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Marlins vs. Phillies: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 5, 2021

Elieser Hernandez will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Phillies game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Lewis Brinson celebrate a Marlins win over the Phillies on September 4, 2021 Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (57-79, -32 RD) vs. Phillies (69-66, -15 RD) game thread. Billy the Marlin is having some kind of “birthday bash” celebration at LoanDepot Park today.

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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 Hisoka, @JJFearnley and RanStan9!, each of whom picked a Perfect Game on Saturday.

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.

Phillies Starting Lineup

  1. CF Odúbel Herrera
  2. C J.T. Realmuto
  3. RF Bryce Harper
  4. LF Andrew McCutchen
  5. SS Didi Gregorius
  6. 2B Freddy Galvis
  7. 1B Brad Miller
  8. 3B Ronald Torreyes
  9. RHP Sam Coonrod (2021 season stats: 3.86 ERA, 4.20 FIP, 24.8 K%, 38.7 HardHit% in 32.2 IP)

Notes: The Phillies’ 16-man pitching staff will be patching together a bullpen game.

MLB career stats for active Phillies players vs. Elieser Hernandez
MLB career stats for active Phillies players vs. Elieser Hernandez

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. CF Lewis Brinson
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. LF Bryan De La Cruz
  6. 1B Joe Panik
  7. C Alex Jackson
  8. 3B Isan Díaz
  9. RHP Elieser Hernandez (2021 season stats: 3.62 ERA, 5.39 FIP, 23.1 K%, 42.7 HardHit% in 27.1 IP)
Elieser Hernandez - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Isan Díaz is hitless over the last two weeks (0-for-24). Between him, Joe Panik and Deven Marrero, the Marlins arguably have worst current third base situation in the majors...Hernandez has not been pushed beyond 83 pitches in any outing this year...The most well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bender, Paul Campbell, Ross Detwiler, Sean Guenther and Zach Thompson.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Hector Rodriguez (@Hector_Baseball) is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and 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 team throws the fastest pitch? (Phillies/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 at-bats for Bryan De La Cruz? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 15.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  4. Will anybody start the wave at the ballpark? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Phillies/Marlins)