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Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 28, 2019

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

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Welcome to Sunday’s Diamondbacks (53-52) vs. Marlins (39-63) 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!

Coming up on the final few games, this is the most competitive month that the contest has had all season! The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. CF Jarrod Dyson
  2. 2B Ketel Marte
  3. 3B Eduardo Escobar
  4. LF David Peralta
  5. RF Adam Jones
  6. 1B Jake Lamb
  7. SS Nick Ahmed
  8. C Alex Avila
  9. P Robbie Ray (2.38 ERA, 4.28 FIP, 21.7 K%, 27.6 Hard Hit% in 22.2 IP)

Notes: Teams showing interest in Ray in advance of Wednesday’s trade deadline include the Yankees, Twins, Mets and Brewers. This could be the left-hander’s final start with the club he’s been with the last five seasons. His 162 strikeouts rank third among all National League pitchers.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. LF Harold Ramírez
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. RF Brian Anderson
  6. 3B Martin Prado
  7. C Bryan Holaday
  8. CF Yadiel Rivera
  9. P Elieser Hernandez (2.61 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 25.3 K%, 44.0 Hard Hit% in 38.0 IP)

Notes: Right-hander Jeff Brigham will rejoin the active roster in place of the departed Sergio Romo (call-up is still unofficial)...Hernandez makes his first start since July 4 against the Nationals. All of his outings between now and then were relatively short relief appearances, so safe to say his pitch count will be somewhat limited...Plenty of Marlins alumni are on hand for Throwback Weekend! Antonio Alfonseca will handle the ceremonial first pitch. There is a “selfie station” at Section 12 on the Promenade Level featuring Alfonseca, Álex González, Gaby Sanchez and Tommy Hutton. Although the series wraps around for a fourth game on Monday, this will be the final day of the throwback festivities...Christian Cevallos has reaction from the Romo trade and more major storylines in our weekly Marlins news roundup.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 1:10 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 the last run of the game? (Diamondbacks/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 total runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 Miguel Rojas hits? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Diamondbacks/Marlins)