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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 26, 2021

Patrick Corbin and Zach Thompson will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Cooper (26) is congratulated by Miami teammate Adam Duvall (14) after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot Park Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (32-43, +20 RD) vs. Nationals (36-37, -15 RD) game thread. The Marlins will be wearing their Havana Sugar Kings-inspired City Connect uniforms.

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Nationals Lineup

  1. LF Kyle Schwarber
  2. SS Trea Turner
  3. RF Juan Soto
  4. 1B Josh Bell
  5. C Yan Gomes
  6. 3B Starlin Castro
  7. CF Gerardo Parra
  8. 2B Josh Harrison
  9. LHP Patrick Corbin (2021 season stats: 5.40 ERA, 5.08 FIP, 18.8 K%, 42.2 HardHit% in 76.2 IP)
Patrick Corbin - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: The Nats are in the midst of their hottest stretch of the season, having won 10 of the last 12 games...Kyle Schwarber homers in 11.0% of his plate appearances against right-handed pitchers, the highest rate among all MLB qualifiers.

MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Patrick Corbin
MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Patrick Corbin

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 Sandy León
  8. 3B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 1.50 ERA, 2.07 FIP, 29.2 K%, 44.8 HardHit% in 12.0 IP)
Zach Thompson - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Jorge Alfaro finally gets a rest after catching every Marlins pitch from June 16-25...Rojas’ career 1.192 OPS against Corbin is his best against any pitcher that he’s faced at least 15 times...The well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and Zach Pop.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Daniel Rodriguez is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter so follow him for live updates. Danis Sosa is there as a photographer. 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. Which team scores the last run of the game? (Nationals/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 85.5 pitches for Zach Thompson? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 7.5 total walks? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Nationals/Marlins)