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Marlins vs. Orioles: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 27, 2021

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Sandy Alcantara and Spenser Watkins will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Orioles game at Camden Yards. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (43-57, +1 RD) vs. Orioles (34-64, -130 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. DH Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Adam Duvall
  5. 1B Lewin Díaz
  6. 3B Brian Anderson
  7. 2B Isan Díaz
  8. C Sandy León
  9. LF Magneuris Sierra

RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.23 ERA, 3.54 FIP, 21.3 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 119.2 IP)

Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: The Marlins team flight arrived in Baltimore Monday night at 7:23 p.m. Remember the last time they were in Charm City? It was that improbable, post-COVID outbreak four-game sweep over the O’s (August 4-6, 2020)...Alcantara has never pitched on a true 10 days’ rest before...Every Marlins reliever should be able to pitch following the off day. If anybody is absent from their usual role, let the trade speculation begin.

Orioles Starting Lineup

  1. CF Cedric Mullins
  2. LF Austin Hays
  3. DH Trey Mancini
  4. 1B Ryan Mountcastle
  5. RF DJ Stewart
  6. SS Ramon Urías
  7. C Pedro Severino
  8. 3B Maikel Franco
  9. 2B Domingo Leyba

RHP Spenser Watkins (2021 season stats: 1.65 ERA, 4.01 FIP, 20.0 K%, 26.2 HardHit% in 16.1 IP)

Spenser Watkins - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: One of this season’s biggest breakout stars, Mullins doesn’t have any stolen bases or runs batted in since the All-Star break. However, he’s still sporting an impressive .353/.371/.500 slash line during that “cold” stretch.


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 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 hits more ground balls? (Marlins/Orioles)
  2. Over/Under 6.5 strikeouts for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Orioles)