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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 12, 2020

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José Ureña and Spencer Howard will start Saturday’s game at Marlins Park in Miami. Full game preview and lineups in here.

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MLB: Game Two-Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (21-20) vs. Phillies (22-20) game thread.

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Phillies Lineup

  1. DH Andrew McCutchen
  2. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. C J.T. Realmuto
  5. SS Didi Gregorius
  6. 2B Jean Segura
  7. 3B Alec Bohm
  8. CF Adam Haseley
  9. LF Kyle Garlick

P Spencer Howard (5.66 ERA, 5.90 FIP, 18.2 K%, 31.9 Hard Hit% in 20.2 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Howard became the best arm in the Phillies prospect pipeline when they traded away Sixto Sánchez, but he has only completed five innings once through his first five major league starts. The club’s bullpen is atrocious, as you’ve seen already during this series, putting pressure on their batters to put up a crooked number on the scoreboard...Harper is homerless since Aug. 22. He doesn’t even have any multi-hit games during that span.

Marlins Lineup

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

P José Ureña

Notes: Four days in a row with at least two runs batted in. That’s what Alfaro has done this week, joining Hanley Ramírez (2009) as the only Marlins ever with such a streak...Ureña averaged nearly 96 miles per hour on his fastball during Monday’s season debut, precisely in line with where his velocity historically has been as a starter...Lewis Brinson didn’t get in tonight’s lineup, but should be a candidate to pinch-hit against a left-hander if the situation presents itself. Brinson’s offensive production in recent weeks is inarguably the best of his career.


How to watch/listen/follow

The first pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida or MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Danis Sosa (@dsosaphotography) is at Marlins Park snapping photos before, during and after the game.

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 the last run of the game? (Phillies/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Brian Anderson? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 94.5 pitches for José Ureña? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)