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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 20, 2021

Sandy Alcantara and Vince Velasquez will start Thursday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. of the Miami Marlins looks on against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (19-23, +2 RD) vs. Phillies (22-21, -4 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesus Aguilar
  3. LF Corey Dickerson
  4. RF Garrett Cooper
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 4.06 ERA, 3.78 FIP, 24.2 K%, 39.7 HardHit% in 51.0 IP)

Notes: Alcantara seeks to rebound from the worst start of his career last Friday against the Dodgers...It’s not often that Jazz Chisholm Jr. gets a rest, so Isan better take advantage. The Puerto Rican second baseman is 1-for-his-last-23 entering this game.

Phillies Lineup

  1. LF Andrew McCutchen
  2. CF Odúbel Herrera
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. 2B Brad Miller
  6. 3B Alec Bohm
  7. C Andrew Knapp
  8. SS Nick Maton
  9. RHP Vince Velasquez (2021 season stats: 3.68 ERA, 5.66 FIP, 28.9 K%, 47.2 HardHit% in 29.1 IP)
Baseball Savant

Notes: Andrew McCutchen has been sensational for the Phillies since the calendar flipped to May (.293/.427/.638, 6 HR in 75 PA)...Once upon a time, Herrera regularly batted near the top of Philly’s lineup. But this is his first opportunity to start in the No. 2 spot since 2018...Velasquez has had severe struggles when facing the Fish historically, particularly the right side of their infield.

Career stats for active Marlins players against Vince Velasquez
Career stats for active Marlins players against Vince Velasquez

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) 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. Over/Under 7.5 strikeouts for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  2. Over/Under 15.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Will Jazz Chisholm Jr. make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  4. Will there be a run scored in the seventh inning? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)