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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 18, 2021

Zack Wheeler will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park  Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (40-51, +21 RD) vs. Phillies (45-45, -13 RD) game thread. These teams still need to complete Saturday’s game, which was suspended due to rain with the score tied 2-2 in the top of the 10th inning.

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Marlins lineup when play resumes (Top 10th: MIA 2, PHI 2)

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Monte Harrison
  5. SS Miguel Rojas
  6. 3B Joe Panik
  7. C Sandy León
  8. LF Jon Berti
  9. LHP Richard Bleier

Notes: Miami’s starting pitcher for the full, regularly scheduled game is still yet to be announced (I suspect either Braxton Garrett or Nick Neidert will get the nod)...Rojas is three hits away from surpassing Gary Sheffield for 17th place on the all-time Marlins hits list...The most well-rested options in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched since before the All-Star break) are Yimi García and David Hess.

MLB career stats for active Marlins players against Zack Wheeler
MLB career stats for active Marlins players against Zack Wheeler

Phillies lineup when play resumes (Top 10th: MIA 2, PHI 2)

  1. 2B Jean Segura
  2. C J.T. Realmuto
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. LF Andrew McCutchen
  5. 1B Rhys Hoskins
  6. SS Didi Gregorius
  7. 3B Ronald Torreyes
  8. CF Travis Jankowski
  9. RHP José Alvarado

Regular game starter RHP Zack Wheeler (2021 season stats: 2.26 ERA, 2.26 FIP, 30.8 K%, 29.2 HardHit% in 119.2 IP)

Zack Wheeler - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Odúbel Herrera will be out through the weekend with ankle tendinitis...Six different Phillies have recorded saves in 2021. Ranger Suarez, who currently fills the closer’s role for the club, is unlikely to be available after pitching each of the previous two days.

How to watch/listen/follow

The suspended game is scheduled to resume at 1:05 p.m. ET. First pitch of the full game will be 45 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game. 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 (weather permitting). Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props which apply only to the full, regularly scheduled game. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which team scores first? (Marlins/Phillies)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 15.5 total pitches seen by Garrett Cooper? (Over/Under)
  4. Will anybody homer against Zack Wheeler? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Phillies)