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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 27, 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 Saturday’s Marlins (8-18) vs. Phillies (14-12) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 1B Miguel Rojas
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. CF Isaac Galloway
  7. 3B Jon Berti
  8. SS Rosell Herrera
  9. P Trevor Richards (3.72 ERA, 4.38 FIP, 22.8 K% in 29.0 IP)

Notes: Richards is receiving a pathetic 1.24 runs of support per nine innings, which ranks lowest among all MLB starters (h/t Jeremy Frank, @MLBRandomStats). Not an optimal lineup for breaking that trend as Neil Walker sits with hamstring tightness...It’s been evident since very early in the season that Lewis Brinson has a broken approach at the plate. I made the case for sending him down to hopefully straighten out his career.

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Phillies Lineup

  1. CF Andrew McCutchen
  2. SS Jean Segura
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. C J.T. Realmuto
  6. LF Nick Williams
  7. 2B César Hernández
  8. 3B Maikel Franco
  9. P Jake Arrieta (2.65 ERA, 4.49 FIP, 18.4 K% in 34.0 IP)

Notes: Segura is a key reinforcement for the Phillies (.328/.384/.478 in 73 PA prior to suffering a hamstring strain). They had a rocky stretch while he was on the injured list...Statcast estimates that Realmuto’s go-ahead home run on Friday would’ve stayed in the yard at any other major league venue.


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 6:05 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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Richards/Arrieta)
  2. Over/Under 33.5 changeups for Trevor Richards? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:58 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Which catcher gets more total bases? (Alfaro/Realmuto)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)