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Marlins vs. Brewers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 12, 2019

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Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Brewers in Miami.

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (51-94) vs. Brewers (77-68) game thread.

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Brewers Lineup

  1. CF Lorenzo Cain
  2. C Yasmani Grandal
  3. LF Ryan Braun
  4. 3B Mike Moustakas
  5. 1B Tyler Austin
  6. 2B Hernán Pérez
  7. RF Ben Gamel
  8. SS Orlando Arcia
  9. SP Gio Gonzalez (3.98 ERA, 4.49 FIP, 20.7 K%, 34.2 Hard Hit% in 72.1 IP)

Notes: Mercifully, Trent Grisham is absent from the lineup. He’s been having an incredible series on both sides of the ball...Gonzalez’s fastball velocity has been gradually dropping throughout this decade to the point that he’s now one of the softest tossers in Major League Baseball. The Hialeah native has had great success in eight career starts at Marlins Park (2.68 ERA, 1.07 WHIP in 50.1 IP).

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Marlins Lineup

  1. CF Jon Berti
  2. SS Miguel Rojas
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. 3B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. RF Lewis Brinson
  8. LF Austin Dean
  9. SP Caleb Smith (4.11 ERA, 4.81 FIP, 28.4 K%, 37.4 Hard Hit% in 133.2 IP)

Notes: Smith has racked up 156 strikeouts in 2019, the fifth-highest single-season total by a Marlins left-hander. He’s four away from Dontrelle Willis’ 2006 total and 10 behind Scott Olsen (also 2006). Don’t get too excited, though—record-holder Al Leiter is comfortably out of reach (200 K in 1996). Also on milestone watch, Starlin Castro’s next run batted in would establish a new career high...In summing up this last-place campaign, Dan Szymborski of FanGraphs asks tough but fair questions about whether the optimism about this Marlins rebuild is justified...New on Fish Stripes this morning, I did some serious journalism regarding the typo-ridden “Prospect Spotlight” graphics that appear during FOX Sports Florida game broadcasts.


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 team scores first? (Brewers/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 6.5 strikeouts for Caleb Smith? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 164.5 total pitches thrown by the Marlins? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be any successful sacrifice bunts? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Brewers/Marlins)