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Marlins vs. Pirates: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 4, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Pirates in Pittsburgh.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (49-88) vs. Pirates (60-78) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. 3B Starlin Castro
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. CF Lewis Brinson
  7. RF Magneuris Sierra
  8. LF Austin Dean
  9. SP Robert Dugger (4.50 ERA, 6.55 FIP, 19.6 K%, 52.9 Hard Hit% in 12.0 IP)

Notes: Everybody saw Cooper’s game-winning home run, but he had three total batted balls last night that topped 105 miles per hour in exit velocity. Scorched. Encouraging sign for someone who endured a midsummer slump...The Dean, Brinson and Sierra outfield combination should look familiar—they started together 10 times for the Marlins last September...Tonight, for the 50th time this season, the Marlins are using a rookie starting pitcher. Not quite as many as last year, though (73 rookie starts).

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Pirates Lineup

  1. 2B Adam Frazier
  2. CF Bryan Reynolds
  3. 3B Colin Moran
  4. 1B Josh Bell
  5. RF José Osuna
  6. LF Melky Cabrera
  7. SS Cole Tucker
  8. C Jacob Stallings
  9. SP Trevor Williams (5.26 ERA, 4.84 FIP, 17.3 K%, 36.8 Hard Hit% in 119.2 IP)

Notes: There’s been big regression from Williams after leading the Pirates rotation through much 2018. He struggles to escape jams with runners in scoring position, and overall, left-handers own a .337/.382/.564 slash line against him.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:05 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 pitching staff records more strikeouts? (Marlins/Pirates)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 total runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Miguel Rojas? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Trevor Williams make a quality start? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Pirates)