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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 5, 2019 (Game 1)

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Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Mets in Flushing.

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Welcome to Monday’s Mets (55-56) vs. Marlins (42-67) Game 1 thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. RF Brian Anderson
  5. 3B Starlin Castro
  6. LF Harold Ramírez
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. C Jorge Alfaro
  9. P Robert Dugger (Double-A/Triple-A stats: 5.33 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 21.8 K% in 106.1 IP)

Notes: Brinson, Díaz, Dugger and trade acquisition Ryne Stanek have all been newly added to the roster, with Kyle Keller heading down to Triple-A New Orleans and César Puello (left hip flexor strain) and Neil Walker (right index finger sprain) suffering injuries. Veteran right-hander Héctor Noesí has also joined the team—not officially placed on roster yet—and will presumably make an appearance in this series...A consensus Top 30 prospect in the Marlins farm system, Dugger is quietly among the organizational leaders in innings pitched and strikeouts since arriving in the Dee Gordon trade, though he’s been hammered through seven starts at Triple-A prior to this opportunity. That being said, all eyes will be on Brinson and Díaz, who the Marlins hope will each settle in as productive everyday players down the stretch.

Notably absent from the game one lineup, expect both Miguel Rojas and Bryan Holaday to be in the lineup for the nightcap.

Mets Lineup

  1. 2B Jeff McNeil
  2. SS Amed Rosario
  3. RF Michael Conforto
  4. 1B Pete Alonso
  5. LF J.D. Davis
  6. 3B Todd Frazier
  7. C Tomás Nido
  8. CF Juan Lagares
  9. P Jacob deGrom (2.78 ERA, 2.83 FIP, 31.6 K%, 33.9 Hard Hit% in 136.0 IP)

Notes: Arguably the hottest team in the majors, the Mets enter this series having won nine of their last 10 games. deGrom’s individual dominance dates back much further—he’s turned in quality starts in 10 of his last 11 outings, posting a 1.97 earned run average and 34.0% strikeout rate during that stretch.


How to watch/listen/follow

Game 1 of the doubleheader gets underway at 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Monday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Jesse Nieves.

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 the last run of the game? (Marlins/Mets)
  2. Over/Under 14.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 Marlins runs vs. Jacob deGrom? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Isan Díaz get at least 1 RBI? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)