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Marlins vs. Blue Jays: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 2, 2021

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Pablo López and Alek Manoah will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Blue Jays game at Sahlen Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Cooper (26) talks to the umpire during the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (24-29, +6 RD) vs. Blue Jays (28-25, +46 RD) game thread. After making their home in Dunedin, Florida the previous two months, this is the first game of 2021 that the Jays will play in Buffalo, New York. Sahlen Field is closer to their native fanbase and able to accommodate much larger crowds.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. DH Garrett Cooper
  5. LF Corey Dickerson
  6. RF Adam Duvall
  7. 3B Isan Díaz
  8. C Jorge Alfaro
  9. 2B José Devers

RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 2.71 ERA, 3.24 FIP, 23.2 K%, 29.7 HardHit% in 63.0 IP)

Pablo López - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Hard to believe given their divergent starts to the season, but Jesús Aguilar (.254/.320/.458, 115 OPS+) and Garrett Cooper (.267/.341/.427, 114 OPS+) have been essentially identical offensive performers in 2021...Anthony Bass earned himself a multi-year free agent deal last offseason on the strength of his road performance. Sahlen Field wasn’t a great environment for the then-Blue Jay in 2020 (6.30 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 10.0 IP).

Blue Jays Lineup

  1. 2B Marcus Semien
  2. SS Bo Bichette
  3. DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  4. RF Teoscar Hernández
  5. CF Randal Grichuk
  6. 3B Joe Panik
  7. LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
  8. 1B Rowdy Tellez
  9. C Reese McGuire

RHP Alek Manoah (2021 season stats: 0.00 ERA, 1.80 FIP, 31.8 K%, 15.4 HardHit% in 6.0 IP)

Notes: Relative to the rest of the league, the Blue Jays have enjoyed lots of lineup continuity. Bo Bichette, Randal Grichuk, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien have played in all 53 games for them thus far...Nobody on the Marlins roster has any history with Manoah, Toronto’s top pick from the 2019 draft who pitched only nine minor league games before ascending to The Show.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Louis Addeo-Weiss 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. Which team scores first? (Marlins/Blue Jays)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 total pitchers used? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 double plays turned by the Marlins? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Corey Dickerson get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Blue Jays)