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Marlins vs. Cardinals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 16, 2021

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Sandy Alcantara and Johan Oviedo will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Cardinals game at Busch Stadium. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) fields a ground ball during a game featuring the Miami Marlins at the St. Louis Cardinals on June 14, 2021 at Busch Stadium Photo by Rick Ulreich/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (29-38,+3 RD) vs. Cardinals (34-33, -28 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. 2B Jon Berti
  3. RF Jesús Sánchez
  4. C Jorge Alfaro
  5. 1B Lewin Díaz
  6. LF Lewis Brinson
  7. CF Magneuris Sierra
  8. 3B Deven Marrero
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.39 ERA, 3.45 FIP, 23.4 K%, 38.7 HardHit% in 85.0 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Miami’s two best hitters, Starling Marte and Jesús Aguilar, are both getting a breather. They’ll certainly be available to pinch-hit in the later innings if necessary...Our friends at FOCO released a new “Sandman” bobblehead yesterday. Supplies are limited...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro, Luís Madero and Zach Pop.

Cardinals Lineup

  1. CF Dylan Carlson
  2. 1B Paul Goldschmidt
  3. LF Tyler O’Neill
  4. 3B Matt Carpenter
  5. C Yadier Molina
  6. 2B Edmundo Sosa
  7. SS Paul DeJong
  8. RF Jose Rondón
  9. RHP Johan Oviedo (2021 season stats: 5.72 ERA, 5.80 FIP, 19.5 K%, 33.7 HardHit% in 28.1 IP)
Johan Oviedo - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

I 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. Who gets more total bases? (Jazz Chisholm Jr./Nolan Arenado)
  2. Over/Under 99.3 miles per hour for Sandy Alcantara’s fastest pitch? (Over/Under)
  3. Will the Marlins turn any double plays? (Yes/No)
  4. Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Cardinals)