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

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Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Nats in Washington, D.C.

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Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (16-33) vs. Nationals (21-31) game thread.

Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for May, June, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. For example, new KKKKKKKaleb shirts! (#TankForTork merch coming next week)

The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.


Marlins Lineup

  1. RF Curtis Granderson
  2. CF Harold Ramírez
  3. 3B Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. C Jorge Alfaro
  7. LF Austin Dean
  8. SS Miguel Rojas
  9. P Caleb Smith (2.38 ERA, 2.93 FIP, 35.5 K%, 32.2 Hard Hit% in 53.0 IP)

Notes: Harold had not batted any higher than the fifth spot in the Marlins batting order, but slashing .353/.389/.500 on this team will earn a player big opportunities quickly...Smith already ranks first on the Fish pitching staff in most statistical categories. He can also take the lead in innings pitched by completing at least six frames today...Christian Cevallos has your holiday weekend Marlins news roundup.

Nationals Lineup

  1. SS Trea Turner
  2. RF Adam Eaton
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon
  4. LF Juan Soto
  5. 1B Howie Kendrick
  6. 2B Brian Dozier
  7. CF Víctor Robles
  8. C Yan Gomes
  9. P Erick Fedde (2.87 ERA, 4.25 FIP, 13.1 K%, 34.8 Hard Hit% in 15.2 IP)

Notes: Pretty dramatic splits for the Nats this season, slashing a poor .233/.307/.388 against right-handed pitching, but excelling against southpaws like KKKKKKKaleb (.287/.361/.489). Rendon, Turner and Dozier are each OPS-ing over 1.000 when they have the platoon advantage.


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 1:35 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. Over/Under 8.5 strikeouts for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)