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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 14, 2021

Jesús Luzardo and Erick Fedde will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at Nationals Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Miami Marlins looks on during batting practice of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (61-83, -37 RD) vs. Nationals (59-85, -83 RD) game thread. The tank race for 2022 draft position is intensifying!

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, who picked a Perfect Game on Monday.

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 have been reset for the start of September.

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. LF Bryan De La Cruz
  3. RF Jesús Sánchez
  4. CF Lewis Brinson
  5. 1B Lewin Díaz
  6. C Alex Jackson
  7. 3B Isan Díaz
  8. 2B Eddy Alvarez
  9. LHP Jesús Luzardo (2021 season stats: 6.72 ERA, 5.84 FIP, 22.2 K%, 38.6 HardHit% in 77.2 IP)
Jesús Luzardo - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Coming off Sandy Alcantara’s series-opening excellence, every member of the Marlins bullpen should be available to pitch if needed...Jackson’s two-run double in that game had an exit velocity of 112.9 miles per hour, a new personal best for him in the majors...Our own Juan Páez is intrigued by Luzardo’s increased usage of his secondary pitches.

Nationals Starting Lineup

  1. CF Lane Thomas
  2. SS Alcides Escobar
  3. RF Juan Soto
  4. LF Josh Bell
  5. 1B Ryan Zimmerman
  6. 3B Carter Kieboom
  7. C Keibert Ruiz
  8. 2B Luis García
  9. RHP Erick Fedde (2021 season stats: 5.31 ERA, 4.56 FIP, 21.6 K%, 40.9 HardHit% in 117.0 IP)
Erick Fedde - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Same Nats lineup as Monday except with the addition of notorious Marlins killer Ryan Zimmerman...Bell has reached base safely in 25 of his last 26 starts...By every measure, Fedde is a below-average starting pitcher. That isn’t the case when he faces the Marlins, though.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Alex Krutchik 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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Jesús Luzardo/Erick Fedde)
  2. Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 402.5 feet for the game’s longest home run? (Over/Under)
  4. Will there be any outfield assists? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)