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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 5, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Braves in Atlanta.

Colorado Rockies v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Thanks for joining us for Friday’s Marlins (2-5) vs. Braves (3-3) game thread.

Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. I posted the full introduction toward the end of Spring Training. The monthly points leader for March/April, May, June, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes.

The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you stand.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 3B Brian Anderson
  3. 1B Neil Walker
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. SS JT Riddle
  7. CF Lewis Brinson
  8. RF Peter O’Brien
  9. P Pablo López

Notes: Riddle and Miguel Rojas continue to be strictly platooned, with Riddle starting against all opposing right-handers...Congrats to Dan Straily on reportedly landing a major league deal with the Orioles...Did you miss Pablo’s first start of the season? Ian Post of Pitcher List provides a thorough GIF breakdown of his full pitch mix.

Pitcher List

Braves Lineup

  1. CF Ender Inciarte
  2. 3B Josh Donaldson
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. LF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  5. RF Nick Markakis
  6. 2B Ozzie Albies
  7. C Tyler Flowers
  8. SS Dansby Swanson
  9. P Kevin Gausman

Notes: Gausman is fresh off the injured list after dealing with a right shoulder issue. He performed well against the Marlins last season (16.2 IP, 2.16 ERA, 14 K in 3 GS)...Albies ranks second among MLB qualifiers with a .478 batting average, only trailing Bryce Harper.

How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:20 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Fish Picks

Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which team scores first? (Marlins/Braves)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 hit by pitches? (Over/Under)
  4. Does Pablo López make a quality start (at least 6.0 IP, no more than 3 ER allowed)? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)