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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 20, 2019

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

Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes

Thanks for joining us for Saturday’s Marlins (5-15) vs. Nationals (9-9) game thread.

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Nationals Lineup

  1. RF Adam Eaton
  2. 3B Anthony Rendon
  3. LF Juan Soto
  4. 1B Matt Adams
  5. 2B Brian Dozier
  6. C Yan Gomes
  7. SS Wilmer Difo
  8. P Max Scherzer
  9. CF Víctor Robles

Notes: Caleb Smith had his way with the Nats lineup in the series opener despite their early-season dominance against left-handed pitching (.287/.361/.512). They aren’t quite as potent against righties (.253/.335/.445). If José Ureña brings the same stuff we saw from him last time out, Washington is in for a tough matchup regardless.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 3B Martín Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. C Jorge Alfaro
  7. SS Miguel Rojas
  8. CF Isaac Galloway
  9. P José Ureña

Notes: In light of roster changes earlier in the day, we have Anderson getting reacquainted with right field where he spent the majority of his rookie season...Available off the bench in place of the optioned Austin Dean, Jon Berti was slashing .286/.490/.486 (157 wRC+) with Triple-A New Orleans prior to getting this opportunity. You can learn more about his hot start here. Berti’s spray chart from 2018 shows how he pulls most ground balls, but frequently hits fly balls to the opposite field.

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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. Which team scores first? (Nationals/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 at-bats until Marlins get their first hit? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:50 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Miguel Rojas reach base safely? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Nationals/Marlins)