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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 21, 2019

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

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Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (53-100) vs. Nationals (84-68) game thread.

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Nationals Lineup

  1. SS Trea Turner
  2. RF Adam Eaton
  3. 3B Anthony Rendon
  4. LF Juan Soto
  5. 2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
  6. 1B Ryan Zimmerman
  7. CF Víctor Robles
  8. C Yan Gomes
  9. SP Stephen Strasburg (3.49 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 29.6 K%, 33.3 Hard Hit% in 196.0 IP)

Notes: Strasburg is the all-time wins leader against the Marlins (21) and second only to Cole Hamels with 225 strikeouts. An interesting decision awaits him this offseason—the right-hander can opt out of the final four years and $100 million of his contract and maximize his earnings coming off this strong campaign...The Nats have defeated Miami 10 consecutive times, a streak that started on June 25.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. CF Magneuris Sierra
  2. SS Miguel Rojas
  3. 1B Neil Walker
  4. 3B Starlin Castro
  5. 2B Isan Díaz
  6. RF Harold Ramirez
  7. LF Austin Dean
  8. C Bryan Holaday
  9. SP Jordan Yamamoto (4.87 ERA, 4.83 FIP, 24.5 K%, 40.1 Hard Hit% in 68.1 IP)

Notes: Yamamoto missed four weeks with a mild forearm strain. Even before landing on the injured list, his performance had been trending in the wrong direction after a brilliant introduction to the big leagues. Here’s hoping the rest benefited him...All you need to know about the awfulness of this 2019 Marlins offense is that Holaday leads the team this season in batting average (.296), on-base percentage (.364) and slugging percentage (.463). The veteran backstop is eligible for arbitration heading into 2020...As part of Fan Appreciation Weekend, pick up your Pablo López bobblehead tonight and stick around for a postgame concert.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 6:10 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? (Nationals/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 Starlin Castro hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:00 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be any runs scored in the seventh inning? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Nationals/Marlins)