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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 25, 2019

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

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Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (46-82) vs. Phillies (67-61) game thread.

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Phillies Lineup

  1. 2B César Hernández
  2. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  3. C J.T. Realmuto
  4. LF Corey Dickerson
  5. SS Jean Segura
  6. CF Scott Kingery
  7. RF Adam Haseley
  8. 3B Maikel Franco
  9. SP Aaron Nola (3.51 ERA, 4.06 FIP, 26.6 K%, 38.5 Hard Hit% in 161.1 IP)

Notes: Bryce Harper remains on the paternity list, though that seemingly hasn’t bothered the Phillies offense much—they are averaging 10 runs per game in this series with a .990 OPS as a team and more strikeouts than walks...Nola is the clear-cut ace of their rotation. He has authored 10 of the team’s top 25 Game Scores in 2019. His best outing against the Marlins—June 21 in Philly—was actually a loss, as Sandy Alcantara outdueled him.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 3B Starlin Castro
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. RF Harold Ramirez
  5. 2B Isan Díaz
  6. LF Austin Dean
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. SP Elieser Hernandez (5.18 ERA, 6.27 FIP, 24.1 K%, 32.5 Hard Hit% in 57.1 IP)

Notes: Having debuted for the Marlins earlier in the summer, right-hander Kyle Keller returns to the bullpen, replacing Tyler Kinley...Available off the bench this afternoon, Jorge Alfaro loves these matchups with his former team. Alex Arias (1993) is the only Marlin ever with a higher batting average against the Phillies in a single season (min. 25 at-bats). Alfaro enters Sunday at .462 (18-for-39)...As usual, Christian Cevallos covers a handful of major storylines from the past week.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 1:10 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 gets the first hit? (Phillies/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 17.5 total strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3.5 Lewis Brinson at-bats? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Elieser Hernandez complete five innings? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)