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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 25, 2021

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

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (22) delivers a pitch in the 3rd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at loanDepot park Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (23-24, +16 RD) vs. Phillies (23-25, -18 RD) game thread. This rivalry has been lopsided as of late, with the Marlins winning six of the last seven series between them.

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Phillies Lineup

  1. CF Odúbel Herrera
  2. 2B Jean Segura
  3. LF Brad Miller
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. 3B Alec Bohm
  6. RF Matt Joyce
  7. C Andrew Knapp
  8. SS Nick Maton
  9. RHP Vince Velasquez (2021 season stats: 3.52 ERA, 5.36 FIP, 30.3 K%, 46.6 HardHit% in 30.2 IP)
Vince Velasquez - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: J.T. Realmuto (left hand contusion) remains out, leaving the Phillies with the light-hitting catching tandem of Andrew Knapp and Rafael Marchan. After missing Tuesday’s series opener, Bryce Harper (left forearm contusion) has joined Realmuto on the injured list...Herrera is riding a 13-game on-base streak, during which time he’s slashing .356/.455/.533...Velasquez had also been scheduled to start against the Marlins last week in Philadelphia, but was scratched on very short notice (finger numbness).

MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Vince Velasquez
MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Vince Velasquez

Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. SS Miguel Rojas
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. CF Adam Duvall
  5. RF Garrett Cooper
  6. LF Corey Dickerson
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. 3B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.63 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 25.8 K%, 39.7 HardHit% in 57.0 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Crap—Brian Anderson’s “shoulder soreness” has proven to be a legitimate injury and he’s been placed on the 10-day IL. No immediate timetable for his return...Jorge Alfaro will be playing his first major league game since April 20...The Marlins continue to win at a shockingly high rate whenever Magneuris Sierra receives starting opportunities...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler and Yimi García.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Daniel Rodriguez (@Drodyyy) will be at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed writer and provide live updates. Alex Krutchik will handle the game recap.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which team uses more total players? (Phillies/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 6.5 innings pitched for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 5.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jorge Alfaro get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)