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Marlins vs. Brewers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—May 8, 2021

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Adrian Houser and Daniel Castano will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Brewers game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (15-16, +25 RD) vs. Brewers (17-16, -11 RD) game thread.

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Brewers Lineup

  1. 2B Kolten Wong
  2. CF Lorenzo Cain
  3. LF Tyrone Taylor
  4. RF Avisaíl García
  5. SS Luis Urías
  6. 1B Billy McKinney
  7. C Manny Pina
  8. 3B Pablo Reyes
  9. RHP Adrian Houser (2021 season stats: 3.52 ERA, 4.50 FIP, 16.8 K%, 47.8 HardHit% in 30.2 IP)
Adrian Houser - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: The Brewers are losers of six straight games, tied with the Royals for MLB’s longest active losing streak...Two of the three highest single-game strikeout totals of Houser’s career have come against the Marlins. That includes when he faced them in Milwaukee last week...You thought the Marlins’ catching situation was ugly? Due to injuries, the Brewers were temporarily reliant on the tandem of Jacob Nottingham and Luke Maile behind the plate prior to welcoming back Pina today. Old friend Christian Yelich is still searching for answers for his back problems and won’t be involved in this series.

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. LF Corey Dickerson
  4. CF Adam Duvall
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. RF Garrett Cooper
  7. 2B Isan Díaz
  8. C Chad Wallach
  9. LHP Daniel Castano (2021 season stats: 4.73 ERA, 5.63 FIP, 8.6 K%, 34.0 HardHit% in 13.1 IP)

Notes: Don Mattingly confirmed that Castano is being recalled from Triple-A and will get the start, his fourth of the season. Our roster tracker has been updated to reflect this...The Marlins were among the MLB leaders in stolen bases during the month of April, but have only one steal as a team since the calendar flipped...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro and Yimi García...Today is Lewis Brinson’s 27th birthday.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

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 scores first? (Brewers/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 Marlins home runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:58 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Anthony Bender make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Brewers/Marlins)