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Marlins vs. Dodgers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 14, 2021

Sandy Alcantara and Clayton Kershaw will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Diamondbacks game at Chase Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (17-20, +14 RD) vs. Dodgers (20-17, +40 RD) game thread.

During every Marlins game, join in on the Fish Picks prop bets fun. It’s always free to participate and the prizes are real. Please use this link!

Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.

The Fish Picks leaderboard will be updated daily. Congrats to Bassmasterrrr4, @bstahls, Joel Curyer and Olmattber, each of whom picked a Perfect Game on Thursday.

At the end of each month, the Fish Picks points leader—whoever has the most total correct picks—will receive a t-shirt of their choice from our partners at Legends of Dade!

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. LF Adam Duvall
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 2.72 ERA, 3.50 FIP, 24.2 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 49.2 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: The Marlins team plane landed in Los Angeles at 3:46 a.m. ET (12:46 a.m. locally)...Alcantara has only one career start against the Dodgers and it went poorly (5.0 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR)...Rojas is one hit away from tying Cody Ross for 18th place on the all-time Marlins hits list...Lewis Brinson is riding the bench for a third straight game despite this matchup against a left-handed starter...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Richard Bleier, John Curtiss, Adam Cimber, Ross Detwiler, Yimi García and Zach Pop.

Dodgers Lineup

  1. RF Mookie Betts
  2. SS Corey Seager
  3. 3B Justin Turner
  4. 1B Max Muncy
  5. CF Chris Taylor
  6. 2B Gavin Lux
  7. LF AJ Pollock
  8. C Austin Barnes
  9. LHP Clayton Kershaw (2021 season stats: 2.62 ERA, 2.45 FIP, 26.1 K%, 35.5 HardHit% in 44.2 IP)
Clayton Kershaw - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant
Career batting stats for active Marlins vs. Clayton Kershaw
Career batting stats for active Marlins vs. Clayton Kershaw

How to watch/listen/follow

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

Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) will provide in-game updates and handle the recap article.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Alcantara/Kershaw)
  2. Over/Under 20.5 total strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 double plays turned by the Marlins defense? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Lewis Brinson make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Dodgers)