Offishial news, 10/3/23: Arraez ready to play; series previews; AFL begins

Today’s Marlins news roundup is all about getting you prepared for Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.

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  • Monday’s AFL/winter ball updates: IF Jacob Berry started at third base and went 0-for-5 in what was his first game action since August 29. RHP Zach McCambley (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) couldn’t hold Peoria’s lead in the bottom of the 10th inning, so the game ended in a tie.
  • Luis Arraez is expected to be in tonight’s Game 1 Marlins lineup, per Skip Schumaker. Arraez hasn’t played a complete game since September 18 due to a left ankle sprain.
  • We’ve got a new episode of Fish On First LIVE streaming tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET on YouTube/Twitch/Twitter. Special guests: Alex Carr and Sean Millerick. Super Subscribers, submit your series predictions before first pitch. With chiropractic care and functional health, La Pop takes a preventative approach that optimizes wellness and quality of life for all ages. Find out more here!
  • The Marlins have a 43.5% chance to win Game 1, per FanGraphs, and a 40.4% chance to win the series overall. All four Wild Card Series matchups get underway today. Good luck to old friend Pablo López in Minnesota!
  • Speaking of get-in prices, TickPick says it’ll cost you $199 on the secondary market to get inside Citizens Bank Park tonight. Assuming you’re not there in person, be sure to follow Isaac Azout and Noah Berger throughout the series.
  • Daniel Rodriguez highlights four unsung heroes who were crucial for the Marlins during the regular season.
  • On this day 20 years ago, the Marlins took a 2-1 lead over the Giants in the NLDS thanks to Pudge Rodriguez’s 11th-inning walk-off single.

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