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Marlins vs. Cubs: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 20, 2021

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Zach Thompson and Alec Mills will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Adam Duvall #14 of the Miami Marlins reacts after two-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (31-39, +20 RD) vs. Cubs (39-32, +20 RD) game thread. The Fish are on the verge of surpassing their 2020 win total.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. SS Miguel Rojas
  6. LF Jesús Sánchez
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. 3B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 2.25 ERA, 1.80 FIP, 21.2 K%, 48.0 HardHit% in 8.0 IP)
Zach Thompson - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Make it three straight days with the exact same lineup...The Marlins on Saturday became the first MLB team since the 2013 Rangers to homer four times and steal five bases in the same game...Adam Duvall will attempt to join an exclusive club of MLB players to have three consecutive multi-home run games...The well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, Yimi García and Zach Pop.

Cubs Lineup

  1. LF Joc Pederson
  2. 3B Kris Bryant
  3. SS Javier Báez
  4. 1B Anthony Rizzo
  5. C Willson Contreras
  6. CF Ian Happ
  7. RF Jason Heyward
  8. 2B Sergio Alcantara
  9. RHP Alec Mills (2021 season stats: 6.11 ERA, 5.24 FIP, 16.5 K%, 35.6 HardHit% in 28.0 IP)
Alec Mills - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: No team has swept a regular season series from the Cubs at Wrigley Field since the Cardinals from Sept. 19-22, 2019...This will be Mills’ 15th game for the Cubs this season, but only his third as a starter. He throws the kitchen sink at his opponents, using five different pitches at least 10% of the time.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Louis Addeo-Weiss (@addeo_louis00) will provide in-game updates and 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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Zach Thompson/Alec Mills)
  2. Over/Under 9.5 swings taken by Adam Duvall? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 244.5 total pitches thrown? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Starling Marte get his uniform dirty? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Cubs)