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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 21, 2019

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Happy Easter, y’all. Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Nationals in Miami.

Thanks for joining us for Sunday’s Marlins (6-15) vs. Nationals (9-10) game thread.

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Nationals Lineup

  1. RF Adam Eaton
  2. CF Víctor Robles
  3. LF Juan Soto
  4. 3B Howie Kendrick
  5. 1B Ryan Zimmerman
  6. C Kurt Suzuki
  7. 2B Brian Dozier
  8. P Stephen Strasburg (5.56 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 28.6 K% in 22.2 IP)
  9. SS Wilmer Difo

Notes: The Nats try to avoid a three-game losing streak, which would be their longest of the season...Anthony Rendon, who’s been their best player, takes the afternoon off after getting hit in the elbow by a José Ureña pitch on Saturday...Strasburg has allowed a team-worst five home runs in only 22 23 innings pitched this season.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 3B Martín Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. SS Miguel Rojas
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Trevor Richards (3.57 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 21.6 K% in 22.2 IP)

Notes: This makes four starts in the past five games for Prado, and the first start for Brinson since Tuesday. His plate appearances will be monitored very carefully...Ethan Moore highlights the differences in Adam Conley’s slider from 2018 to 2019 (so far, the new pitch design has backfired)...A Marlins win on Sunday would bring an end to their 19-month drought:


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 1:10 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? (Strasburg/Richards)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Lewis Brinson? (Over/Under)
  3. Who wins? (Nationals/Marlins)