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Marlins vs. Reds: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 22, 2021

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Sandy Alcantara and Vladimir Gutierrez will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Reds game at Great American Ball Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) throws to first against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (51-73, -33 RD) vs. Reds (68-57, +37 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 Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. CF Lewis Brinson
  6. 3B Isan Díaz
  7. C Sandy León
  8. LF Bryan De La Cruz
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.39 ERA, 3.69 FIP, 21.7 K%, 38.3 HardHit% in 151.1 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Alcantara has a career 2.30 earned run average when pitching on Sundays...Bryan De La Cruz has not batted higher than the No. 6 spot in any of his Marlins appearances despite maintaining a .319 batting average as a big leaguer...The most well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro, Bryan Mitchell and Steven Okert .

Reds Starting Lineup

  1. LF Tyler Naquin
  2. C Tyler Stephenson
  3. RF Nick Castellanos
  4. 1B Joey Votto
  5. SS Kyle Farmer
  6. 3B Mike Moustakas
  7. SS José Barrero
  8. CF Shogo Akiyama
  9. RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (2021 season stats: 3.87 ERA, 5.07 FIP, 17.8 K%, 37.5 HardHit% in 86.0 IP)
Vladimir Gutierrez - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Jonathan India has emerged as the NL Rookie of the Year frontrunner, hitting for more and more power as the season progresses. Also, his .388 on-base percentage is seventh-best among all MLB qualifiers...Gutierrez quietly ranks fourth among NL rookies in innings pitched (and first among those who debuted this season)...The resurgent Votto is slashing .305/.401/.665 with 25 homers this season against righties like Alcantara.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 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 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 gets the first hit? (Marlins/Reds)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Jazz Chisholm Jr.? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Sandy Alcantara pitch into the seventh inning? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Reds)