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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 22, 2021

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

Pablo López models the Marlins’ new City Connect uniform Miami Marlins

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (20-24, +7 RD) vs. Mets (21-17, -7 RD) game thread. It’s Jorge Alfaro Bobblehead Day, though he is in the midst of a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville and won’t be able to attend.

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Mets Lineup

  1. 3B Jonathan Villar
  2. SS Francisco Lindor
  3. RF Cameron Maybin
  4. LF Dominic Smith
  5. C Tomás Nido
  6. 2B Wilfredo Tovar
  7. CF Johneshwy Fargas
  8. RF Khalil Lee
  9. LHP Joey Lucchesi

Notes: Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Luis Guillorme, Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo are among the players who had prominent roles for the Mets when these teams previously met. They’re all currently on the injured list...Lucchesi has faced the Marlins once in his career, limiting them to one run and two hits over 6 13 innings in 2019 as a member of the Padres.

Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. SS Miguel Rojas
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. LF Adam Duvall
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. RF Garrett Cooper
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 3.12 ERA, 3.44 FIP, 22.7 K%, 28.8 HardHit% in 49.0 IP)
Pablo López - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Every member of the Marlins bullpen was called into action during Friday’s game. As shown in our roster tracker, the fresh arm of Shawn Morimando has been selected from Jacksonville to fill Jordan Holloway’s shoes (10-day IL)...Corey Dickerson is celebrating his 32nd birthday. He has only one run batted at LoanDepot Park all season. Jesús Aguilar has even more extreme home/road splits (83 wRC+ at home, 157 wRC+ on road).

How to watch/listen/follow

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

Danis Sosa (@dsosaphotography) will be at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed photographer.

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/Mets)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 hits allowed by Pablo López? (Over/Under)
  3. Will anybody hit a triple? (Yes/No)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)
  5. Who wins? (Miami Heat/Milwaukee Bucks)