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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 23, 2021

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Zach Thompson and Joe Musgrove and will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Padres game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Zach Thompson #74 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves at loanDepot park Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (41-56, -3 RD) vs. Padres (57-42, +97 RD) game thread. If you weren’t able to attend, rewatch our latest livestream!

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Padres Starting Lineup

  1. CF Trent Grisham
  2. LF Tommy Pham
  3. 2B Jake Cronenworth
  4. 3B Manny Machado
  5. 1B Eric Hosmer
  6. RF Wil Myers
  7. C Victor Caratini
  8. SS Ha-Seong Kim
  9. RHP Joe Musgrove (2021 season stats: 3.14 ERA, 3.50 FIP, 28.0 K%, 36.6 HardHit% in 103.1 IP)
Joe Musgrove - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Musgrove has made more than 100 career major league starts, but nobody on the Marlins roster has substantial experience facing him...Meaninglessly small sample size, but Fernando Tatís Jr. has been largely silenced through his first four career games at Marlins/LoanDepot Park, going 1-for-17 with 11 strikeouts...Tommy Pham has been an on-base machine over the last week (.450/.571/.650 slash line).

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 3B Isan Díaz
  3. CF Starling Marte
  4. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  5. RF Adam Duvall
  6. 2B Joe Panik
  7. C Sandy León
  8. LF Magneuris Sierra
  9. RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 2.27 ERA, 2.50 FIP, 32.5 K%, 29.6 HardHit% in 31.2 IP)
Zach Thompsonv- 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Last time that Thompson pitched at home (June 26 vs. Nationals), he racked up 11 strikeouts to set a season high for all Marlins pitchers...Isan Díaz has a 58.3 HardHit% since being recalled last week, which is about twice as high as his rate from the first half...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 Dylan Floro, Yimi García and Luís Madero.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) will be at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and 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. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Joe Musgrove/Zach Thompson)
  2. Over/Under 16.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2.5 total bases for Fernando Tatís Jr.? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be any outs made at home plate? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Padres/Marlins)