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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 18, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Padres vs. Mets in Miami.

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Welcome to Thursday’s Padres (46-49) vs. Marlins (35-58) game thread.

Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for July, August, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. We’re also saving something special for the overall full-season points leader. The best seller in our store: Caleb “KKKKKKKaleb” Smith shirts!

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

Padres Lineup

  1. SS Fernando Tatís Jr.
  2. 1B Eric Hosmer
  3. 3B Manny Machado
  4. LF Hunter Renfroe
  5. RF Franmil Reyes
  6. 2B Ian Kinsler
  7. CF Manuel Margot
  8. C Austin Hedges
  9. P Dinelson Lamet (6.30 ERA, 5.82 FIP, 32.6 K%, 37.5 Hard Hit% in 10.0 IP)

Notes: Chris Paddack brought his A game last night, and yet the Marlins came so close to storming back for the win...The hard-throwing Lamet had an intriguing rookie campaign for the Padres, but Tommy John surgery halted his progression. This will be just his third start in the majors this season, marking the final meeting between these clubs in 2019.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 3B Neil Walker
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. RF Brian Anderson
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. C Jorge Alfaro
  7. LF Harold Ramírez
  8. CF César Puello
  9. P Caleb Smith (3.46 ERA, 4.34 FIP, 30.5 K%, 37.4 Hard Hit% in 78.0 IP)

Notes: Sidelined for the past 27 games by a right hamstring strain, veteran Martín Prado has officially returned. JT Riddle (right forearm strain) goes to the injured list in a corresponding move...A July hot streak is not only salvaging Starlin Castro’s trade value—it ranks as one of the best offensive months of his career! Castro has at least one hit in each of the 11 Marlins games, slashing .426/.438/.681 with seven runs batted in (including five against the Padres)...With at least six strikeouts today, Smith can join Wei-Yin Chen, Adam Conley and Mark Buehrle as the only Marlins left-handers over the past decade to reach 100 in a single season.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 12:10 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? (Padres/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 strikeouts for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 Martín Prado at-bats? (Over/Under)
  4. Who wins? (Padres/Marlins)