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Marlins vs. Indians: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 23, 2019

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Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Indians in Cleveland.

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Thanks for joining us for Tuesday’s Marlins (6-16) vs. Indians (12-9) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

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

P Pablo López (5.85 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 26.4 K% in 20.0 IP)

Notes: Hooray, the designated hitter! The beginning of interleague play allows the Marlins an extra bat in the lineup to improve on their anemic 2.73 runs per game average...On Tuesday afternoon, rookie José Quijada replaced fellow left-hander Jarlin García (paternity list) in the bullpen. Quijada hasn’t appeared in a major league game before...Our sister site Let’s Go Tribe invited me on their podcast to discuss Derek Jeter, the #BabyFacedAces, Miguel Rojas and more big-picture Marlins topics (beginning around the 27-minute mark of the episode). Enjoy!

Marlins Communications

Indians Lineup

  1. SS Francisco Lindor
  2. CF Leonys Martin
  3. 3B José Ramírez
  4. 1B Carlos Santana
  5. DH Carlos González
  6. 2B Jason Kipnis
  7. C Roberto Perez
  8. LF Jake Bauers
  9. RF Tyler Naquin

P Carlos Carrasco (7.41 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, 36.3 K% in 17.0 IP)

Notes: Lindor, Cleveland’s superstar shortstop, is just a few games removed from the injured list. His return to the roster came at the expense of old friend Hanley Ramírez, who remains in DFA limbo (no, the Marlins won’t be picking him up, sorry)...Carrasco would rank third among AL qualifiers with that 36.3% strikeout rate if he had enough innings to qualify.


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.

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? (Marlins/Indians)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 92.5 pitches for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Nick Wittgren appear in the game? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Indians/Marlins)