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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 27, 2019

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

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Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (30-48) vs. Nationals (39-40) 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!

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Nationals Lineup

  1. SS Trea Turner
  2. RF Adam Eaton
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon
  4. LF Juan Soto
  5. 1B Matt Adams
  6. C Kurt Suzuki
  7. CF Víctor Robles
  8. 2B Brian Dozier
  9. P Stephen Strasburg (3.79 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 29.1 K%, 34.4 Hard Hit% in 102.0 IP)

Notes: The Nats became the first team this season to lose a series to the Fish, but have since won six of the last seven games against them...Uncharacteristically healthy in 2019, Strasburg can move into the top 10 among MLB pitchers in both innings pitched and strikeouts with a decent outing tonight.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. LF Harold Ramírez
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. 3B Brian Anderson
  5. 1B Neil Walker
  6. 2B Starlin Castro
  7. CF JT Riddle
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. P Sandy Alcantara (Triple-A stats: 3.51 ERA, 4.13 FIP, 16.8 K%, 31.1 Hard Hit% in 89.2 IP)

Notes: Approximately midway through their 2019 home schedule, the Marlins have a 13-27 record in Miami. That .325 winning percentage would be easily the worst single-season mark in franchise history...Sandy Alcantara joined the Swings and Mishes podcast for his first-ever sit-down interview in English. The Dominican right-hander is perhaps the most likely Marlins player to earn an All-Star selection thanks to his improved performance recently...For the first time in his Marlins career, Starlin Castro has been dropped to the No. 6 spot in the batting order. Our own Ethan Budowsky makes the case for promoting Isan Díaz now to supplant Castro as the everyday second baseman.


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.

Thursday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writers are Luis Davila (@luisrdavi) and Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori).

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? (Strasburg/Alcantara)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Sandy Alcantara strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 Marlins home runs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Starlin Castro get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Nationals/Marlins)