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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 24, 2020

Pablo López and Austin Voth will start Monday’s Marlins vs. Nationals series finale at Nationals Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

MLB: Game Two-Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (11-11) vs. Nationals (11-14) game thread. It’s the finale of this five-game set, and the Fish have the chance to win a series for the first time since their Baltimore sweep.

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.

Congrats to Carlos Rodriguez! He is a Fish Picks winner for the second time this season. Point totals have been reset for Week 4, putting everybody on equal footing. New props for this game are at the bottom of this article.

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

Marlins Lineup

  1. CF Jon Berti
  2. DH Matt Joyce
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. LF Corey Dickerson
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. RF Jesús Sánchez
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. 2B Jonathan Villar
  9. SS Miguel Rojas

P Pablo López (2.42 ERA, 2.24 FIP, 26.1 K%, 25.4 Hard Hit% in 22.1 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Major League Baseball has announced a doubleheader between the Marlins and Mets beginning at 5:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The latter game makes up for last Thursday’s postponement, so the Marlins will serve as the home team. Those circumstances put even more pressure than usual on López to provide length against a talented Nats lineup...Speaking of that upcoming doubleheader, the Marlins will again be dipping into their loaded farm system for a spark...In terms of official transactions, it’s been a busy day, recalling Lewin Díaz, Jorge Guzman and Jesús Tinoco to replace Stephen Tarpley (10-day IL), Sterling Sharp (DFA’d) and Brandon Leibrandt (optioned).

Nationals Lineup

  1. SS Trea Turner
  2. RF Adam Eaton
  3. LF Juan Soto
  4. DH Howie Kendrick
  5. 3B Asdrúbal Cabrera
  6. 2B Luis García
  7. C Yan Gomes
  8. 1B Eric Thames
  9. CF Víctor Robles

P Austin Voth (5.00 ERA, 6.58 FIP, 15.2 K%, 43.3 Hard Hit% in 18.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Voth has only faced the Marlins once before (Sept. 22, 2019)...Old Friend Starlin Castro underwent successful surgery on his broken right wrist, but he’s still far away from a return to the field.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game is scheduled to get underway at 6:05 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ. Broadcasters will be calling the action remotely from South Florida.

Fish Picks

Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which team scores first? (Marlins/Nationals)
  2. Over/Under 6.5 innings for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:04 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Miguel Rojas get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)