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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 18, 2020

Humberto Mejía and Corey Oswalt will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at Marlins Park in Miami. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Marlins vs Mets Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (9-7) vs. Mets (10-14) game thread.

Fish Picks is BACK and better than ever! Our free-to-play daily prop bets contest is open to all fans. Courtesy of a new Fish Stripes partnership with Fantom Drip, weekly points leaders will win their choice of a Marlins face covering (five different varieties available) or the exclusive Fish Stripes design.

The Week 2 competition went down to the wire—congrats to Twitter user @LV4tuna! Point totals have now been reset for Week 3, so it’s as good a time as any to join in.

The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.

Mets Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo
  2. 2B Jeff McNeil
  3. 3B J.D. Davis
  4. RF Michael Conforto
  5. DH Robinson Canó
  6. 1B Pete Alonso
  7. LF Dominic Smith
  8. SS Amed Rosario
  9. C Tomás Nido

P Corey Oswalt

Baseball Savant

Notes: Rookie right-hander David Peterson has acclimated himself to the big leagues quite nicely. He was scheduled to start tonight, but just landed on the injured list with left shoulder fatigue...Alonso continues to homer against the Marlins at an astonishing rate. After a pair on Monday, he’s up to 11 dingers in 23 career games (96 plate appearances). If it’s any consolation, his strikeout rate against them is also bloated at 34.4%.

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jonathan Villar
  2. LF Matt Joyce
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. DH Corey Dickerson
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. C Francisco Cervelli
  7. 2B Logan Forsythe
  8. RF Magneuris Sierra
  9. CF Monte Harrison

P Humberto Mejía

Notes: Lewis Brinson was in the original lineup instead of Joyce. Don Mattingly made the switch upon learning that the Mets were starting a right-hander...For the second time this season, has a livestream of Marlins batting practice (hosted by Mike Biana). Scroll down on their homepage to find it...An updated look at the Marlins active roster below, with more context in here.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 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 the start of the first game.

  1. Which team turns more double plays? (Mets/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Humberto Mejía strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 4.5 runs scored for the Marlins? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Brian Anderson get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Mets/Marlins)