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Marlins vs. Dodgers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 16, 2021

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Pablo López and Jimmy Nelson will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium. Full lineups and game notes in here.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (17-22, +4 RD) vs. Dodgers (22-17, +50 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. 1B Garrett Cooper
  3. LF Corey Dickerson
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. 2B Isan Díaz
  6. 3B Brian Anderson
  7. CF Magneuris Sierra
  8. C Chad Wallach
  9. RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 3.07 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 23.8 K%, 30.6 HardHit% in 44.0 IP)
Pablo López - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Jazz is back from his hamstring injury, playing for the first time since April 27...Sundays and Pablo López starts have been an awful combination for the Marlins offense. The club is winless in Sunday games this season with a total of five runs scored. López hasn’t earned any wins yet despite making every scheduled start and performing at a borderline All-Star-caliber level...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, John Curtiss, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and Zach Pop.

Dodgers Lineup

  1. CF Mookie Betts
  2. 1B Max Muncy
  3. 3B Justin Turner
  4. LF Matt Beaty
  5. 2B Chris Taylor
  6. SS Gavin Lux
  7. RF Luke Raley
  8. C Austin Barnes
  9. RHP Jimmy Nelson (2021 season stats: 3.00 ERA, 2.19 FIP, 34.9 K%, 35.5 HardHit% in 15.0 IP)
Jimmy Nelson - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Nelson was a staple of the Brewers rotation in the mid-2010s. After years of injury setbacks, he has settled into a middle relief role with the Dodgers. This will be his first start since June 20, 2019. He’s expected to go once through the Marlins order before passing the baton to the next guy...Saturday’s hit by pitch proved to be a worst-case scenario for Corey Seager. He suffered a broken hand and will miss an extended period of time...Acquired from the Rays on Saturday, Yoshi Tsutsugo hopes to recapture the power stroke that made him an elite slugger in Japan.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Sun (instead of the usual Bally Sports Florida) or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Louis Addeo-Weiss (@addeo_louis00) will handle the game recap article.

All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which team scores first? (Marlins/Dodgers)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 innings pitched for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
  3. Will Brian Anderson get a hit? (Yes/No)
  4. Will there be any broken bats? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Dodgers)