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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 24, 2021

Ryan Weathers will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Padres game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (15) takes infield practice prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at loanDepot park Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (41-57, -6 RD) vs. Padres (58-42, +100 RD) game thread. It’s Colombian Heritage Night!

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Padres Starting Lineup

  1. LF Tommy Pham
  2. SS Fernando Tatís Jr.
  3. CF Trent Grisham
  4. 3B Manny Machado
  5. RF Wil Myers
  6. 1B Jurickson Profar
  7. C Austin Nola
  8. 2B Ha-Seong Kim
  9. LHP Ryan Weathers (2021 season stats: 2.91 ERA, 4.53 FIP, 17.9 K%, 43.4 HardHit% in 58.2 IP)
Ryan Weathers - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: No Marlins batter knows what to expect against the rookie Weathers, who’s the son of old friend David Weathers...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 since the break (.400/.515/.680 slash line since July 16).

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. C Jorge Alfaro
  7. LF Lewis Brinson
  8. 2B Isan Díaz
  9. LHP Braxton Garrett (2021 season stats: 5.17 ERA, 4.44 FIP, 13.7 K%, 38.9 HardHit% in 15.2 IP)
Braxton Garrett - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Brian Anderson (left shoulder subluxation) is active for the first time in two months! The Marlins were 23-24 at the time of his injury and went 18-33 without him...Chad Wallach was briefly on the active roster as insurance for Alfaro who was dealing with leg discomfort. With Alfaro evidently feeling better now, Wallach has been designated for assignment...The most well-rested options in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and David Hess.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Hector Rodriguez (@HectorBaseball) 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 team scores first? (Padres/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 39.5 sliders thrown by the Marlins? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Miguel Rojas? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Anthony Bender make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Padres/Marlins)