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Marlins vs. Rockies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 18, 2019

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

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Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (45-77) vs. Rockies (56-67) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Isan Díaz
  2. SS Starlin Castro
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper
  5. LF Harold Ramirez
  6. 3B Martín Prado
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. P Jordan Yamamoto (4.42 ERA, 4.57 FIP, 23.7 K%, 42.5 Hard Hit% in 59.0 IP)

Notes: Castro has spent most of his professional career at shortstop, but this will be his first start there in more than three years...Marlins pitchers have allowed at least one home run in a franchise-record 19 consecutive games. That includes 21(!) over the last five games against the Dodgers and Rockies. For the season overall, opponents have out-homered the Fish, 179-102...Christian Cevallos has your Marlins weekly news roundup.

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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 Dom Nuñez
  9. P Peter Lambert (6.75 ERA, 5.79 FIP, 15.8 K%, 42.8 Hard Hit% in 60.0 IP)

Notes: The Rockies haven’t swept a home series since May 31-June 2 against the Blue Jays...You know plenty about Blackmon, Story and Arenado, but McMahon is firmly establishing himself as a big league contributor. The former second-round draft pick is slashing .295/.375/.634 with 10 home runs and 27 runs batted in since the All-Star break.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 3:10 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 hits the first home run? (Marlins/Rockies)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 Jordan Yamamoto strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:01 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Yamamoto make a quality start? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Rockies)