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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 1, 2021

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Paul Campbell and Patrick Corbin will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at Nationals Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (11-14, +11 RD) vs. Nationals (10-12, -21 RD) game thread. The Marlins won the season series between these teams last season, 6-4.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. LF Adam Duvall
  5. CF Lewis Brinson
  6. 3B Jon Berti
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. 2B Isan Díaz
  9. RHP Paul Campbell (2021 season stats: 8.22 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 22.0 K%, 32.0 HardHit% in 7.2 IP)
Baseball Savant

Notes: The Marlins lost their seventh one-run game of the season on Friday after losing only eight such games during the entire 2020 campaign...This is officially Campbell’s first career start, though he served as the “bulk guy” in last Sunday’s game which gave us a glimpse at how he would approach going through a major league lineup multiple times...Our own Juan Páez draws attention to Jesús Aguilar’s constantly improving strikeout rate...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Richard Bleier, Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, Jordan Holloway and Zach Pop.

Nationals Lineup

  1. SS Trea Turner
  2. 2B Josh Harrison
  3. RF Yadiel Hernandez
  4. LF Kyle Schwarber
  5. 1B Josh Bell
  6. 3B Starlin Castro
  7. CF Andrew Stevenson
  8. C Yan Gomes
  9. LHP Patrick Corbin (2021 season stats: 10.47 ERA, 8.34 FIP, 17.1 K%, 46.4 HardHit% in 16.1 IP)
Baseball Savant

Notes: Corbin is coming off a nightmarish April. His signature slider—one of MLB’s best individual pitches from 2017-2019—has become a liability (Pitch Info pitch values rate it at -1.2 runs above average this season). Last time Corbin faced the Marlins (Sept. 19, 2019), he allowed a career-high 14 hits...Superstar Juan Soto (left shoulder strain) is eligible to return from the injured list.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Campbell/Corbin)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2.5 total bases for Jesús Aguilar? (Over/Under)
  4. Will anybody hit a ball 390+ feet? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)