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Marlins vs. Brewers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 5, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Brewers in Milwaukee.

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (22-36) vs. Brewers (34-27) game thread.

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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. SS Miguel Rojas
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. P Sandy Alcantara (4.08 ERA, 4.67 FIP, 15.0 K%, 28.8 Hard Hit% in 64.0 IP)

Notes: Perhaps the most satisfying win of the season on Tuesday? To go into Milwaukee and for Christian Yelich to have a productive night and still annihilate a first-place team, 16-0, caught the world’s attention. Entering this game, the Marlins have identical splits in home games versus road games—11-18 record, minus-29 run differential...In farm system news, right-hander Zac Gallen has cracked the Baseball America Top 100 MLB prospects list at No. 98 (subscription required). Sixto Sánchez is No. 18 and Víctor Víctor Mesa has fallen way down to No. 88 due to his disappointing first half with High-A Jupiter...The third and final day of the Marlins 2019 draft class is being covered here.

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Brewers Lineup

  1. LF Ben Gamel
  2. RF Christian Yelich
  3. CF Lorenzo Cain
  4. 2B Mike Moustakas
  5. C Yasmani Grandal
  6. 1B Eric Thames
  7. 3B Travis Shaw
  8. SS Orlando Arcia
  9. P Jimmy Nelson (2017 stats: 3.49 ERA, 3.05 FIP, 27.3 K%, 31.1 Hard Hit% in 175.1 IP)

Notes: This is far from your ordinary Marlins-Brewers game. Nelson was the ace of a surprisingly good 2017 Brew Crew club that led the NL Central division for the majority of the season. Then on Sept. 8, he suffered a right shoulder injury...and hasn’t appeared in the big leagues since. On Wednesday, he celebrates his 30th birthday as well as his triumphant return. Back in the day, Nelson mixed his mid-90s heat with two breaking balls, throwing curveballs primarily to left-handers and trusting his slider more versus right-handers.

Nelson initially hurt himself as a baserunner.
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It’s not like Cain was ever known for his power, but the veteran center fielder is offering even less production in that department than usual. His last extra-base hit was on May 21; his last home run was on May 3.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:40 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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Alcantara/Nelson)
  2. Over/Under 95.5 pitches for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:00 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Starlin Castro drive in at least one run? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Brewers)