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Marlins vs. Reds: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 27, 2021

Wade Miley and Zach Thompson will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Bryan De La Cruz #77 of the Miami Marlins makes a catch at the wall against the Washington Nationals during the third inning at loanDepot park Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (53-75, -36 RD) vs. Reds (70-59, +37 RD) game thread. Just like week, these teams met in Cincinnati...and the Reds won all four games.

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Reds Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Jonathan India
  2. CF Tyler Naquin
  3. RF Nick Castellanos
  4. 1B Joey Votto
  5. 3B Mike Moustakas
  6. SS Kyle Farmer
  7. C Tucker Barnhart
  8. LF Max Schrock
  9. LHP Wade Miley (2021 season stats: 2.88 ERA, 3.60 FIP, 18.7 K%, 33.9 HardHit% in 137.2 IP)
Wade Miley - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: The Reds offense is averaging more than five runs per game for the first time since 2005...Miley has posted quality starts in each of his previous three visits to Miami, but that history is irrelevant at this point (his most recent start was 2014).

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. 3B Brian Anderson
  5. LF Jorge Alfaro
  6. RF Jesús Sánchez
  7. CF Bryan De La Cruz
  8. C Alex Jackson
  9. RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 2.97 ERA, 3.72 FIP, 21.8 K%, 37.5 HardHit% in 57.2 IP)
Zach Thompson - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: De La Cruz is slashing .389/.421/.611 during his brief career against lefties like Miley...Any time that Lewis Brinson misses with his sprained thumb would create extra opportunities for Magneuris Sierra and/or Jorge Alfaro...The most well-rested relievers available in the Marlins bullpen are Paul Campbell, Ross Detwiler and Sean Guenther.

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.

Daniel Rodriguez (@Drodyyy) is covering the game at LoanDepot Park. 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. Who gets more total bases? (Nick Castellanos/Bryan De La Cruz)
  2. Over/Under 2.5 runs allowed by Zach Thompson? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 19.5 total strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Don Mattingly make any double switches? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Reds/Marlins)