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Marlins vs. Dodgers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 15, 2019

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

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Thursday’s Dodgers (81-41) vs. Marlins (44-75) game thread.

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Dodgers Lineup

  1. CF A.J. Pollock
  2. 3B Justin Turner
  3. C Will Smith
  4. 1B Cody Bellinger
  5. 2B Max Muncy
  6. RF Kris Negron
  7. SS Corey Seager
  8. LF Kyle Garlick
  9. P Walker Buehler (3.08 ERA, 2.97 FIP, 29.1 K%, 36.5 Hard Hit% in 137.1 IP)

Notes: Not much else needs to be said—this is a mismatch of historic proportions.

Call it a successful day if the Marlins score multiple runs against Buehler.

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 Curtis Granderson
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Caleb Smith (3.71 ERA, 4.34 FIP, 29.5 K%, 37.6 Hard Hit% in 106.2 IP)

Notes: Back-to-back starts with only four strikeouts apiece is uncharacteristically low for KKKKKKKaleb; last time that happened was in June 2018, right before suffering his season-ending lat injury...On Wednesday, Derek Jeter was complimentary of Don Mattingly’s performance as Marlins manager, but didn’t clearly endorse him to continue holding that job beyond this season. The fanbase seems to be on the same wavelength—appreciative of how Mattingly has conducted himself these four years while recognizing that a change could be in the club’s best competitive interests.


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 3:05 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Thursday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Alex Contreras (@TheRealACoN).

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? (Dodgers/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 98.5 pitches for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:55 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Isan Díaz get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Dodgers/Marlins)