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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 21, 2021

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Nick Neidert and Erick Fedde will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at Nationals Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miami Marlins left fielder Adam Duvall (14) rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning at Nationals Park Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (40-55, -4 RD) vs. Nationals (45-49, -16 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Starting 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 Sandy León
  8. 3B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Nick Neidert (2021 season stats: 4.50 ERA, 6.23 FIP, 14.1 K%, 14.1 BB% in 20.0 IP)

Notes: Neidert was doing fairly well at Triple-A Jacksonville and has had seven rest days since his last time on the mound...With one more hit, Miguel Rojas will pass former teammate Adeiny Hechavarría (541) for sole possession of 17th place on the all-time Marlins hits list...The most well-rested options in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Dylan Floro, Yimi García, Luís Madero and Zach Pop.

Nationals Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Alcides Escobar
  2. SS Trea Turner
  3. RF Juan Soto
  4. 1B Josh Bell
  5. 3B Josh Harrison
  6. LF Gerardo Parra
  7. CF Andrew Stevenson
  8. C Tres Barrera
  9. RHP Erick Fedde (2021 season stats 5.32 ERA, 4.68 FIP, 20.8 K%, 39.5 HardHit% in 66.0 IP)
Erick Fedde - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Fedde has been hanging around on the fringes of the Nats roster for parts of five seasons, yet nobody on the Marlins has more than 10 career plate appearances against him...Since the All-Star break, Washington’s offense has a comically good .357/.431/.659 slash line with nearly twice as many hits as strikeouts.


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.

Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Who gets more total bases? (Jesús Aguilar/Josh Bell)
  2. Over/Under 9.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Will Joe Panik get a hit? (Yes/No)
  4. Will there be any sacrifice bunts or sacrifice flies? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)