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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—October 3, 2021

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Pablo López will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (49) delivers a pitch in the 3rd inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at loanDepot park. Photo by Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (66-95, -79 RD) vs. Phillies (82-79, -10 RD) game thread. The long, pivotal Marlins offseason is just a few hours away.

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Phillies Notes: The Phils are in danger of losing their season series to the Marlins for a third consecutive year.

MLB career stats for active Phillies players vs. Pablo López
MLB career stats for active Phillies players vs. Pablo López
Stathead

Marlins Notes: It’s been maddening to watch this fundamentally unsound team lead the majors—by wide margins—in both times picked off (23) and errors committed (122), but I would point to their National League-worst .299 on-base percentage as the bigger issue...Locked in with the sixth overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, the Marlins might as well try to win to ensure finishing ahead of the Nationals in the NL East standings. That would technically make October their first and only winning month of the regular season.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Louis Addeo-Weiss is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and will handle the game recap article.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 Bryce Harper strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 406.5 feet for the game’s longest home run distance? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Pablo López allow any walks? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)