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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 25, 2020

Trevor Rogers is expected to make his MLB debut during Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Mets doubleheader at Citi Field in Queens. Full lineups and game notes in here.

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (12-11) vs. Mets (12-14) game thread. It’s another funky doubleheader! Seven-inning games with a 29th man active on each team’s roster. The Marlins will get last licks during the night cap (though both contests are officially considered road games).

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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.

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Marlins Game 1 Lineup

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

P Daniel Castano (5.91 ERA, 6.88 FIP, 15.2 K%, 41.2 Hard Hit% in 10.2 IP)

Baseball Savant

Probable Game 2 starter: Trevor Rogers (MLB debut)

Notes: Rookie batters have been a big liability to the Marlins lineup through the first month of the season (.172/.267/.237, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 36.2 K% in 105 PA). Jesús Sánchez and Lewin Díaz will be trusted to improve upon that...Brinson’s offensive struggles are well documented, but Citi Field has been especially problematic so far in his career (.328 OPS in 68 PA)...Unless Castano twirls a gem, this is shaping up to be his final start for the foreseeable future...Expect Joyce to reach base twice in this game. Gotta love arbitrary sample sizes!

Mets Game 1 Lineup

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

P Rick Porcello (5.76 ERA, 3.21 FIP, 18.9 K%, 36.9 Hard Hit% in 25.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Probable Game 2 starter: Seth Lugo (2.61 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 27.5 K%, 29.6 Hard Hit% in 10.1 IP)

Notes: Coaches Gary DiSarcina and Hensley Meulens are not with the Mets on Tuesday. Their absences are potentially related to the team’s COVID-19 incident in Miami last week. If so, we wish them speedy recoveries!

How to watch/listen/follow

The first pitch of the first game is scheduled for 5:10 p.m. ET. The second game will follow approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the opener. 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.

Game 1

  1. Which team has more hits? (Mets/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3.5 Marlins pitchers used? (Over/Under)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)

Game 2

  1. Over/Under 17.5 batters faced for Trevor Rogers? (Over/Under)
  2. Will the Marlins hit any home runs? (Yes/No)
  3. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)