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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 20, 2021

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Trevor Rogers and Paolo Espino will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at Nationals Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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General Manager Kim Ng of the Miami Marlins looks on during batting practice of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (40-54, -1 RD) vs. Nationals (44-49, -19 RD) game thread. Losing the series opener in blowout fashion dropped Miami’s run differential below zero for one of the few times this season.

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Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 3B Isan Díaz
  3. CF Starling Marte
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  6. 2B Joe Panik
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. LF Magneuris Sierra
  9. LHP Trevor Rogers (2021 season stats: 2.31 ERA, 2.50 FIP, 30.0 K%, 37.2 HardHit% in 101.1 IP)
Trevor Rogers - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Starling Marte is expected back in the lineup after getting a day off due to shoulder discomfort...Next up for Miguel Rojas on the all-time Marlins hits list is former teammate Adeiny Hechavarría (541). Rojas need one to tie and two to pass him...The most well-rested options in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, John Curtiss, Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and Zach Pop.

Nationals Lineup

  1. 2B Alcides Escobar
  2. SS Trea Turner
  3. RF Juan Soto
  4. 1B Ryan Zimmerman
  5. LF Josh Harrison
  6. 3B Jordy Mercer
  7. C Tres Barrera
  8. CF Víctor Robles
  9. RHP Paolo Espino (2021 season stats 3.33 ERA, 4.11 FIP, 16.6 K%, 42.9 HardHit% in 46.0 IP)
Paolo Espino - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Espino has two previous regular season appearances against Miami, both times as a low-leverage reliever...Longtime Marlins killer Ryan Zimmerman has been reduced to mostly pinch-hitting duty, only starting against lefties like Rogers. 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.

Alex Krutchik will handle the recap article.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which team hits the longest home run? (Marlins/Nationals)
  2. Over/Under 92.5 pitches for Trevor Rogers? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:04 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)