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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 23, 2019

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

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Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (54-101) vs. Mets (81-74) 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. LF Harold Ramirez
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. 1B Austin Dean
  8. RF Lewis Brinson
  9. SP Caleb Smith (4.24 ERA, 4.86 FIP, 27.4 K%, 35.8 Hard Hit% in 144.1 IP)

Notes: The Marlins are winless at Citi Field in 2019. This would seem to be their best opportunity to steal a game for win No. 55, moving ahead of the 1998 team’s season total...Dean made solid plays at first base on Sunday with both his arm and his legs (stretching to receive a low throw). Despite his viral throw from left field, I expect first base to be his easiest path to MLB playing time next season...Coming up this week on the Fish Stripes podcast, we have an exclusive interview with second-round draft pick Nasim Nuñez! Please comment with any questions you’d like for us to ask him.

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Mets Lineup

  1. SS Amed Rosario
  2. 2B Jeff McNeil
  3. 1B Pete Alonso
  4. LF J.D. Davis
  5. C Wilson Ramos
  6. 3B Todd Frazier
  7. RF Michael Conforto
  8. CF Juan Lagares
  9. SP Steven Matz (4.16 ERA, 4.55 FIP, 22.2 K%, 38.6 Hard Hit% in 149.1 IP)

Notes: Entering the final week of the regular season 4 12 games back in the NL Wild Card race, the Mets must win out and get some help to avoid a third straight year without October baseball...You may be surprised to hear that J.D. Davis leads the club in average exit velocity and hard-hit rate. He is a regular in their lineup against left-handers like KKKKKKKaleb...Matz will establish a new career high if he completes at least five innings.

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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—it’s being featured as the Free Game of the Day—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 gets the first extra-base hit? (Marlins/Mets)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 Caleb Smith strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)