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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 6, 2019

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

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Mets (57-56) vs. Marlins (42-69) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. LF Jon Berti
  3. 2B Isan Díaz
  4. RF Brian Anderson
  5. 1B Garrett Cooper
  6. 3B Starlin Castro
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. C Jorge Alfaro
  9. P Hector Noesi (Triple-A stats: 3.82 ERA, 26.1 K% in 125.0 IP)

Notes: “The Marlins have improved their system more than any other organization has over the course of 2019,” says MLB Pipeline in boosting the Fish to No. 4 in their updated farm system rankings. FanGraphs also put the franchise fourth in their own version of the rankings released last week...Coming off another blown lead by the Marlins bullpen, you’ll be “relieved” to know that reinforcements are on the way. Austin Brice (forearm strain) makes his second rehab appearance with High-A Jupiter tonight. Brice posted a 1.88 ERA and 3.73 FIP in 38.1 IP prior to this injury. José Ureña (herniated disc) threw a bullpen session earlier today. His projected September return could shift Elieser Hernandez or Jordan Yamamoto to the ‘pen...Major League Baseball will have its third annual Players’ Weekend from August 23-25. The Marlins host the Phillies in these all-white unis. Thoughts?

Photos by Major League Baseball (h/t Chris Creamer,

Noesi is making his Marlins debut after a strong season with Triple-A New Orleans. He made his most recent MLB start on May 25, 2015.

Mets Lineup

  1. RF Jeff McNeil
  2. LF J.D. Davis
  3. 1B Pete Alonso
  4. C Wilson Ramos
  5. 3B Todd Frazier
  6. 2B Luis Guillorme
  7. SS Adeiny Hechavarria
  8. CF Juan Lagares
  9. P Zack Wheeler (4.45 ERA, 3.50 FIP, 26.0 K%, 33.3 Hard Hit% in 131.1 IP)

Notes: The hottest team in the majors, the Mets enter tonight having won 11 of their last 12 games...In 12 13 innings pitched since returning from a bout of shoulder fatigue, Wheeler has not issued any walks. It’s the first time in his career that the flame-throwing right-hander has put together consecutive walk-less starts.

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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 scores first? (Marlins/Mets)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 total runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 24.5 batters faced for Hector Noesi? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jon Berti attempt a stolen base? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)