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Marlins vs. Diamondbacks: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 6, 2021

Madison Bumgarner and Pablo López will start Thursday’s Marlins vs. Diamondbacks game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (13-16, +18 RD) vs. Diamondbacks (15-15, -8 RD) game thread.

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Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. 1B Pavin Smith
  2. 3B Asdrúbal Cabrera
  3. RF Josh Rojas
  4. LF David Peralta
  5. C Carson Kelly
  6. 2B Josh VanMeter
  7. SS Nick Ahmed
  8. CF Daulton Varsho
  9. LHP Madison Bumgarner (2021 season stats: 5.58 ERA, 4.02 FIP, 25.0 K%, 43.4 HardHit% in 30.2 IP)
Madison Bumgarner - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Arizona’s team leader in home runs, runs scored and plate appearances, Eduardo Escobar, is getting a rare day off...The D-backs are somewhat of a jekyll-and-hyde offense. They entered last night with the most runs scored in the majors, but have been shut out four times.

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. LF Adam Duvall
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. CF Lewis Brinson
  7. C Chad Wallach
  8. 2B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 2.34 ERA, 3.13 FIP, 24.8 K%, 30.1 HardHit% in 34.2 IP)
Pablo López - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Despite his excellent individual performance, López is one start away from matching the longest winless drought of his career (seven starts)...With three hits tonight, Miguel Rojas can pass former teammate Dee Strange-Gordon for 19th place on the all-time Marlins hits list...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro and Yimi García.

Career batting stats for current Marlins vs. Bumgarner
Career batting stats for current Marlins vs. Bumgarner

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.

Hector Rodriguez (@Hector_Baseball) will provide game coverage for Fish Stripes.

All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates have scheduled games as well. Follow the action here.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which team gets the first baserunner? (Diamondbacks/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 runs allowed by Pablo López? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 4,999 announced attendance? (Over/Under)
  4. Will anybody get hit by a pitch? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Diamondbacks/Marlins)