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Marlins vs. Pirates: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 15, 2019

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

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Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (24-43) vs. Pirates (31-38) game thread.

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Pirates Lineup

  1. SS Kevin Newman
  2. RF Bryan Reynolds
  3. CF Starling Marte
  4. 1B Josh Bell
  5. 3B Colin Moran
  6. LF Corey Dickerson
  7. C Elias Díaz
  8. 2B Adam Frazier
  9. P Dario Agrazal (Triple-A stats: 3.10 ERA, 3.75 FIP, 20.6 K% in 49.1 IP)

Notes: Identical Pirates lineup to last night with the the exception of the 24-year-old right-hander Agrazal, who is making his major league debut. MLB Pipeline describes him as a “command over stuff pitcher,” relying heavily on a low-90s sinker to induce ground balls.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 1B Garrett Cooper
  3. 3B Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. RF Harold Ramírez
  6. CF JT Riddle
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. SS Miguel Rojas
  9. P Pablo López (3.31 ERA, 4.63 FIP, 24.0 K%, 35.7 Hard Hit% in 73.1 IP)

Notes: The Fish dropped the series opener, 11-0, in what was their most lopsided home loss of the 2019 season...Encouraging to see Chad Wallach, Peter O’Brien and Neil Walker taking live batting practice. The Marlins hope to get a few of them back from the injured list later this month...Tonight is also the Florida State League All-Star Game in Jupiter! Adam McInturff of 2080 Baseball has a scouting preview that features Edward Cabrera and José Devers.


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Saturday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Alex Contreras (@TheRealACoN).

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 the last run of the game? (Pirates/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 strikeouts for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:52 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Sergio Romo make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Pirates/Marlins)