On the day of the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline, the Miami Marlins return home for a must-see seven-game homestand. After splitting a two-game series in Baltimore against the Orioles, the Marlins return to loanDepot Park, a place they hold a 24-23 record this season, for seven straight games against New York teams with the Yankees up first.
The Yankees are currently square in the middle of playoff contention three games back in the AL Wild Card race. New York is coming off a 2-1 series win in Tampa Bay to begin the week, but will surely be coming to town motivated after a 14-0 loss to the Rays on Thursday. With a 7-5 record since the All-Star break, the Yankees have struggled at times this season, but come to Miami playing overall good baseball at the moment.
Miami Marlins (44-58, 5th in NL East) vs New York Yankees (53-48, 3rd in AL East)
- Friday, July 30 – 7:10 pm ET – Zach Thompson (2-3, 2.45 ERA) vs Jameson Taillon (6-4, 4.36 ERA)
- Saturday, July 31 – 6:10 pm ET – TBD vs Domingo German (4-5, 4.45 ERA)
- Sunday, August 1 – 1:10 pm ET – TBD vs Jordan Montgomery (4-5, 3.78 ERA)
Miami will obviously be without recently traded outfielder Starling Marte for this series, with the potential for more depending on what transpires before the 4:00 pm ET trade deadline. One player however that will likely shine for the Fish in this series is third baseman Brian Anderson who is slashing .375/.474/.750 with two HR’s over four games since returning from injury.
The Yankees on the other hand will most-likely see the debut of newly-acquired outfielder Joey Gallo, as well as newly-acquired first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Alongside those two, New York’s lineup will also feature familiar names including DJ LeMahieu, Gary Sanchez, and former Marlin Giancarlo Stanton.
This will be a must-see series at loanDepot Park between the Marlins and the Yankees over the weekend. While it may be currently unknown on just how each team’s lineup may look for this series, we will surely see three competitive games over the weekend.
Series Prediction: Yankees 2-1