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Marlins vs. Dodgers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 13, 2019

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

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Dodgers (79-41) vs. Marlins (44-73) game thread.

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Dodgers Lineup

  1. RF Joc Pederson
  2. 2B Max Muncy
  3. 3B Justin Turner
  4. 1B Cody Bellinger
  5. CF A.J. Pollock
  6. SS Corey Seager
  7. C Will Smith
  8. LF Matt Beaty
  9. P Dustin May (Triple-A stats: 2.30 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 21.1 K% in 27.1 IP)

Notes: Tied for the best record in Major League Baseball, it’s been a mostly drama-free season for the Dodgers. They have spent zero days below the .500 mark and boast a 19-9 record since the All-Star break. In a convincing sweep, the NL West leaders outscored the Marlins 21-7 when they met in L.A. last month...Originally slated as tonight’s probable starter, Clayton Kershaw will instead take the mound on Wednesday, switching assignments with the rookie May. The young right-hander is a consensus Top 50 MLB prospect, tapping into more potential thanks to a spike in his fastball velocity.

Baseball Savant

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper
  5. 3B Starlin Castro
  6. LF Harold Ramirez
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Jordan Yamamoto (4.17 ERA, 4.18 FIP, 25.1 K%, 40.4 Hard Hit% in 54.0 IP)

Notes: After having made it through six career starts without surrendering a home run, Yamamoto has served up six of them in his last four (at least one each outing). That will obviously be a big factor in how the Marlins do in this game...The transition to third base has rejuvenated Castro’s bat—he’s slashing .500/.500/.731 with only two strikeouts through 26 plate appearances at that position...In case you missed it during the off day, the Marlins released their 2020 regular season schedule.

He’s not a Miami Marlin yet, but infielder Eddy Alvarez is poised for a September call-up after thriving the past several months at Triple-A New Orleans. Andre Fernandez of The Athletic tells the unique backstory of how the South Florida native overcame severe knee issues to become an Olympic medalist—as a speed skater!—and find success in baseball after years away from the sport (subscription required).

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:10 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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (May/Yamamoto)
  2. Over/Under 16.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 10,999 attendance? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Dodgers/Marlins)