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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 25, 2021

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Yu Darvish and John Curtiss will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Padres game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (42-57, -5 RD) vs. Padres (58-43, +99 RD) game thread. It’s Jewish Heritage Day!

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Padres Starting Lineup

  1. CF Trent Grisham
  2. SS Fernando Tatís Jr.
  3. 2B Jake Cronenworth
  4. 3B Manny Machado
  5. LF Tommy Pham
  6. 1B Eric Hosmer
  7. RF Jurickson Profar
  8. C Victor Caratini
  9. RHP Yu Darvish (2021 season stats: 3.09 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 28.9 K%, 33.5 HardHit% in 110.2 IP)
Yu Darvish - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Darvish took the loss in Game 2 of the 2020 NL Wild Card Series. Garrett Cooper took him deep for the go-ahead home run, though he remains on the injured list with an elbow sprain and won’t have an impact today...The NL Cy Young award runner-up has a deeper pitch mix than anybody the Marlins have faced this season.

MLB career stats for Marlins players against Yu Darvish, including postseason
MLB career stats for Marlins players against Yu Darvish, including postseason
Stathead

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. LF Magneuris Sierra
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. 2B Joe Panik
  7. C Sandy León
  8. SS Deven Marrero
  9. RHP John Curtiss (2021 season stats: 2.63 ERA, 3.32 FIP, 24.7 K%, 45.3 HardHit% in 37.2 IP)

Notes: The Marlins have used 19 different pitchers since the All-Star break...Brian Anderson (left shoulder subluxation) went 1-for-4 in his return from the injured list. The Marlins are a respectable 17-17 this season with him in the starting lineup. However, they’re 1-6 in their last seven Sunday games...The most well-rested options in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Ross Detwiler, David Hess, Luis Madero and Zach Pop.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Louis Addeo-Weiss (@addeo_louis00) 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 throws the fastest pitch? (Padres/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:05 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will either team make a trade before midnight ET? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Padres/Marlins)