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Marlins vs. Reds: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 27, 2019

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

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Tuesday’s Reds (61-69) vs. Marlins (47-83) game thread.

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Reds Lineup

  1. CF Nick Senzel
  2. 1B Joey Votto
  3. 3B Eugenio Suárez
  4. RF Aristides Aquino
  5. LF Phillip Ervin
  6. SS José Iglesias
  7. C Curt Casali
  8. 2B Freddy Galvis
  9. SP Luis Castillo (3.04 ERA, 3.73 FIP, 28.5 K%, 32.5 Hard Hit% in 154.0 IP)

Notes: Joey Votto was sidelined with a lower back strain. Fresh off the injured list, he hopes to salvage something from an uncharacteristically mediocre year...Throughout his major league career, Galvis has derived most of his value from defense. But he’s never been so locked in at the plate, slashing .404/.420/.702 in 13 games since being claimed by Cincinnati on waivers...The Reds face left-handed pitchers like Caleb Smith less often than most teams, accounting for only 22.4% of all their plate appearances so far this season. That being said, their effectiveness vs. lefties is very comparable to what the team has done overall...Castillo throws a filthy changeup and leans on it heavily.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. RF Harold Ramirez
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. 3B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Isan Díaz
  6. C Jorge Alfaro
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. LF Austin Dean
  9. SP Caleb Smith (3.82 ERA, 4.58 FIP, 29.1 K%, 36.4 Hard Hit% in 117.2 IP)

Notes: Walker had gone 116 plate appearances without a home run before snapping out of the drought last night. He’s at third base again, which forces Starlin Castro to the bench. Why does that matter? Castro has played in all 130 Marlins games this season...In his only previous meeting with the Reds in 2018, Smith held them scoreless through 5 23 innings.

Meanwhile, on the injury front...

  • Austin Brice has once again landed on the injured list with a right forearm strain, putting his season in serious jeopardy
  • Brian Anderson (fractured left hand) will miss the rest of 2019, Don Mattingly says, but there won’t be any surgery required
  • José Ureña, Miguel Rojas and César Puello have all moved their rehab to Triple-A New Orleans; they’re projected to rejoin the Marlins roster within the next week
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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.

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? (Reds/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Marlins hits vs. Luis Castillo? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:55 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Caleb Smith make a quality start? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Reds/Marlins)