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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 3, 2021

Taijuan Walker and Nick Neidert will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 and Miguel Rojas #19 of the Miami Marlins celebrate after defeating the New York Mets by score of 6-3 at loanDepot park Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (45-61, +1 RD) vs. Mets (55-50 -8 RD) game thread. These division rivals are each other’s most common opponent the rest of the season with 13 head-to-head games remaining on the schedule.

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Congrats to the July Fish Picks champion: TeamMarte! Everybody’s point totals have been reset for the start of August.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo
  2. 1B Pete Alonso
  3. 2B Jeff McNeil
  4. SS Javier Báez
  5. LF Dominic Smith
  6. 3B J.D. Davis
  7. RF Michael Conforto
  8. C James McCann
  9. RHP Taijuan Walker (2021 season stats: 3.71 ERA, 3.88 FIP, 23.7 K%, 39.5 HardHit% in 99.1 IP)
Taijuan Walker - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: The Mets have been the epitome of a .500 team since the end of May with no winning or losing streaks longer than three games during that period...Walker faced the Marlins on April 8. However, half of Miami’s starters from that matchup—Corey Dickerson, Adam Duvall, Starling Marte and Chad Wallach—are no longer with the organization...Nimmo (hamstring) has been limited to pinch-hitting duty over the last three games—he was initially included in Monday’s lineup before being scratched.

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. 3B Brian Anderson
  5. CF Lewis Brinson
  6. LF Jorge Alfaro
  7. RF Bryan De La Cruz
  8. C Alex Jackson
  9. RHP Nick Neidert (2021 season stats: 3.96 ERA, 5.92 FIP, 13.4 K%, 36.4 HardHit% in 25.0 IP)
Nick Neidert - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. James Rowson will serve as acting manager in the meantime...Alfaro has never started a game in the outfield before at any professional level, so this should be fun...The most well-rested relievers available in the Marlins bullpen are Richard Bleier, Ross Detwiler, Steven Okert, Zach Pop, Austin Pruitt and newly recalled 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 at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter. Alex Krutchik will handle the game recap article.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Who gets more total bases? (Javier Báez/Miguel Rojas)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Lewis Brinson? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Mets/Marlins)