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Marlins vs. Dodgers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 19, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Dodgers in Los Angeles.

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Welcome to Friday’s Dodgers (64-35) vs. Marlins (36-58) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. LF Curtis Granderson
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. 3B Brian Anderson
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. RF Harold Ramírez
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. CF César Puello
  9. P Zac Gallen (4.24 ERA, 4.04 FIP, 27.6 K%, 40.0 Hard Hit% in 17.0 IP)

Notes: Triple-A and MLB combined, Gallen has 133 strikeouts in 2019. With a decent outing tonight, he’ll set a new career-high for a single season, surpassing his 136 punchouts last year in New Orleans. Speaking of Gallen, he soared to No. 3 on Baseball America’s updated Marlins Top 30 prospects list after entering spring at No. 19. BA’s new Top 100 overall list (subscription required) has Gallen at No. 73, and Isan Díaz (No. 91) and Edward Cabrera (No. 92) featured for the first time...Right-hander Brian McKenna has signed with the Marlins after impressing as a reliever on the Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League. That’s the same pipeline where Miami found Trevor Richards three years ago. Watch a McKenna swinging strikeout from July 5 (play-by-play: Aaron Brodie/@1REALBrodie).

Daniel Smith takes you through the rest of Friday’s Marlins headlines.

Dodgers Lineup

  1. 1B Joc Pederson
  2. LF Alex Verdugo
  3. 3B Max Muncy
  4. RF Cody Bellinger
  5. CF A.J. Pollock
  6. SS Corey Seager
  7. 2B Kiké Hernández
  8. C Russell Martin
  9. P Hyun-Jin Ryu (1.78 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 23.5 K%, 31.0 Hard Hit% in 116.0 IP)

Notes: The only National League team essentially locked into a postseason berth already, the Dodgers are a juggernaut, with a run differential that legitimizes their NL-leading .646 winning percentage. Bellinger hogs the headlines, but this is an ultra-deep organization that performs especially well at home (37-12, plus-102 run differential)...Well below-average fastball velocity hasn’t stood in Ryu’s way from emerging as the Dodgers ace. He gets great separation between the four-seamer and changeup despite that, and consistently throws each of his pitches for strikes. If maintained, the lefty’s 2.5% walk rate in 2019 would rank among the best marks ever posted in a qualified MLB season.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 10:10 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 gets the first hit? (Marlins/Dodgers)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 Brian Anderson RBIs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Zac Gallen make a quality start? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Dodgers)