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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 7, 2019

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

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Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (23-37) vs. Braves (33-29) game thread.

Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. The monthly points leader for June, July, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. The best seller in our store: Caleb “KKKKKKKaleb” Smith shirts!

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Braves Lineup

  1. CF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. SS Dansby Swanson
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. 3B Josh Donaldson
  5. RF Nick Markakis
  6. LF Austin Riley
  7. C Brian McCann
  8. 2B Ozzie Albies
  9. P Mike Soroka (1.41 ERA, 2.76 FIP, 22.0 K%, 32.5 Hard Hit% in 57.1 IP)

Notes: Recent call-up Austin Riley looks even better than advertised so far, homering nine times through his first 20 games. Riley was reportedly a target for the Marlins during J.T. Realmuto trade negotiations over the winter...Last time out against the Tigers, Soroka allowed four runs (three earned) in 6 23 innings; that was arguably his worst start of the season. This 21-year-old kid is special. Soroka’s fastball, slider and changeup are each above-average pitches, and although not overpowering, he avoids hard contact with impressive command. Only two home runs for his opponents through 83 career innings.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Curtis Granderson
  2. 1B Martín Prado
  3. 3B Brian Anderson
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. RF Harold Ramírez
  6. CF JT Riddle
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. SS Miguel Rojas
  9. P José Ureña (4.14 ERA, 4.25 FIP, 16.3 K%, 39.0 Hard Hit% in 71.2 IP)

Notes: Marlins leading All-Star candidate Caleb Smith has landed on the 10-day injured list with left hip inflammation (replaced by right-hander Tyler Kinley). Smith’s fastball velocity was lower than usual on Thursday. I’ll add comments to the thread once we receive more details from the club about the injury...With quality starts in eight of his past nine outings, Ureña might be pitching his way off the Marlins. The right-hander’s value might never get any higher, plus prospects like Zac Gallen are anxious to fill the void. Luis Davila chronicled the turnaround to Ureña’s career and identified a handful of contending teams who might be interested in his services.

Providing a roundup of all the latest Marlins news, please welcome back Daniel Smith to Fish Stripes! Daniel previously published articles for Fish Stripes from 2015 to 2017 (predating my time as an editor).


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.

Friday’s credentialed Fish Stripes writer is Alex Contreras (@TheRealACon).

Fish Picks

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

  1. Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Soroka/Ureña)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 9,700 attendance? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Acuña reach base safely vs. Ureña? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Braves/Marlins)