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Marlins vs. Reds: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 28, 2019

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

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Welcome to Wednesday’s Reds (62-69) vs. Marlins (47-84) game thread.

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Reds Lineup

  1. LF Josh VanMeter
  2. 1B Joey Votto
  3. 3B Eugenio Suárez
  4. RF Aristides Aquino
  5. 2B Freddy Galvis
  6. CF Nick Senzel
  7. C Tucker Barnhart
  8. SS José Iglesias
  9. SP Anthony DeSclafani (4.27 ERA, 4.70 FIP, 23.8 K%, 38.3 Hard Hit% in 128.2 IP)

Notes: The streaky Suárez has homered in three straight games. It’s already the third separate time he’s done that this season. His 37 total long balls rank fourth in the National League behind only Cody Bellinger, Pete Alonso and Christian Yelich...Last time he faced the Marlins on Sept. 22, 2018, DeSclafani matched a career high with 10 strikeouts.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 1B Neil Walker
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. 3B Starlin Castro
  5. 2B Isan Díaz
  6. CF Lewis Brinson
  7. LF Austin Dean
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. SP Sandy Alcantara (4.15 ERA, 4.81 FIP, 16.8 K%, 32.8 Hard Hit% in 149.2 IP)

Notes: Another day, another injury. Jordan Yamamoto (right forearm strain) has been placed on the 10-day injured list; Robert Dugger was recalled from Triple-A and will start tomorrow...Viewed primarily as a right fielder entering the season, Cooper has since settled in as the Marlins first baseman. This will be his first action in right since June 27...No coincidence that Holaday gets the start tonight—this mark the 14th time in Alcantara’s last 17 starts that he’s been the catcher...The article already needs to be updated following the Yamamoto/Dugger move, but you may find this September call-up preview useful.


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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (DeSclafani/Alcantara)
  2. Over/Under 99.5 pitches for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 Neil Walker RBIs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Martín Prado make an appearance off the bench? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Reds/Marlins)