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Marlins vs. Cardinals: Start time, how to watch and game thread—March 8, 2020

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The Marlins attempt to defeat the Cardinals for a third straight time this spring at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter.

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Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (10-4) vs. Cardinals (7-7) Spring Training game thread.

Need a refresher on what the Fish did over the winter? We got you covered.

Following the first round of Spring Training cuts, here are the 55 players remaining in major league camp:

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. 3B Tommy Edman
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt
  4. SS Paul DeJong
  5. C Yadier Molina
  6. RF Dexter Fowler
  7. DH Tyler O’Neill
  8. CF Harrison Bader
  9. LF Dylan Carlson

SP Dakota Hudson (2020 Spring Training: 3.12 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 7 K in 8.2 IP)

Notes: Last season, Hudson had a massive gap between his 3.35 ERA and 4.93 FIP, making him a classic regression candidate...Dexter Fowler is working deep counts, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, but doesn’t have much production to show for it. He batted in the leadoff spot when these teams first met this spring...Old Friend Austin Dean is most likely on the outside looking in at the Cardinals Opening Day roster. At least he’s been performing well in the Grapefruit League. The 26-year-old is slashing .261/.393/.522 with two home runs in 28 plate appearances, including an uncharacteristically good catch in left field.

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jazz Chisholm
  2. 3B Jon Berti
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. DH Matt Joyce
  5. LF Lewis Brinson
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. C Francisco Cervelli
  8. CF Monte Harrison
  9. 1B Lewin Díaz

SP Pablo López (2020 Spring Training: 3.86 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, 3 K in 4.2 IP)

Notes: A Marlins win combined with a Phillies loss would move the Fish back to the top of the Grapefruit League standings. One key to these results has been offensive consistency—they have scored multiple runs in all 15 games thus far...Brinson is receiving high praise from manager Don Mattingly and others in the organization, reports MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro...López celebrated his 24th birthday on Saturday. Completing four innings would be seen as a successful outing for him...The relievers available in relief of López are Robert Dugger, Drew Steckenrider, Stephen Tarpley, Alex Vesia, Tommy Eveld and Aaron Northcraft (h/t Jordan McPherson, The Miami Herald).


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—it will be the Cardinals play-by-play broadcaster alongside color analyst Todd Hollandsworth—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 team scores first? (Marlins/Cardinals)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 Pablo López strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 sacrifice bunts? (Over/Under)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Cardinals)