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Marlins vs. Cardinals: Start time, how to watch and game thread—March 12, 2020

Major League Baseball is operating business as usual despite Coronavirus concerns, which means we get Marlins vs. Cardinals on Thursday from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter.

Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (12-5) vs. Cardinals (9-9) Spring Training game thread. Amid Coronavirus concerns, the rest of the Spring Training schedule isn’t guaranteed, so try to cherish this one.

Following two rounds of cuts earlier this month, these are the available Marlins players:

Fish Picks has returned! Participate in our no-risk prop bets contest, customized for each Marlins game. It will be held daily during the 2020 regular season, only on special occasions during the spring. Scroll down on this article page for the props.

Here’s the link to the Fish Picks leaderboard.

Cardinals Lineup

  1. 2B Kolten Wong
  2. LF Tommy Edman
  3. C Yadier Molina
  4. SS Paul DeJong
  5. 3B Brad Miller
  6. RF Dexter Fowler
  7. CF Harrison Bader
  8. 1B Rangel Ravelo
  9. SP Adam Wainwright (2020 Spring Training: 7.27 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, 3 K in 8.2 IP)

Notes: The Cardinals overall have been a slightly above-average offensive team this spring, walking frequently (82 BB ranks fourth in MLB), but struggling on the basepaths (7-for-14 on stolen base attempts).

Marlins Lineup

  1. CF Jonathan Villar
  2. 3B Jon Berti
  3. LF Corey Dickerson
  4. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  5. RF Matt Joyce
  6. 2B Sean Rodríguez
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. SS Eddy Alvarez
  9. SP José Ureña (2020 Spring Training: 2.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 5 K in 9.0 IP)

Notes: The latest Swings and Mishes episode with Craig Mish has plenty of insight into the Marlins’ decision-making process regarding the Opening Day roster. After previously reporting that Ureña was a likely trade candidate, Mish concedes that he is now expected to open the regular season in Miami’s starting rotation...Wednesday’s victory over the Yankees was enjoyable on a number of levels. Be sure to check out the recap article if you missed it live.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game begins at 1:05 p.m. ET from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter. Watch on FOX Sports Florida—the Cardinals broadcasters are on the call—or listen to the radio call on 940 WINZ. Out of market? Consider subscribing to MLB.TV. The @fishstripes Twitter account will provide plenty of live commentary and highlights!

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks prior to first pitch in the comments section or on Twitter (@fishstripes):

  1. Which starting pitcher gets more strikeouts? (Ureña/Wainwright)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Will the Marlins hit a home run? (Yes/No)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Cardinals)