clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Marlins vs. Rays: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 4, 2019

New, comments

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Rays in Tampa Bay.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Miami Marlins v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Welcome to Sunday’s Rays (64-48) vs. Marlins (42-66) game thread.

Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. Each monthly points leader for August and September wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. We’re also saving something special for the overall full-season points leader. The best seller in our store: Caleb “KKKKKKKaleb” Smith shirts!

Congratulations to our July 2019 winner, @dee_marlins! This was easily the most competitive month for the contest so far, with several of you in contention entering the final game. More of the same in August, hopefully.

The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.


Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 3B Jon Berti
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. RF Brian Anderson
  5. DH Curtis Granderson
  6. 2B Starlin Castro
  7. LF Harold Ramírez
  8. CF César Puello
  9. C Bryan Holaday

P Caleb Smith (3.43 ERA, 4.06 FIP, 31.2 K%, 37.0 Hard Hit% in 97.0 IP)

Notes: The highest single-season strikeout total by a Marlins left-hander over the past decade is 125 by Mark Buehrle in 2012. KKKKKKKaleb enters today with 119...After serving up the game-winning homer on Saturday, Jarlin García’s 20-inning scoreless streak was snapped. Speaking of scoreless streaks, Austin Brice had a nice one going before landing on the injured list with a forearm strain. Brice just pitched a smooth inning with High-A Jupiter on rehab, putting on track to rejoin the active roster in the next 7-10 days.

Rays Lineup

  1. 3B Matt Duffy
  2. LF Tommy Pham
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. DH Travis d’Arnaud
  5. RF Avisaíl García
  6. 2B Michael Brosseau
  7. CF Guillermo Heredia
  8. C Mike Zunino
  9. SS Willy Adames

P Yonny Chirinos (3.70 ERA, 4.14 FIP, 21.8 K%, 33.5 Hard Hit% in 121.2 IP)

Notes: The Rays are seeking a sweep of the Citrus Series for just the second time in the history of the rivalry (4-0 vs. Marlins in 2013).


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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Marlins/Rays)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 Caleb Smith strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:55 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will any Marlins player bat 5+ times? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Rays)