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Marlins vs. Pirates: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 4, 2021

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Cody Poteet and Mitch Keller will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Pirates game at PNC Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) hits an RBI single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at PNC Park Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (24-31, +3 RD) vs. Pirates (21-34, -81 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B José Devers
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. LF Corey Dickerson
  5. RF Adam Duvall
  6. SS Jazz Chisholm
  7. C Sandy León
  8. 3B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Cody Poteet (2021 season stats: 2.95 ERA, 3.13 FIP, 23.2 K%, 37.3 HardHit% in 21.1 IP)
Cody Poteet - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Lewis Brinson was recalled from Triple-A to replace the injured Elieser Hernandez (right quad strain)...Devers will be the third-youngest player in Marlins history to start a game in the leadoff spot, behind only Luis Castillo and Cameron Maybin...In the series opener, Dylan Floro was responsible for Miami’s 14th blown save of the season (compared to five last season). The Dodgers are the only team with more than that...For Starling Marte, this series is a “homecoming” of sorts—it’s his first time playing at PNC Park as a visitor after spending 13 years of his professional career in the Pirates organization...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Yimi García and Zach Pop.

Pirates Lineup

  1. 2B Adam Frazier
  2. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes
  3. CF Bryan Reynolds
  4. RF Gregory Polanco
  5. C Jacob Stallings
  6. LF Ka’ai Tom
  7. SS Kevin Newman
  8. 1B Erik González
  9. RHP Mitch Keller (2021 season stats: 6.54 ERA, 4.49 FIP, 23.1 K%, 48.1 HardHit% in 42.2 IP)
Mitch Keller - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Adam Frazier leads MLB with 72 hits this season, but only two of those have cleared the fences.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) 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? (Poteet/Keller)
  2. Over/Under 15.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
  4. Will the Marlins commit any errors? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Pirates)