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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—October 2, 2021

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Jesús Luzardo and Hans Crouse will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Lewin Diaz #68 of the Miami Marlins singles during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at loanDepot park Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (65-95, -81 RD) vs. Phillies (82-78, -8 RD) game thread.

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Phillies Starting Lineup

  1. CF Matt Vierling
  2. 3B Alec Bohm
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. LF Andrew McCutchen
  5. 1B J.T. Realmuto
  6. SS Freddy Galvis
  7. 2B Ronald Torreyes
  8. C Andrew Knapp
  9. RHP Hans Crouse

Notes: The youngest pitcher used by the Phillies this season, Crouse made his major league debut on Sunday against the Pirates (3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR on 59 pitches)...It’s a critical stat-padding weekend for National League MVP candidate Bryce Harper.

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. RF Bryan De La Cruz
  4. 1B Lewin Díaz
  5. LF Lewis Brinson
  6. 3B Eddy Alvarez
  7. C Alex Jackson
  8. CF Brian Miller
  9. LHP Jesús Luzardo (2021 season stats: 6.90 ERA, 5.85 FIP, 20.9 K%, 39.0 HardHit% in 90.0 IP)
Jesús Luzardo - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Jackson, for the first time in his MLB career, has reached base safely four times in a span of five plate appearances. Baby steps!...The most well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Dylan Floro and Steven Okert.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Isaac Azout (@IsaacAzout) is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reported and will handle the game recap article.

Fish Picks

Please submit 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 95.9 miles per hour for Jesús Luzardo’s average fastball velocity? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2.5 total home runs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Lewin Díaz get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)