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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 3, 2019

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

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (32-51) vs. Nationals (43-41) game thread.

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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. 2B Brian Dozier
  7. CF Víctor Robles
  8. C Yan Gomes
  9. P Stephen Strasburg (3.88 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 28.1 K%, 32.2 Hard Hit% in 109.0 IP)

Notes: It’s a rematch of last Thursday’s pitching matchup in Miami (Nats won, 8-5). Strasburg enters with 19 career wins against the Fish, tied with Greg Maddux for the most all time.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. LF Harold Ramírez
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. 3B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. LF Curtis Granderson
  7. CF JT Riddle
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. P Sandy Alcantara (3.86 ERA, 4.54 FIP, 15.9 K%, 32.0 Hard Hit% in 95.2 IP)

Notes: No Brian Anderson (elbow contusion) in the lineup after he collided with the right field fence on Tuesday. Anderson has played in 82 of the first 83 regular season games...This will be Sandy’s final appearance prior to the MLB All-Star Game, where he’ll be the lone Marlins representative. While acknowledging that he’s had some great performances in 2019, the right-hander only made the National League roster due to the “every team gets an All-Star” rule. Our latest FanPulse survey asked whether that rule should continue to exist.


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 6:05 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/Strasburg)
  2. Over/Under 0.5 Garrett Cooper runs batted in? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:57 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be any sacrifice flies? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)