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

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

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Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (32-53) vs. Braves (52-36) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. LF Curtis Granderson
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. 3B Neil Walker
  5. 2B Starlin Castro
  6. C Jorge Alfaro
  7. CF JT Riddle
  8. RF César Puello
  9. P Jordan Yamamoto (2.35 ERA, 2.91 FIP, 25.8 K%, 41.5 Hard Hit% in 23.0 IP)

Notes: Just as all of us predicted, Tom Koehler earned a league championship ring before Stanton, Yelich, Ozuna, Gordon or any of the other members of the previous Marlins core.

Koehler is currently rehabbing with the Pirates organization in an attempt to return to the majors by season’s end...The Marlins have announced five new signings including 2019 MLB Draft picks RHP Bryan Hoeing, LHP Zach King, C Dustin Skelton and INF Julian Infante, and undrafted free agent RHP Kale Leach. Still waiting on JJ Bleday and Kameron Misner, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman...Brian Anderson suffered an elbow contusion in Washington on Tuesday and has been limited to pinch-hitting duties ever since. If the Marlins listened to me (they don’t!), I would place him on the 10-day injured list to ensure he fully recovers, as opposed to the current “plan” which limits their roster flexibility and risks aggravating the issue.

Braves Lineup

  1. CF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. 2B Ozzie Albies
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. 3B Josh Donaldson
  5. RF Nick Markakis
  6. LF Austin Riley
  7. C Brian McCann
  8. SS Johan Camargo
  9. P Julio Teheran (3.99 ERA, 4.73 FIP, 20.5 K%, 36.8 Hard Hit% in 94.2 IP)

Notes: Although the NL Wild Card race remains wide open, the Braves are close to running away with the NL East crown. They’ve gone 22-9 since the beginning of June, thanks to an explosive offense that has averaged 6.71 runs and more than two homers per game during that stretch...Just like in 2018, head-to-head matchups between the Braves and Marlins have been very lopsided this year. Atlanta can clinch the season series by winning at least two of the games this weekend.

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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 records more hits? (Marlins/Braves)
  2. Over/Under 16.5 total strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 0.5 Marlins stolen base attempts? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jordan Yamamoto have a quality start? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)