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Marlins vs. Cubs: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 16, 2019

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

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Isaac Galloway is back!
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Thanks for joining us for Tuesday’s Marlins (4-13) vs. Cubs (6-9) game thread.

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Cubs Lineup

  1. 2B Daniel Descalso
  2. LF Kris Bryant
  3. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  4. SS Javier Báez
  5. RF Jason Heyward
  6. C Willson Contreras
  7. 3B David Bote
  8. CF Albert Almora Jr.
  9. P José Quintana

Notes: Quintana’s strikeout rate is way up from previous seasons (33.8 K%), but the batters who do make contact are crushing him (91.7 mph average exit velocity, 48.6% hard hit rate). Overall, he’s been mediocre...None of the Cubs in this lineup have faced Pablo López in their careers. Maybe that lack of familiarity works in the Marlins’ favor?

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 3B Brian Anderson
  3. 2B Starlin Castro
  4. C Jorge Alfaro
  5. 1B Martín Prado
  6. RF Isaac Galloway
  7. LF Austin Dean
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Pablo López

Notes: Isaac Galloway and Jarlin García are up, JT Riddle is down, and Austin Brice is sidelined (placed on 10-day injured list with stomach bug). More details and context here.

Marlins Communications

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Quintana/López)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 17.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Isaac Galloway reach base safely? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Cubs/Marlins)