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Marlins vs. Tigers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 21, 2019

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Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Tigers in Detroit.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (13-31) vs. Tigers (18-26) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. RF Garrett Cooper
  3. 3B Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. DH Jorge Alfaro
  7. CF Harold Ramírez
  8. SS Miguel Rojas
  9. C Chad Wallach

P Caleb Smith (2.25 ERA, 2.93 FIP, 35.2 K%, 29.8 Hard Hit% in 48.0 IP)

Notes: Jon Berti was scratched from Sunday’s game with a left oblique strain. As expected, it has landed him on the 10-day injured list, with Dean earning the call-up in his place. The charismatic 25-year-old absolutely raked for Triple-A New Orleans over the past month (.363/.437/.714, 8 HR in 26 G)...Harold is seeing his first action in center field all season; he had been limited to the corner spots for both the Fish and Baby Cakes...Our sister site Bless You Boys asked for my perspective on KKKKKKKaleb’s breakout, Miami’s slow start to the season and big-picture issues facing the franchise. Check it out!

Tigers Lineup

  1. LF Niko Goodrum
  2. 3B Dawel Lugo
  3. RF Nicholas Castellanos
  4. 1B Miguel Cabrera
  5. SS Ronny Rodriguez
  6. DH Christin Stewart
  7. 2B Josh Harrison
  8. C Grayson Greiner
  9. CF JaCoby Jones

P Spencer Turnbull (2.40 ERA, 3.71 FIP, 23.7 K%, 34.1 Hard Hit% in 48.1 IP)

Notes: A former Marlins great and 2003 World Series champ, Miggy has been healthy enough to play in every Tigers game this season. However, halfway through a ginormous contract extension, he’s a shell of his former self. Though still making quality contact, the future Hall of Famer rarely gets it over the fence (4 HR in 82 G since start of 2018 season)...There’s no MLB team that struggles as much offensively as the Fish, but Detroit is somewhat comparable. They rank second-to-last in runs per game, batting average, OPS and wOBA, plus their players chase outside the strike zone far more often than anybody else (32.9 Chase%).


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 gets the first hit? (Marlins/Tigers)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 strikeouts for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 Marlins home runs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Wei-Yin Chen make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Tigers)