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Marlins vs. Dodgers: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 7, 2021

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The bullpens will get heavily taxed during Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Dodgers game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miguel Rojas #19 of the Miami Marlins in action against the Los Angeles Dodgers at loanDepot park Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (37-47, +22 RD) vs. Dodgers (53-33, +119 RD) game thread.

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Dodgers Lineup

  1. RF Mookie Betts
  2. 1B Albert Pujols
  3. 2B Max Muncy
  4. 3B Justin Turner
  5. SS Chris Taylor
  6. CF Cody Bellinger
  7. LF AJ Pollock
  8. C Austin Barnes
  9. RHP Jake Reed

Notes: Julio Urías was originally scheduled to start this game, but was pushed back a day to get extra rest (he has already blown past his previous single-season high for innings pitched)...L.A.’s primary catcher Will Smith has struggled defensively the previous two games. He can still impact this game as pinch-hitter in the later innings...Turner has reached base safely in 17 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 Jon Berti
  9. LHP Ross Detwiler (3.23 ERA, 2.61 FIP, 27.9 K%, 30.4 HardHit% in 30.2 IP)
Ross Detwiler - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: For the third time, Detwiler will serve as an “opener” for the Fish. Last Friday, he established new season highs with three innings pitched and 41 total pitches...Dating back to last season, Jesús Aguilar has a streak of 174 homerless plate appearances in Miami...The well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bender, Ross Detwiler, Jordan Holloway and Zach Pop.


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.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Who gets more total bases? (Mookie Betts/Adam Duvall)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 Marlins pitchers used? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 98.7 miles per hour for the fastest pitch thrown? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the Marlins commit any errors? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Dodgers/Marlins)