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Marlins vs. Rockies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 17, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Rockies in Colorado.

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Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (45-76) vs. Rockies (55-67) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 3B Neil Walker
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. LF Curtis Granderson
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Héctor Noesí (8.18 ERA, 7.58 FIP, 23.9 K%, 31.0 Hard Hit% in 11.0 IP)

Notes: Pablo López (right shoulder strain) had an encouraging rehab start with Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, striking out five in 3 13 innings. Perhaps after one more tune-up, he will replace Noesí in the Marlins rotation...Mired in a recent slump, Alfaro has taken his free-swinging tendencies to an extreme, whiffing frequently as a result. While the Marlins were hopeful that he could fill J.T. Realmuto’s shoes as the regular catcher, his 2019 season numbers are actually more comparable to Realmuto’s disappointing predecessor, Jarrod Saltalamacchia...Martín Prado seems at peace with his limited role on the roster. The 35-year-old last started a game on August 8.

Rockies Lineup

  1. RF Charlie Blackmon
  2. SS Trevor Story
  3. 3B Nolan Arenado
  4. 1B Daniel Murphy
  5. LF Raimel Tapia
  6. 2B Ryan McMahon
  7. CF Ian Desmond
  8. C Tony Wolters
  9. P German Márquez (4.75 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 24.1 K%, 42.9 Hard Hit% in 163.0 IP)

Notes: With Márquez on the mound tonight, this wraps up a grueling 11-game stretch during which the Marlins have constantly faced established and/or high-ceiling starting pitchers. They are 3-7 in the previous 10...Arenado is only two long balls away from his fifth consecutive 30-homer season. Hall of Famers Chipper Jones and Eddie Mathews are the only National League third basemen ever with longer streaks.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 8:10 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? (Marlins/Rockies)
  2. Over/Under 19.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Jon Berti? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Wei-Yin Chen make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Rockies)