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Marlins vs. Cubs: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 9, 2019

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

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Thanks for joining us for Thursday’s Marlins (10-26) vs. Cubs (21-13) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 3B Martín Prado
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. LF Peter O’Brien
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. CF Rosell Herrera
  9. P Trevor Richards (4.10 ERA, 4.98 FIP, 21.0 K%, 31.7 Hard Hit% in 37.1 IP)

Notes: On the injured list for the fourth time in his Marlins career, OF/1B Garrett Cooper (left hand contusion) is nearing a return. He went 0-for-2 with a walk for High-A Jupiter on Wednesday and figures to be in their lineup again this evening. Cooper is eligible to be reinstated on Saturday in New York if the team feels he’s ready...More detailed analysis coming to Fish Stripes next week, but the Marlins had a .215/.277/.326 batting line (.603 OPS) in their 20 games with Mike Pagliarulo as hitting coach; they have made absolutely no progress since replacing him, sporting a .227/.288/.302 slash line (.590 OPS).

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Cubs Lineup

  1. RF Jason Heyward
  2. 3B Kris Bryant
  3. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  4. SS Javier Báez
  5. LF Kyle Schwarber
  6. CF Albert Almora Jr.
  7. 2B David Bote
  8. C Taylor Davis
  9. P Yu Darvish (5.79 ERA, 6.81 FIP, 24.3 K%, 36.5 Hard Hit% in 32.2 IP)

Notes: Darvish has issued the most walks of any National League pitcher, while the Fish have drawn the fewest of any club. Something’s gotta give!

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 2:20 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 96.5 pitches for Trevor Richards? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Brian Anderson? (Over/Under)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Cubs)