
- 1B Wilmer Flores
- RF Mike Yastrzemski
- 3B Evan Longoria
- LF Darin Ruf
- C Curt Casali
- 2B Tommy La Stella
- SS Mauricio Dubón
- RHP Aaron Sanchez (2021 season stats: 2.45 ERA, 3.55 FIP, 19.1 K%, 44.4 HardHit% in 14.2 IP)
Notes: Old friend Donovan Solano strained his right calf strain in the last Giants game and won’t be involved in this series. Also, Brandon Crawford (side tightness) could be limited…Sanchez limited the Fish to one run in Saturday’s start with an unorthodox pitch mix, using approximately one-third curveballs, one-third changeups and one-third fastballs (four-seamers and sinkers)…Don’t be misled by his paltry -8 wRC+—Mauricio Dubón has been very unlucky at the plate this season.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Will either team score in the third inning? (Yes/No)
- Over/Under 89.5 pitches for Daniel Castano? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
- Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Giants)