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Marlins vs. Blue Jays: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 1, 2020

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Elieser Hernandez and Julian Merryweather will start Tuesday’s series opener at Marlins Park in Miami. Full game preview and lineups in here.

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

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (15-15) vs. Blue Jays (18-15) 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.

Congrats to Twitter user Binyomin Barman on his victory last week. Point totals have been reset to begin this new week.

Reminder: the 2020 season points leader will receive an Air Rojas t-shirt!

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


Blue Jays Lineup

  1. 2B Cavan Biggio
  2. CF Randal Grichuk
  3. SS Jonathan Villar
  4. DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  5. 1B Rowdy Tellez
  6. LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
  7. 3B Travis Shaw
  8. RF Derek Fisher
  9. C Reese McGuire

P Julian Merryweather

Notes: When these teams last met in Buffalo, they played one of the most chaotic games of the 2020 MLB season, featuring a kajillion Blue Jays home runs. Yet the Fish held on to win in extra innings, 14-11...Merryweather is making his first career start. The tall 28-year-old has shown plus-plus fastball velocity out of the ‘Jays bullpen in three previous appearances.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Corey Dickerson
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. DH Garrett Cooper
  4. RF Matt Joyce
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. 1B Lewin Díaz
  7. SS Miguel Rojas
  8. C Jorge Alfaro
  9. 2B Jon Berti

P Elieser Hernandez

Baseball Savant

Notes: Jazz Chisholm called up??!??! Jazz Chisholm called up! The charismatic shortstop is set to become the latest in a long line of highly regarded Marlins prospects to make their major league debut this season. Don Mattingly indicated that he’ll be utilized primarily at second base despite minimal experience there in minor league games. Jesús Sánchez was optioned to the alternate training site in the corresponding move...Jesús Aguilar (stiff back) is available off the bench as well and expected to avoid the injured list...And let’s not forget about Monday’s huge trade acquisition. Read up more about Marte’s impressive career production here.


How to watch/listen/follow

The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 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 first pitch.

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Merryweather/Hernandez)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Starling Marte? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:01 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jazz Chisholm make his MLB debut? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Blue Jays/Marlins)