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Marlins vs. Rockies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 6, 2021

Sandy Alcantara and German Márquez will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Rockies game at Coors Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Anthony Bender #80 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (47-62, +2 RD) vs. Rockies (48-61, -50 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. LF Lewis Brinson
  5. 3B Isan Díaz
  6. RF Bryan De La Cruz
  7. C Sandy León
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.12 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 22.2 K%, 37.7 HardHit% in 132.2 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 and experienced mild symptoms. James Rowson will serve as acting manager in the meantime. The Marlins are 3-3 so far in games managed by Rowson...The Marlins team flight arrived in Denver Thursday night at 7:57 p.m. local time (5:57 p.m. ET)...Alcantara’s only previous appearance at Coors Field was August 16, 2019, when he limited the Rockies to two runs over seven innings but got zero run support.

Rockies Starting Lineup

  1. LF Raimel Tapia
  2. 2B Brendan Rodgers
  3. RF Charlie Blackmon
  4. SS Trevor Story
  5. 3B Ryan McMahon
  6. 1B C.J. Cron
  7. C Elias Díaz
  8. CF Sam Hilliard
  9. RHP Germán Márquez (2021 season stats: 3.58 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 25.1 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 130.2 IP)
Germán Márquez - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: The Rockies have been great at home in 2021, and it’s all about their run production. They’re averaging 5.57 runs per game in the high altitude while allowing 4.73...High-leverage relievers Daniel Bard, Jhoulys Chacín and Carlos Estévez each pitched the previous two days, so it’s unclear what their availability will be.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) will handle the game recap article.

All four 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 scores first? (Marlins/Rockies)
  2. Over/Under 94.5 pitches for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 diving/sliding catches? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the game end before midnight eastern time? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Rockies)