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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 5, 2019 (Game 2)

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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 (56-56) vs. Marlins (42-68) Game 2 thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. 3B Brian Anderson
  4. LF Curtis Granderson
  5. RF Harold Ramírez
  6. CF Lewis Brinson
  7. 1B Martín Prado
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. P Sandy Alcantara

Notes: In case you missed it, we’ve had an emotional day already.

As expected, Rojas, Granderson and Holaday get into the action after being excluded from the game one lineup. A bit unexpected, however, to see Granderson batting cleanup, a spot he’s never been in for the Marlins this season...Garrett Cooper is quietly in a deep slump—his last extra-base hit was July 26.

Mets Lineup

  1. LF Jeff McNeil
  2. SS Amed Rosario
  3. RF Michael Conforto
  4. 1B Pete Alonso
  5. C Wilson Ramos
  6. 2B Luis Guillorme
  7. 3B Adeiny Hechavarria
  8. CF Aaron Altherr
  9. P Walker Lockett

Notes: Thanks to their afternoon victory, the Mets are at the .500 mark for the first time since May 28. Not dead in the NL Wild Card race quite yet.


How to watch/listen/follow

Game two of the doubleheader starts momentarily. 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. Under these rushed circumstances, I’ll be lenient—the contest locks at 8:30 p.m. ET.

  1. Over/Under 5.5 Sandy Alcantara strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Isan Díaz? (Over/Under)
  3. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)