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Marlins vs. Cardinals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 12, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Cardinals in Miami.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (23-42) vs. Cardinals (33-32) game thread.

Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for June, July, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. The best seller in our store: Caleb “KKKKKKKaleb” Smith shirts!

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

There is a special bonus for participating tonight! We have tickets to give away to Saturday’s Florida State League All-Star Game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Those who get the most correct picks in the Marlins-Cardinals game will be offered two tickets apiece.

Cardinals Lineup

  1. 3B Matt Carpenter
  2. SS Paul DeJong
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt
  4. LF Marcell Ozuna
  5. C Yadier Molina
  6. 2B Kolten Wong
  7. RF Dexter Fowler
  8. CF Harrison Bader
  9. P Miles Mikolas (4.54 ERA, 4.74 FIP, 17.6 K%, 36.3 Hard Hit% in 73.1 IP)

Notes: Wong is arguably the most accomplished active player with Hawaiian roots. How appropriate that Jordan Yamamoto makes his major league debut against a fellow islander...Mikolas was an out-of-nowhere All-Star for the Cardinals in 2018, but has regressed significantly this season. The right-hander exited his previous outing after only four innings due to a forearm contusion.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 1B Garrett Cooper
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. CF Harold Ramírez
  6. 3B Martín Prado
  7. SS Miguel Rojas
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. P Jordan Yamamoto (Double-A stats: 3.58 ERA, 4.15 FIP, 23.7 K% in 65.1 IP)

Notes: Timing is everything. Yamamoto was added to the 40-man roster last offseason—instead of more highly regarded pitching prospects—because the Marlins risked losing him in the Rule 5 Draft, and he’s been called up for this spot start because of that 40-man status and the fact that he’s on regular rest (5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 2 HR for Jacksonville on Friday). Expect a comparable performance to what Elieser Hernandez did on Tuesday night; Yamamoto possesses comparable stuff to Hernandez, though perhaps a slightly better breaking ball...This will be Anderson’s first time playing right field since May 10.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Fish Stripes will not have a credentialed writer in attendance, but friend of the blog Alex Carver (@marlinsminors) will be all over it.

Fish Picks

Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Mikolas/Yamamoto)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:56 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Curtis Granderson reach base safely? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Cardinals/Marlins)