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Marlins vs. Cubs: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 7, 2019

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

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Thanks for joining us for Tuesday’s Marlins (10-24) vs. Cubs (19-13) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 1B Martin Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. C Jorge Alfaro
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. SS Miguel Rojas
  7. 3B Jon Berti
  8. CF Isaac Galloway
  9. P Caleb Smith (2.00 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 33.6 K%, 26.3 Hard Hit% in 36.0 IP)

Notes: Can’t get enough of this Caleb Smith hot streak. Michael Ajeto of Pitcher List is the latest to explain his sophomore season success (plus the implications for fantasy baseball owners)...Seven straight hitless games have seen Castro dip from below average (.267/.325/.362) to awful (.214/.268/.290). The most mystifying part? He hasn’t struck out a single time in that stretch. His luck will come around eventually.

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Cubs Lineup

  1. CF Albert Almora Jr.
  2. 3B Kris Bryant
  3. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  4. SS Javier Báez
  5. C Willson Contreras
  6. 2B David Bote
  7. RF Jason Heyward
  8. LF Ben Zobrist
  9. P Jon Lester (1.73 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 26.5 K%, 36.8 Hard Hit% in 26.0 IP)

Notes: In last outing, Lester tossed a one-hit masterpiece against the high-powered Mariners. He hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in any appearance since Sept. 10, 2018.

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 give ESPN+ a try! The new streaming service is carrying select Marlins matchups throughout the season, including this one. Broadcasts of every major sport, award-winning documentaries and digital-only studio programs for just $4.99 per month.

Listen on 940 WINZ.

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 will use a mound visit first? (Marlins/Cubs)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 strikeouts for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 6.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will either team hit a triple? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Cubs)