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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 9, 2021

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Marcus Stroman and Jesús Luzardo will start Thursday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Jorge Alfaro #38 celebrates with Bryan De La Cruz #77 of the Miami Marlins after hitting a walk off single for an rbi in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (58-81, -37 RD) vs. Mets (70-70, -9 RD) game thread.

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Everybody’s point totals have been reset for the start of September.


Mets Starting Lineup

  1. SS Francisco Lindor
  2. 1B Pete Alonso
  3. 2B Javier Báez
  4. 3B J.D. Davis
  5. RF Michael Conforto
  6. CF Kevin Pillar
  7. LF Dom Smith
  8. C James McCann
  9. RHP Marcus Stroman (2021 season stats: 2.93 ERA, 3.43 FIP, 21.3 K%, 43.4 HardHit% in 156.2 IP)
Marcus Stroman - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Stroman has made 40 starts since joining the Mets, but only two against the Marlins (and one of those was abbreviated due to rain). Although his groundball rate in 2021 (48.5 GB%) is much lower than his career norm (57.1 GB%), he’s still great at preventing homers...Villar is approximately the same quality hitter this season that he was in 2019. Perhaps that’s more representative of his talent than his frustrating Marlins/Blue Jays campaign?

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. LF Bryan De La Cruz
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. 1B Lewin Díaz
  6. C Sandy León
  7. 3B Isan Díaz
  8. CF Magneuris Sierra
  9. LHP Jesús Luzardo (2021 season stats: 7.00 ERA, 5.93 FIP, 21.3 K%, 39.2 HardHit% in 72.0 IP)
Jesús Luzardo - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Alex Jackson recorded two hits on Wednesday, his first multi-hit game in the majors this season (for either the Braves and Marlins). Progress!...Every Marlins reliever with the exception of Paul Campbell should be available.


How to watch/listen/follow

Prior to first pitch, the Marlins will hold a special pregame ceremony in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The game itself will get underway at approximately 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Alex Krutchik (@AlexKrutchikCJN) 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 shortstop gets more total bases? (Francisco Lindor/Miguel Rojas)
  2. Over/Under 5.5 hits allowed by Jesús Luzardo? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 replay reviews? (Over/Under)
  4. Will the Marlins steal any bases? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Mets/Marlins)