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Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 17, 2019

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Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (52-98) vs. Diamondbacks (77-74) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. CF Jon Berti
  2. SS Miguel Rojas
  3. 3B Starlin Castro
  4. C Jorge Alfaro
  5. 1B Martín Prado
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. RF Lewis Brinson
  8. LF Austin Dean
  9. SP Caleb Smith (4.13 ERA, 4.83 FIP, 27.8 K%, 36.2 Hard Hit% in 139.1 IP)

Notes: Fish Stripes had Ian Smith on hand for the Marlins Instructional League game this afternoon, featuring 17 of the organization’s top 30 prospects. Plenty of highlights and analysis from it on his Twitter account...Brinson is coming off a rare multi-hit game, his first since August 23. Overall, though, his performance continues to be extremely discouraging...In case you missed it, nominees for the 2019 Fishys have been announced! Listen and vote for the most deserving Marlins players.

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. LF Tim Locastro
  2. CF Ketel Marte
  3. 3B Eduardo Escobar
  4. 1B Christian Walker
  5. 2B Wilmer Flores
  6. RF Adam Jones
  7. SS Nick Ahmed Ildemaro Vargas
  8. C Carson Kelly
  9. SP Alex Young (3.38 ERA, 4.52 FIP, 21.5 K%, 33.0 Hard Hit% in 69.1 IP)

Notes: One of the most durable D-backs players this season, Ahmed is back in the starting lineup despite exiting Monday’s game early with an apparent finger injury...Young worked six solid innings against the Marlins during Throwback Weekend in July, but he’s been inconsistent since then.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 9:40 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? (Smith/Young)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:03 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jon Berti get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Diamondbacks)