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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 16, 2021

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The Marlins and Phillies will play a doubleheader on Friday at Citizens Bank Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miami Marlins Pitcher Sandy Alcantara (22) stares down a batter during the Saturday twilight MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (39-50, +17 RD) vs. Phillies (44-44, -9 RD) game thread. For the first time in 2021, the Marlins will be taking part in a doubleheader.

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Game 1 Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. LF Adam Duvall
  5. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  6. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. 3B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.09 ERA, 3.53 FIP, 21.4 K%, 37.9 HardHit% in 116.2 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Jesús Sánchez was placed on the injured list for what appears to be a COVID-related issue. There is currently no timeline for his return...Ross Detwiler (4.32 ERA, 3.74 FIP, 27.1 K%, 32.2 HardHit% in 33.1 IP) will start the second game. He was stretched out to a season-high 64 pitches in his most recent outing...Starling Marte doesn’t have any extra-base hits since June 23.

Game 1 Phillies Lineup

  1. 2B Jean Segura
  2. LF Brad Miller
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  5. SS Didi Gregorius
  6. CF Travis Janikowski
  7. C Andrew Knapp
  8. 3B Nick Maton
  9. LHP Matt Moore (2021 season stats: 5.40 ERA, 6.23 FIP, 16.3 %, 40.0 HardHit% in 31.2 IP)
Matt Moore - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed
Matt Moore - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed
Baseball Savant

Notes: Right-hander Zach Eflin (3.88 ERA, 3.58 FIP, 22.3 K%, 39.0 HardHit% in 102.0 IP) will start the nightcap...Hoskins entered the All-Star break on a hot streak, slashing .316/.400/.789 with four homers in 45 plate appearances dating back to the most recent Marlins-Phillies series...Odúbel Herrera will be out through the weekend with ankle tendinitis.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch of the first game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Brandon Liguori and I will handle the game recap articles.

All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action (weather permitting). 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 the fastest pitch today? (Marlins/Phillies)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 total hits for Jesús Aguilar? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 15.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be any triples? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins the first game? (Marlins/Phillies)
  6. Who wins the second game? (Marlins/Phillies)