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Marlins vs. Cubs: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 6, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Marlins (9-24) vs. Cubs (19-12) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Martin Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. C Jorge Alfaro
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. LF Peter O’Brien
  7. 3B Jon Berti
  8. CF Isaac Galloway
  9. P Sandy Alcantara (4.86 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 14.7 K%, 27.4 Hard Hit% in 33.1 IP)

Notes: In case you missed it, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic provides a critical look inside Gary Denbo’s career...No doubt, Alcantara has been plagued by some bad luck, but his strikeout rate is alarmingly low (seventh percentile among MLB pitchers). Not the strongest defense behind him, so more of the same will almost certainly extend Miami’s losing streak...Thanks to Al Yellon for sharing my take on the state of the Marlins with his audience on Fish Stripes’ sister site Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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Cubs Lineup

  1. RF Ben Zobrist
  2. 3B Kris Bryant
  3. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  4. SS Javier Báez
  5. C Willson Contreras
  6. CF Jason Heyward
  7. 2B David Bote
  8. LF Kyle Schwarber
  9. P Cole Hamels (3.19 ERA, 3.61 FIP, 24.3 K%, 46.5 Hard Hit% in 36.2 IP)

Notes: After early-season frustration, the Cubs are firing on all cylinders and have seized the top run differential in Major League Baseball (plus-51)...The most vulnerable component of their team—the bullpen—is gaining a potential reinforcement with the recall of right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple-A just in time for this series.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 8:05 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/Cubs)
  2. Over/Under 9.5 strikeouts for Marlins batters? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:01 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Sandy Alcantara’s 4.86 ERA go up or down by the end of his outing? (Up/Down)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Cubs)