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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 27, 2019

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

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (16-34) vs. Nationals (22-31) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. CF Harold Ramírez
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. 1B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. 3B Martín Prado
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. SS Miguel Rojas
  9. P José Ureña (4.30 ERA, 4.32 FIP, 15.4 K%, 38.7 Hard Hit% in 58.2 IP)

Notes: Harold has 15 hits through his first 11 major league games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the highest hit total for anybody who has ever played their first 11 career games for the Marlins...Especially during this road trip, we’ve seen this club’s offense erupt in the ninth inning. For the season overall, the Marlins have a higher batting average (.263), on-base percentage (.358) and slugging percentage (.404) in the ninth than they do in any other inning. The main issue, of course, is that they’re falling behind by such large margins in the earlier stages of the game...Our own Danny Martinez has a new Fish Bites episode for your listening pleasure.

Prior to today’s game, the Marlins recalled Elieser Hernandez from Triple-A New Orleans and optioned Tyler Kinley. Updated roster below (red = switch-hitter, blue = lefty pitcher/lefty hitter, beneath black line = injured list).

Marlins Communications

Nationals Lineup

  1. SS Trea Turner
  2. RF Adam Eaton
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon
  4. LF Juan Soto
  5. 1B Matt Adams
  6. C Kurt Suzuki
  7. CF Gerardo Parra
  8. 2B Brian Dozier
  9. P Max Scherzer (3.41 ERA, 2.34 FIP, 32.4 K%, 38.1 Hard Hit% in 71.1 IP)

Notes: For the fourth consecutive season, Mad Max is leading the National League in strikeouts. Hard to believe, but the Nats are 2-9 in 2019 when Scherzer takes the mound, even though he has delivered eight quality starts in 11 tries.


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/Nationals)
  2. Over/Under 6.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 97.5 pitches for José Ureña? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Ureña’s season ERA go up or down? (Up/Down)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)