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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 21, 2021

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Trevor Rogers and Josh Rogers will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. listens to a question during a postgame interview following a Marlins win at LoanDepot Park Bally Sports Florida

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (64-86, -43 RD) vs. Nationals (61-89, -84 RD) game thread.

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 SeanF, 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.


Nationals Starting Lineup

  1. CF Lane Thomas
  2. SS Alcides Escobar
  3. RF Juan Soto
  4. LF Josh Bell
  5. C Keibert Ruiz
  6. LF Yadiel Hernandez
  7. 3B Jordy Mercer
  8. 2B Luis García
  9. LHP Josh Rogers (2021 season stats: 2.60 ERA, 4.49 FIP, 17.1 K%, 33.3 HardHit% in 17.1 IP)
Josh Rogers - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Soto’s masterful stretch at the plate coinciding with Washington’s losingest stretch since relocating is just another reminder that no individual player can truly carry a team...Rogers faced the Fish last Wednesday and shut them down through five scoreless innings. However, the Nats bullpen blew it (4.0 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3 HR). Since the trade deadline passed, their ‘pen is dead last among MLB teams in FanGraphs Wins Above Replacement (-1.1 fWAR).

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. CF Bryan De La Cruz
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. LF Lewis Brinson
  6. 1B Lewin Díaz
  7. C Nick Fortes
  8. 3B Eddy Alvarez
  9. LHP Trevor Rogers (2021 season stats: 2.71 ERA, 2.70 FIP, 27.7 K%, 36.8 HardHit% in 122.2 IP)
Trevor Rogers - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Rogers had the lowest average fastball velocity of his MLB career in his previous start (92.7 mph), so that’ll be something to monitor closely...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Paul Campbell, Sean Guenther, Steven Okert and Taylor Williams.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 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.

Fish Picks

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

  1. Who gets more total bases? (Juan Soto/Jesús Sánchez)
  2. Over/Under 18.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 total errors? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jazz Chisholm Jr. score any runs? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Nationals/Marlins)