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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 26, 2019

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

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Thanks for joining us for Friday’s Marlins (8-17) vs. Phillies (13-12) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 1B Martín Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. SS Miguel Rojas
  7. 3B Jon Berti
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P José Ureña (5.74 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 17.1 K% in 26.2 IP)

Notes: Notable that Neil Walker is absent from the lineup; he’s appeared in each of the first 25 Marlins games...Jarlin García is back from paternity leave, which bumps José Quijada back down to Triple-A New Orleans...Ureña has surrendered 12 home runs in just 63 23 career innings against the Phillies, and most of those lineups were less talented than the one he’ll face this time.

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Phillies Lineup

  1. CF Andrew McCutchen
  2. C J.T. Realmuto
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. LF Nick Williams
  6. 3B Maikel Franco
  7. 2B César Hernández
  8. SS Sean Rodriguez
  9. P Jerad Eickhoff (3.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 33.3 K% in 10.0 IP)

Notes: Eickhoff has moved into the Phillies rotation to replace the struggling Nick Pivetta (a popular breakout candidate for 2019). He’ll be under pressure to provide some length coming off Thursday’s extra-inning contest.


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 records the first hit? (Marlins/Phillies)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 HBP for José Ureña? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Wei-Yin Chen make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)