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Marlins vs. Indians: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 30, 2019

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

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Thanks for joining us for Tuesday’s Marlins (8-20) vs. Indians (15-12) game thread.

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Indians Lineup

  1. SS Francisco Lindor
  2. CF Leonys Martin
  3. 3B José Ramírez
  4. 1B Carlos Santana
  5. LF Carlos González
  6. 2B Jason Kipnis
  7. RF Jake Bauers
  8. C Roberto Perez
  9. P Trevor Bauer (1.99 ERA, 3.42 FIP, 28.3 K% in 40.2 IP)

Notes: Cleveland’s roster is every bit as unbalanced as Miami’s. Their position players have collectively performed below replacement level (-0.4 fWAR) this season with an American League-worst 67 wRC+...The flip side of that? Trevor Bauer rocks. He has followed up a breakout 2018 season with a similarly dominant March/April.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 3B Martín Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. 1B Garrett Cooper
  7. SS Miguel Rojas
  8. CF Isaac Galloway
  9. P Sandy Alcantara (4.50 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 17.1 K% in 28.0 IP)

Notes: Cooper missed a full month with a left calf strain, but he makes it back now to reinforce a Marlins offense in disarray. The 28-year-old has a brief window to establish himself as a viable major leaguer...The demotion feels overdue, but credit the team for finally optioning Lewis Brinson to New Orleans. He slashed .199/.241/.325 with a 30.3 K% in 488 regular season plate appearances dating back to 2018. In a rebuilding season like this, there shouldn’t be any rush to call him up until he implements significant changes to his plate approach/pitch recognition.

On the bright side, Brinson is reunited with close friend Monte Harrison, our latest Fish Stripes podcast guest, who came over with him in the Christian Yelich trade.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:10 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? (Indians/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 strikeouts for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 8,150 attendance? (Over/Under)
  4. Over/Under 2:55 time of game? (Over/Under)
  5. Who wins? (Indians/Marlins)
  6. Will Jorge Alfaro get a hit? (Yes/No)
  7. Will Brian Anderson get a hit? (Yes/No)
  8. Will Starlin Castro get a hit? (Yes/No)
  9. Will Garrett Cooper get a hit? (Yes/No)
  10. Will Miguel Rojas get a hit? (Yes/No)