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Marlins at Reds, Game 3: Preview and Lineups

Just 128 more of these.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins gave away Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Dee Gordon this winter. They’re also a win away from a series victory against the Cincinnati Reds - in Cincinnati, no less - against a Reds club that is running out of excuses for how incredibly awful they’ve been so far this season.

A loss today would leave the Reds a full 10 games under .500 at home this year, not that you’re even still looking at win/loss records after the last four seasons. It would also mean a 1-5 start to this current homestand, which...

...y’know, just skip it. Everything about everything this team has done this year has been bad. I do, however, suppose that makes seeing Marlins starter Dan Straily on the mound an interesting subplot, especially given the struggles that Luis Castillo has fought through early this season.

Brandon Finnegan is pitching. Scooter Gennett is hitting cleanup. Scooter Gennett is hitting cleanup. The game starts at 4:10 PM ET. That leaves you some two hours to wonder why you still put yourself through this.

Cincinnati Lineup

Miami Lineup

Other Notes

  • Scooter Gennett slugged a combined .399 in the two seasons prior to being waived by the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s slugging .392 so far this season. Scooter Gennett is hitting cleanup.
  •’s Jeff Wallner reports that both Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzen are on-pace to return to the Reds in late-May.
  • Go Reds. Go.