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Marlins vs. Dodgers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 6, 2021

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Tony Gonsolin and Pablo López will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Dodgers game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Anthony Bender #80 and Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Miami Marlins celebrate the final out as they defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 at loanDepot park Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (36-47, +21 RD) vs. Dodgers (53-32, +120 RD) game thread. The dream of returning to October is dead, but we can still enjoy the rest of this 2021 odyssey.

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Dodgers Lineup

  1. RF Mookie Betts
  2. 1B Max Muncy
  3. 3B Justin Turner
  4. CF Cody Bellinger
  5. C Will Smith
  6. 2B Chris Taylor
  7. SS Gavin Lux
  8. LF AJ Pollock
  9. RHP Tony Gonsolin (2021 season stats: 2.81 ERA, 3.66 FIP, 30.6 K%, 32.4 HardHit% in 16.0 IP)
Tony Gonsolin - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Steven Souza Jr. was designated for assignment following Monday’s game...Gonsolin had a very productive rookie season in 2020, but his sophomore workload has been limited by right shoulder inflammation. This will be his first time facing the Marlins...Turner has reached base safely in 16 consecutive starts.

Marlins Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. RF Garrett Cooper
  4. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  5. SS Miguel Rojas
  6. LF Jesús Sánchez
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. 3B Joe Panik
  9. RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 2.97 ERA, 3.30 FIP, 25.8 K%, 33.1 HardHit% in 91.0 IP)
Pablo López - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: López has thrown only one official pitch since June 25 because of his unjustified ejection last weekend against the Braves...Dating back to last season, Jesús Aguilar has a streak of 169 homerless plate appearances in Miami...The well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and Jordan Holloway—Holloway is expected to be leaned on for several innings on Wednesday, but Don Mattingly described it as a “bullpen game” instead of naming him the traditional starter, so that suggests he could pitch tonight in an emergency.


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.

Nicole Cahill (@NicoleCahill_) will be at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and handle the game recap article.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which team gets the first hit? (Dodgers/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 93.5 pitches for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  4. Will anybody get hit by a pitch? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Dodgers)