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Marlins vs. Rockies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 7, 2021

Jesús Luzardo and Austin Gomber will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Rockies game at Coors Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo (44) delivers a pitch in the 1st inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (47-63, -10 RD) vs. Rockies (49-61, -38 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. 3B Brian Anderson
  4. LF Jorge Alfaro
  5. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  6. CF Lewis Brinson
  7. C Alex Jackson
  8. RF Bryan De La Cruz
  9. LHP Jesús Luzardo (2021 season stats: 6.70 ERA, 6.09 FIP, 23.1 K%, 36.9 HardHit% in 43.0 IP)
Jesús Luzardo - 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 likely through the remainder of this road trip. The Marlins are 3-4 so far in games managed by Rowson...Anderson has some inexplicably poor numbers in his career against Rockies pitching (.217/.242/.250, 0 HR, 33.9 K% in 62 PA). Perhaps a full day off to get acclimated to the thin air will serve him well...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro, Sean Guenther and Zach Pop.

Rockies Starting Lineup

  1. 3B Garrett Hampson
  2. 2B Brendan Rodgers
  3. SS Trevor Story
  4. RF Charlie Blackmon
  5. 1B C.J. Cron
  6. C Elias Díaz
  7. LF Connor Joe
  8. CF Yonathan Daza
  9. LHP Austin Gomber (2021 season stats: 4.04 ERA, 4.02 FIP, 23.9 K%, 34.3 HardHit% in 91.1 IP)
Austin Gomber - 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 5.72 runs per game in the high altitude while allowing 4.73...Rodgers comes into the day riding a career-best 13-game hitting streak.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

I 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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Jesús Luzardo/Austin Gomber)
  2. Over/Under 9.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 4.5 at-bats for Lewis Brinson? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Anthony Bender make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Rockies)