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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 4, 2021

Carlos Carrasco and Zach Thompson will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Lewis Brinson #25 of the Miami Marlins reaches base via a throwing error in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (46-61, +2 RD) vs. Mets (55-51, -11 RD) game thread. These division rivals are each other’s most common opponent the rest of the season with 12 head-to-head games remaining on the schedule.

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Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo
  2. 2B Jeff McNeil
  3. 1B Pete Alonso
  4. LF Dominic Smith
  5. SS Javier Báez
  6. RF Michael Conforto
  7. 3B Jonathan Villar
  8. C Tomás Nido
  9. RHP Carlos Carrasco (2021 season stats: 2.25 ERA, 5.16 FIP, 25.0 K%, 27.3 HardHit% in 4.0 IP)

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...Carrasco was limited to 58 pitches in his Mets debut last week (after missing months with a severe hamstring strain).

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Jazz Chisholm
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. CF Lewis Brinson
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. LF Jorge Alfaro
  7. RF Bryan De La Cruz
  8. C Alex Jackson
  9. RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 2.33 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 26.0 K%, 39.6 HardHit% in 38.2 IP)
Zach Thompson - 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. The Marlins are 2-2 so far in games managed by Rowson...Brinson has a 147 wRC+ since being recalled from Triple-A on July 19. No currently active Marlins player is hitting better than him during that span...The most well-rested relievers available in the Marlins bullpen are Ross Detwiler, Sean Guenther, Steven Okert, Zach Pop, Austin Pruitt and newly reinstated Paul Campbell. After pitching on three consecutive days, closer Dylan Floro is certain to be unavailable.

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.

Isaac Azout (@IsaacAzout) is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter. Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Carlos Carrasco/Zach Thompson)
  2. Over/Under 2.5 total home runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:07 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Mets/Marlins)