With the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline now fully passed, the Miami Marlins are now set to face their second New York team in a row. After a three-game series sweep over the weekend against the Yankees where they were outscored 10-4 overall, the Marlins are set for a four-game series against the NL East division leading New York Mets.
The Mets are coming off a 2-1 series loss at home to the Reds over the weekend, but now travel to Miami to face the Marlins, a team they hold a 2-3 record against through five games this season. As mentioned previously, the Mets currently hold a 3.5 game lead in the NL East, but have struggled recently with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games.
Miami Marlins (44-61, 5th in NL East) vs New York Mets (55-49, 1st in NL East)
- Monday, August 2 – 7:10 pm ET – TBD vs Tylor Megill (1-0, 2.04 ERA)
- Tuesday, August 3 – 7:10 pm ET – TBD vs Taijuan Walker (7-5, 3.71 ERA)
- Wednesday, August 4 – 7:10 pm ET – Zach Thompson (2-4, 2.33 ERA) vs Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 2.25 ERA)
- Thursday, August 5 – 12:10 pm ET – Trevor Rogers (7-6, 2.45 ERA) vs Rich Hill (6-4, 4.10 ERA)
The Marlins roster certainly underwent some changes over the past week, but also saw the debut of a few notable players including outfielder Bryan De La Cruz. Alongside the young outfielder, Miami is led offensively by the normal group of Jesus Aguilar, Miguel Rojas, and more.
The Mets offensively are lead by first baseman Pete Alonso, who leads New York in almost every major statistical category, as well as recently receiving a boost to the lineup with the recent addition of former Cubs shortstop Javier Baez. New York also displays a strong bullpen in the late-innings lead by closer Edwin Diaz who is tied for fourth in baseball with 23 saves.
The Mets are badly needing wins to hold on to a lead in the NL East with the Phillies and Braves looming not far behind. A four-game series against a young Marlins team here could be a prime opportunity to get those wins, but don’t be surprised if Miami is the team that picks up multiple wins here at home.
Series Prediction: Series Split 2-2