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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 8, 2021

Sandy Alcantara and Rich Hill will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Sandy Alcantara laughs during Marlins batting practice at LoanDepot Park Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes

Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (57-81, -38 RD) vs. Mets (70-69, -8 RD) game thread. Congrats to CEO Derek Jeter on officially being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier today.

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. Nobody picked a Perfect Game on Tuesday.

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.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. 3B Jonathan Villar
  2. SS Francisco Lindor
  3. 1B Pete Alonso
  4. RF Michael Conforto
  5. 2B Javier Báez
  6. LF Jeff McNeil
  7. CF Kevin Pillar
  8. C James McCann
  9. LHP Rich Hill (2021 season stats: 3.92 ERA, 4.56 FIP, 21.7 K%, 35.1 HardHit% in 133.0 IP)
Rich Hill - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Hill has been surprisingly durable for a 41-year-old, especially by his own standards. Completing three innings tonight would make this the second-highest single-season innings total of his career (trailing only 2007).

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. LF Jorge Alfaro
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. CF Bryan De La Cruz
  6. 1B Lewin Díaz
  7. C Alex Jackson
  8. 3B Isan Díaz
  9. RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.36 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 23.3 K%, 39.4 HardHit% in 171.2 IP)
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Jesús Aguilar (left knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list to make room for Lewin...This will be Alcantara’s first start since turning 26 on Tuesday...Isan Díaz is hitless over the last two-plus weeks (0-for-29)...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro and Steven Okert.

MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Rich Hill
MLB career stats for active Marlins players vs. Rich Hill

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.

Louis Addeo-Weiss 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 scores the last run of the game? (Mets/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 3.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 Marlins errors? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Sandy Alcantara strike out Pete Alonso? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Mets/Marlins)