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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 24, 2019

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

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Miami Marlins v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (55-101) vs. Mets (81-75) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. CF Jon Berti
  2. SS Miguel Rojas
  3. 1B Neil Walker
  4. 3B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. RF Harold Ramirez
  8. LF Austin Dean
  9. SP Sandy Alcantara (4.00 ERA, 4.61 FIP, 17.9 K%, 33.7 Hard Hit% in 184.1 IP)

Notes: With two more added to his total on Monday, Alfaro is up to 17 home runs. Gio Urshela is the only Colombian player in MLB history with more in a single season (20 HR and counting for this year’s Yankees)...New Fish Stripes writer Juan Páez is revitalizing our Spanish-language Marlins coverage. Check out his latest here.

Mets Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo
  2. 3B Jeff McNeil
  3. 1B Pete Alonso
  4. 2B Robinson Canó
  5. LF J.D. Davis
  6. RF Michael Conforto
  7. SS Amed Rosario
  8. C Tomás Nido
  9. SP Noah Syndergaard (4.22 ERA, 3.63 FIP, 24.1 K%, 31.9 Hard Hit% in 185.2 IP)

Notes: Alcantara has faced Conforto and McNeil more often than any other batters during his brief MLB career. They own a .690 OPS and .875 OPS respectively in those matchups with one home run apiece...Right-hander Seth Lugo is highly likely to pitch if this is a competitive game in the later innings. Devan Fink of FanGraphs did this fascinating deep dive into what makes him effective out of the Mets ‘pen.

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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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Alcantara/Syndergaard)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 Marlins home runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:01 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Isan Díaz get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)