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Marlins vs. Reds: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 29, 2019

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

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Welcome to Thursday’s Reds (63-69) vs. Marlins (47-85) 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 Alex Wood (6.07 ERA, 6.04 FIP, 17.1 K%, 31.3 Hard Hit% in 29.2 IP)

Notes: The Reds are attempting to complete a season series sweep of the Marlins. The only previous time that has happened was 1998 (9-0 vs. Marlins)...Extremely disappointing walk year for Wood. When healthy, he had been a slightly above-average starting pitcher for the Braves and Dodgers for a solid half-decade. However, not only did he lose the majority of his 2019 campaign to a back injury, but since joining the Reds rotation, he’s been uncharacteristically hit hard.

Baseball Savant

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 1B Garrett Cooper
  3. 3B Starlin Castro
  4. C Jorge Alfaro
  5. RF Harold Ramirez
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. LF Austin Dean
  9. SP Robert Dugger (MiLB stats: 5.15 ERA, 4.59 FIP, 22.7 K% in 124.0 IP)

Notes: Dugger has a similar opportunity to what Jeff Brigham had in late 2018. The Marlins don’t necessarily expect him to be a starting option for them long term, but he’ll at least have a few major league outings to make a good impression on those decision-makers. The right-hander’s fastball averaged just 90.6 miles per hour in his Aug. 5 debut. His command will need to be more precise to survive at such ordinary velocity...Alfaro starts in the cleanup spot for the first time since May 8...Highly recommend that Marlins fans listen to Martín Prado’s interview on the new Swings and Mishes episode. He speaks bluntly about the differences between old and new team ownership, his plans to continue his playing career in 2020 despite declining production, and why he has teamed up with Florida International University to establish a scholarship for Venezuelan students.

Marlins Communications

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 gets more hits? (Reds/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Robert Dugger strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2.5 total home runs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Reds/Marlins)