Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs New York Mets – August 31/September 2

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 05: Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins in action against the New York Mets at loanDepot park on August 05, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 05: Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins in action against the New York Mets at loanDepot park on August 05, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Probable Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Tuesday, August 31 at 7:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: TBD vs RHP Trevor Williams

Williams (NYM): 4-2, 4.54 ERA, 1.455 WHIP, 26 BB, 66 K

Game 2: Wednesday, September 1 at 7:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: RHP Zach Thompson vs RHP Carlos Carrasco

Thompson (MIA): 2-6, 3.16 ERA, 1.117 WHIP, 22 BB, 52 K

Carrasco (NYM): 0-2, 6.94 ERA, 1.286 WHIP, 4 BB, 23 K

Game 3: Thursday, September 2 at 7:10 pm ET

Probable Starters: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs LHP Rich Hill

Alcantara (MIA): 8-12, 3.27 ERA, 1.119 WHIP, 47 BB, 158 K

Hill (NYM): 6-6, 4.11 ERA, 1.197 WHIP, 43 BB, 115 K

Series Prediction

The Marlins as mentioned previously have performed well against the Mets this season, so is there a chance Miami could see success here?

Both teams have struggled in recent weeks, but the Mets in particular have been good at home this season sporting a 38-27 record at Citi Field. Despite the Mets recent struggles, New York is clinging at the moment to any chance of postseason baseball this season with almost every game considered a “must-win.”

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The Marlins should win at-least one here against the struggling Mets, most-likely coming in Game 3 with Alcantara starting, who owns a 2.79 ERA across eight career starts against Mets.

Prediction: Mets 2-1

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