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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 29, 2021

Elieser Hernandez and Taijuan Walker will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at Citi Field. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Marcus Stroman gives Jazz Chisholm Jr. an impromptu piggyback ride during a Marlins vs. Mets game at Citi Field SNY

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (64-93, -68 RD) vs. Mets (75-82, -35 RD) game thread.

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Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. CF Bryan De La Cruz
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. 1B Lewin Díaz
  6. LF Lewis Brinson
  7. 3B Eddy Alvarez
  8. C Alex Jackson
  9. RHP Elieser Hernandez (2021 season stats: 4.24 ERA, 5.58 FIP, 22.9 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 46.2 IP)
Elieser Hernandez- 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Hernandez will be making his 11th and final start of the season...The most well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen are Paul Campbell, Sean Guenther and Luís Madero.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo
  2. SS Francisco Lindor
  3. RF Michael Conforto
  4. 1B Pete Alonso
  5. 2B Javier Báez
  6. 3B Jonathan Villar
  7. LF Dom Smith
  8. C James McCann
  9. RHP Taijuan Walker (2021 season stats: 4.57 ERA, 4.64 FIP, 22.4 K%, 40.2 HardHit% in 151.2 IP)
Taijuan Walker- 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: One of the league’s offensive stars in 2020, Dom Smith is homerless in his last 51 games.


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.

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? (Elieser Hernandez/Taijuan Walker)
  2. Over/Under 9.5 strikeouts for Marlins pitchers? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:04 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jazz Chisholm Jr. get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Mets)