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

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

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Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (33-54) vs. Braves (53-37) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. RF César Puello
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper
  4. 2B Starlin Castro
  5. C Jorge Alfaro
  6. LF Harold Ramírez
  7. 3B Yadiel Rivera
  8. CF JT Riddle
  9. P Trevor Richards (4.02 ERA, 4.53 FIP, 20.8 K%, 34.3 Hard Hit% in 100.0 IP)

Notes: Garrett Cooper was removed from Saturday’s game in the sixth inning with right leg cramps. A sigh of relief to see him back in action immediately...Christian Cevallos has your Fresh Fish News roundup, looking forward to the All-Star festivities, draft signing deadline, second half and more.

REMINDER: Marlins prospects Sixto Sanchez and Isan Diaz will be participating in the All-Star Futures Game at 7 p.m. ET. Watch on MLB Network or MLB.com.

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 Dallas Keuchel (4.08 ERA, 5.69 FIP, 10.1 K%, 42.2 Hard Hit% in 17.2 IP)

Notes: In the midst of a career year, Dansby Swanson had been dealing with a sore quad the past few days. He’s slashing .274/.334/.500 with 17 home runs in 88 games...Even by Keuchel’s standards, that strikeout rate is alarmingly low, only half of his career average (despite him spending most of that time in the American League). Though the Marlins have generally struggled with left-handed pitching this season, their bats came alive against Max Fried yesterday...A Braves win would officially clinch the season series.

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How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 1:20 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 starting pitcher lasts longer? (Richards/Keuchel)
  2. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 97.5 Trevor Richards pitches? (Over/Under)
  4. Will either team record a save? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)