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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 2, 2019

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

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Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Marlins (2-3) vs. Mets (3-1) game thread.

Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. I posted the full introduction toward the end of Spring Training. The monthly points leader for March/April, May, June, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes.

The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.

Mets Lineup

  1. LF Brandon Nimmo
  2. 3B Jeff McNeil
  3. 2B Robinson Canó
  4. RF Michael Conforto
  5. C Wilson Ramos
  6. 1B Dominic Smith
  7. SS Amed Rosario
  8. CF Juan Lagares
  9. P Jason Vargas

Notes: A key to this game will be forcing Vargas to the showers early. He averaged 4.6 innings per start last season, and Mets stud closer Edwin Díaz is coming off a stressful, 29-pitch outing on Monday.

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. LF Curtis Granderson
  3. 3B Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. 1B Martín Prado
  6. C Jorge Alfaro
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. RF Peter O’Brien
  9. P José Ureña

Notes: Ureña’s arm should be especially fresh after lasting just 4 23 innings on Opening Day...Slashing .105/.190/.105 through five games, Anderson is among the worst qualified hitters in the majors right now. But Don Mattingly continues to have the upmost confidence in him, keeping the third baseman in the middle of the lineup.

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.

Tuesday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Alex Contreras (@TheRealACoN).

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which starter lasts longer? (Vargas/Ureña)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 140.5 pitches thrown by Marlins? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the Marlins hit at least one home run? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Mets/Marlins)