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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 11, 2021

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Sandy Alcantara and Ryan Weathers will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Padres game at Petco Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Miami Marlins hits a single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (47-67, -24 RD) vs. Padres (66-49, +108 RD) game thread.

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Everybody’s point totals have been reset for the start of August.


Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. LF Jorge Alfaro
  4. CF Lewis Brinson
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. C Alex Jackson
  7. 1B Joe Panik
  8. RF Bryan De La Cruz
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.70 ERA, 3.86 FIP, 21.4 K%, 38.8 HardHit% in 136.1 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: With a lefty set to take the mound against the Marlins, here’s your periodic reminder that Rojas thrives in these matchups. His 190 wRC+ vs. LHP since the beginning of last season is second-best among all MLB qualifiers (Trea Turner, 195)...Even with shaky infield depth around him, Panik’s role has been reduced to glorified pinch-hitter. He enters the day with only two games started since the trade deadline...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Paul Campbell, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro and David Hess.

Padres Starting Lineup

  1. CF Trent Grisham
  2. 2B Adam Frazier
  3. 3B Manny Machado
  4. 1B Eric Hosmer
  5. C Austin Nola
  6. RF Wil Myers
  7. LF Brian O’Grady
  8. SS Ha-Seong Kim
  9. LHP Ryan Weathers (2021 season stats: 4.26 ERA, 5.02 FIP, 16.9 K%, 43.2 HardHit% in 69.2 IP)
Ryan Weathers - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Weathers pitched four scoreless innings against the Marlins on July 24, but got obliterated by the Rockies and Diamondbacks in his next two outings. At age 21, he’s currently the youngest pitcher on any active MLB roster...The Padres overall have a pedestrian 20-19 record in day this season (compared to 46-30 in all other games).


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Louis Addeo-Weiss 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 uses more total players? (Marlins/Padres)
  2. Over/Under 99.6 miles per hour for Sandy Alcantara’s fastest pitch? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will anybody score in the fifth inning? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Padres)