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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 30, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Nationals in Washington, DC.

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Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (48-85) vs. Nationals (74-58) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. RF Harold Ramirez
  3. 3B Starlin Castro
  4. 1B Neil Walker
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. LF Austin Dean
  9. SP Elieser Hernandez (4.97 ERA, 6.02 FIP, 24.1 K%, 31.3 Hard Hit% in 63.1 IP)

Notes: As discovered first by Doug Kern and confirmed by the Elias Sports Bureau, Thursday’s win is the only Marlins game ever to include both a leadoff home run and a walk-off home run. Obviously, it won’t be possible to repeat that exact feat during this road trip...The Marlins have lost 12 straight games away from Miami, dating back to July 24 in Chicago. Hard to feel confident about their chances when they just played a 12-inning contest and the Nats are fully rested...Our FanPulse polls continue to detect a gradual decline in confidence about the state of the franchise. Improving 2020 MLB Draft position doesn’t bring the same peace of mind as watching young Marlins players succeed at the major league level. Robert Dugger’s masterpiece aside, the month of August has been an extended dry spell.

Nationals Lineup

  1. SS Trea Turner
  2. RF Gerardo Parra
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon
  4. LF Juan Soto
  5. 2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
  6. 1B Matt Adams
  7. C Kurt Suzuki
  8. CF Víctor Robles
  9. SP Aníbal Sánchez (3.81 ERA, 4.20 FIP, 19.5 K%, 27.3 Hard Hit% in 130.0 IP)

Notes: The general public is sleeping a bit on Víctor Robles. He enters tonight riding a 16-game on-base streak while playing premium center field defense. Frankly, he’s the type of quality, all-around player the Marlins thought they were getting in Lewis Brinson, and keep in mind that Robles is still just 22 years old...Even hotter than Robles at the plate over that same period, Cabrera owns a .346/.426/.577 slash line in his 61 plate appearances with Washington.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:05 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? (Marlins/Nationals)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:58 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Lewis Brinson get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)