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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 28, 2019

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

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks for joining us for Saturday’s Marlins (8-19) vs. Phillies (15-12) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. 3B Jon Berti
  2. 1B Martín Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. SS Miguel Rojas
  6. LF Isaac Galloway
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Pablo López (4.44 ERA, 2.83 FIP, 25.9 K% in 26.1 IP)

Notes: No offense to a very hard-working player, but it’s hard to fathom Jon Berti batting leadoff for the Marlins one month into the regular season. Speaks to how unproductive all the other candidates for that role have been...López has one of MLB’s largest gaps between his earned run average and Fielder Independent Pitching marks. Can his teammates make more plays in the field behind him?

Marlins Communications

Phillies Lineup

  1. CF Andrew McCutchen
  2. SS Jean Segura
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. LF Nick Williams
  6. 2B César Hernández
  7. C Andrew Knapp
  8. 3B Maikel Franco
  9. P Zach Eflin (4.15 ERA, 4.94 FIP, 20.4 K% in 26.0 IP)

Notes: Scary moment in the second inning on Saturday when Segura took a Trevor Richards fastball to the helmet. Fortunately, he walked off the field under his own power and showed no signs of a concussion, so he’s been cleared to return immediately.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 1:05 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 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 5,252.5 Fish Stripes Twitter account followers by game’s end? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Pablo López have a quality start? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)