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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 26, 2020

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Elieser Hernandez and Jacob deGrom will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at Citi Field in Queens. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (14-11) vs. Mets (12-16) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

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

P Elieser Hernandez (2.29 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 32.9 K%, 34.8 Hard Hit% in 19.2 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Conspicuously absent from the doubleheader, Magneuris Sierra is unfortunately headed to the injured list with a right hamstring strain, the Marlins announced. The severity of the strain will determine whether or not he has enough time to rehab for a September return. Sierra is currently slashing .278/.372/.417 with a career-best 120 wRC+ while stealing four bases...Even if the Marlins are fortunate enough to outscore the Mets while deGrom is in the game, they’ll have a tough task holding onto that lead. Brad Boxberger and Brandon Kintzler each worked four of the previous five days. Don’t expect either of them to be available.

Mets Lineup

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

P Jacob deGrom (1.93 ERA, 2.12 FIP, 32.1 K%, 36.2 Hard Hit% in 28.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Nimmo and Davis were the only Mets to record extra-base hits during the 14 innings played on Tuesday...Coaches Gary DiSarcina and Hensley Meulens are not currently with the Mets. Their absences are potentially related to the team’s COVID-19 incident in Miami last week. If so, we wish them speedy recoveries!...As long as the Marlins maintain control of one of the top two spots in the NL East standings, they’re assured a playoff berth. Which of the non-Braves teams are you most worried about heating up and passing them in the standings? Let’s hear from you on Twitter or in the comments.


How to watch/listen/follow

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 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 starting pitcher gets more strikeouts? (Hernandez/deGrom)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 stolen bases for the Marlins? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Lewin Díaz reach base safely vs. deGrom? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)