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Marlins vs. Pirates: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 6, 2021

Sandy Alcantara and Chad Kuhl will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Pirates game at PNC Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) takes a lead off of second base after hitting a double against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (24-33, -5 RD) vs. Pirates (23-34, -73 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. LF Corey Dickerson
  4. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  5. 2B Jon Berti
  6. 3B Isan Díaz
  7. C Sandy León
  8. RF Magneuris Sierra
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.68 ERA, 3.66 FIP, 23.8 K%, 39.5 HardHit% in 71.0 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Since returning from the injured list, Jorge Alfaro owns a .250/.323/.500 slash line with a 29.0% strikeout rate (which is good compared to his career norms)...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Ross Detwiler, Zach Pop and Zach Thompson.

Pirates Lineup

  1. 2B Adam Frazier
  2. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes
  3. CF Bryan Reynolds
  4. 1B Colin Moran
  5. RF Gregory Polanco
  6. SS Erik González
  7. LF Ben Gamel
  8. C Michael Pérez
  9. RHP Chad Kuhl (2021 season stats: 6.41 ERA, 6.75 FIP, 20.0 K%, 31.6 HardHit% in 19.2 IP)
Chad Kuhl - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Adam Duvall (3-for-12, .500 OPS) is the only active Marlins player with substantial head-to-head experience against Kuhl...Even though he has just five games under his belt so far this season, third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes could prove to be Trevor Rogers’ top challenger for the NL Rookie of the Year award...Adam Frazier leads MLB with 75 hits this season, but only two of those have cleared the fences.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 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 throws more total pitches? (Marlins/Pirates)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 hits allowed by Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 stolen base attempts? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Don Mattingly make any double switches? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Pirates)