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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 13, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Phillies in Miami.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks for joining us for Saturday’s Marlins (3-11) vs. Phillies (8-4) game thread.

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Phillies Lineup

  1. LF Andrew McCutchen
  2. SS Jean Segura
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. C J.T. Realmuto
  6. CF Odúbel Herrera
  7. 2B César Hernández
  8. 3B Maikel Franco
  9. P Zach Eflin

Notes: The run-suppressing conditions of Marlins Park didn’t do much to slow down this stacked Phillies offense in the series opener. Understandably, manager Gabe Kapler is sticking with the same exact batting order on Saturday.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 3B Brian Anderson
  3. 1B Neil Walker
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. SS Miguel Rojas
  7. RF Austin Dean
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Caleb Smith

Notes: Frankly, there aren’t many positives about the major league club at the moment. Down on the farm, however, left-hander Will Stewart carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Friday night for High-A Jupiter. Stewart came to the organization along with Jorge Alfaro and Sixto Sánchez in the Realmuto trade. We are arranging an interview with him on the next episode of Earning Their Stripes! Remember to subscribe to the Fish Stripes podcast.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Saturday’s credentialed Fish Stripes photographer is Danis Sosa (@dsosaphotography).

Fish Picks

Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Will the Marlins hit into any double plays? (Yes/No)
  2. Over/Under 6.5 strikeouts for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2.5 runs scored for Marlins? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Austin Dean reach base safely at least once? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)