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Marlins vs. Reds: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 29, 2021

Tyler Mahle and Jesús Luzardo will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Reds game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. tosses a baseball in his right hand Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (54-76, -37 RD) vs. Reds (71-60, +38 RD) game thread. There’s a Miguel Rojas bobblehead giveaway!

During every Marlins game, join in on the Fish Picks prop bets fun. They give you something to focus on even with the team out of World Series contention. Please use this link!

Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.

The Fish Picks leaderboard is updated daily. Congrats to D0ubleZ and @deemarlins, both of whom picked a Perfect Game on Saturday.

At the end of each month, the Fish Picks winner—whoever has the percentage of correct picks (among qualifiers)—will receive a hand-painted Trevor Rogers baseball card.

Everybody’s point totals will soon be reset for the start of September.

Reds Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Jonathan India
  2. C Tyler Stephenson
  3. RF Nick Castellanos
  4. 1B Joey Votto
  5. SS Kyle Farmer
  6. 3B Eugenio Suarez
  7. CF Tyler Naquin
  8. LF Aristides Aquino
  9. RHP Tyler Mahle (2021 season stats: 3.69 ERA, 3.84 FIP, 28.2 K%, 34.7 HardHit% in 141.1 IP)
Tyler Mahle - 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...Mahle has extreme reverse platoon splits this season (.541 OPS, 4 HR allowed in 280 PA to LHB; .861 OPS, 16 HR allowed in 315 PA to RHB)...Mike Moustakas left Saturday’s game early due to right hip tightness...Marlins pitchers have done their small part to prevent India from running away in the National League Rookie of the Year race, allowing a .190/.227/.238 slash line to him in six games.

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. LF Jorge Alfaro
  7. C Sandy León
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. LHP Jesús Luzardo (2021 season stats: 7.91 ERA, 6.36 FIP, 20.9 K%, 38.0 HardHit% in 60.1 IP)
Jesús Luzardo - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Bryan De La Cruz is making a bid to become only the second player in Marlins history to maintain a .500 batting average on balls in play for an entire month while starting regularly...The most well-rested relievers available in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Paul Campbell, Dylan Floro, Sean Guenther, Steven Okert and Austin Pruitt.

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 is covering the game at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and 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 hits the longest home run? (Reds/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2.5 slides/dives for Jazz Chisholm Jr.? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jesús Luzardo pitch into the fifth inning? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Reds/Marlins)