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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 25, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Phillies in Philadelphia.

Miami Marlins v Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Thanks for joining us for Thursday’s Marlins (7-17) vs. Phillies (13-11) game thread.

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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 Lewis Brinson
  9. P Caleb Smith (2.35 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 33.3 K% in 23.0 IP)

Notes: Brinson is starting for just the second time in the past week, as the Marlins keep him in limbo between building block and Triple-A demotion, according to Craig Mish of the Five Reasons Sports Network...Michael Beller of Sports Illustrated makes the case that KKKKKKKaleb is legitimately among the best starters in the majors and somebody whom fantasy owners can trust to continue producing at an All-Star level...It’s the first day of the NFL Draft, which reminds me that Fish Stripes’ own Hector Rodriguez has been identifying Marlins draft targets for June. Check ‘em out...

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Phillies Lineup

  1. LF Andrew McCutchen
  2. C J.T. Realmuto
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. 3B Maikel Franco
  6. 2B César Hernández
  7. SS Sean Rodriguez
  8. CF Aaron Altherr
  9. P Aaron Nola (6.84 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, 24.6 K% in 25.0 IP)

Notes: Nola is vulnerable! Coming off a breakout 2018, the right-hander has been hit hard in four of his five starts this season. No excuses for another meek Marlins offensive performance, especially in the hitter-friendly environment of Citizens Bank Park.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:05 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/Phillies)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 strikeouts for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 7.5 total pitchers used by both teams? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the Marlins hit at least one home run? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)