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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 23, 2019

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

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Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (45-81) vs. Phillies (66-60) game thread.

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Phillies Lineup

  1. 2B César Hernández
  2. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  3. C J.T. Realmuto
  4. RF Corey Dickerson
  5. SS Jean Segura
  6. LF Scott Kingery
  7. 3B Brad Miller
  8. CF Adam Haseley
  9. SP Vince Velasquez (4.35 ERA, 5.25 FIP, 25.3 K%, 40.2 Hard Hit% in 89.0 IP)

Notes: In the midst of his best month as a Philly, Bryce Harper is away tonight on paternity leave. Since his 2012 debut, Harper is the MLB leader in home runs against the Marlins. Fortunate timing...For no rhyme or reason, Velasquez has pitched practically twice as many road innings as home innings this season. He’s been more prone to walks away from Philly, but the overall numbers don’t indicate any meaningful splits.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 3B Neil Walker
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper
  5. LF Harold Ramirez
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. CF Lewis Brinson
  9. SP Héctor Noesí (9.39 ERA, 8.36 FIP, 19.4 K%, 37.8 Hard Hit% in 15.1 IP)

Notes: Díaz was being used exclusively in the top two spots of the lineup since his debut, but with his struggles ongoing, Don Mattingly will try him in the No. 6 spot to alleviate some pressure. The 23-year-old enters tonight with a .436 OPS through 16 games...Daniel Smith has your weekend roundup of more Marlins storylines.

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.

Friday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Alex Krutchik (@AlexKrutchikFS).

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? (Phillies/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Brian Anderson? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 10,999 attendance? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be any stolen bases? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)