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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 10, 2021

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Braxton Garrett and Craig Stammen will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Padres game at Petco Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Marlins acting manager James Rowson looks on from the dugout Bally Sports Florida

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (47-66, -23 RD) vs. Padres (65-49, +107 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. 2B Isan Díaz
  4. RF Lewis Brinson
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. LF Jorge Alfaro
  7. C Sandy León
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. LHP Braxton Garrett (2021 season stats: 3.58 ERA, 4.32 FIP, 21.3 K%, 38.3 HardHit% in 27.2 IP)
Braxton Garrett - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: For the first time since being traded to Miami, Bryan De La Cruz is not in the starting lineup (he started the previous 11 games)...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Dylan Floro and Zach Pop.

Padres Starting Lineup

  1. LF Tommy Pham
  2. 2B Adam Frazier
  3. 3B Manny Machado
  4. SS Jake Cronenworth
  5. C Austin Nola
  6. 1B Eric Hosmer
  7. RF Wil Myers
  8. CF Trent Grisham
  9. RHP Craig Stammen (2021 season stats: 2.71 ERA, 3.60 FIP, 24.8 K%, 36.9 HardHit% in 63.0 IP)
Craig Stammen - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Machado owns a scorching-hot .361/.382/.675 slash line since the All-Star break. He’s only one off of Aguilar’s pace for the National League lead in runs batted in...Stammen isn’t stretched out enough to go beyond a couple innings. The Padres will be leaning on a handful of arms to patch this together.


How to watch/listen/follow

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

I 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 scores the last run of the game? (Marlins/Padres)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 strikeouts for Braxton Garrett? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 403.5 feet for the longest home run distance? (Over/Under)
  4. Will James Rowson make any double switches? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Padres)