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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 19, 2021

Ross Detwiler will start Monday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at Nationals Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miami Marlins infielder Isan Diaz (1) reacts after hitting a double in the seventh inning during the game between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (40-53, +16 RD) vs. Nationals (43-49, -36 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 3B Jon Berti
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. 2B Joe Panik
  7. LF Lewis Brinson
  8. CF Monte Harrison
  9. LHP Ross Detwiler (2021 season stats: 4.19 ERA, 3.70 FIP, 27.5 K%, 32.6 HardHit% in 34.1 IP)

Notes: As we feared, Jazz Chisholm Jr. (left shoulder contusion) and Garrett Cooper (left elbow sprain) have been placed on the 10-day IL. Soon-to-be ex-Marlin Starling Marte is getting an off day...The Marlins are 3-1 this season in games started by Detwiler, though he has averaged only 1 23 innings per start...Rojas is two 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 in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and David Hess.

MLB career stats for Marlins players against Jon Lester
MLB career stats for Marlins players against Jon Lester

Nationals Lineup

  1. 2B Alcides Escobar
  2. SS Trea Turner
  3. RF Juan Soto
  4. 1B Josh Bell
  5. 3B Josh Harrison
  6. CF Andrew Stevenson
  7. LF Gerardo Parra
  8. C Tres Barrera
  9. LHP Jon Lester (2021 season stats: 5.54 ERA, 5.68 FIP, 14.1 K%, 39.4 HardHit% in 63.1 IP)

Notes: The thin Nats pitching staff has allowed double-digit runs in three of their last five games...Last time these clubs met, Kyle Schwarber was wreaking havoc from the leadoff spot en route to an All-Star selection. Big contrast in styles between him and Escobar. The veteran infielder is slashing .296/.333/.444 since being plucked out of the minors a few weeks ago...Longtime Marlins killer Ryan Zimmerman has been reduced to mostly pinch-hitting duty. He’s 4-for-38 at the plate over the last calendar month.

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 recap article.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which team gets the first hit? (Marlins/Nationals)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2.5 flyouts hit to Starling Marte? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Isan Díaz reach base safely? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)