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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 9, 2019

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

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Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes

Welcome to Friday’s Braves (68-49) vs. Marlins (43-71) game thread.

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Braves Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. 2B Ozzie Albies
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. 3B Josh Donaldson
  5. LF Adam Duvall
  6. SS Charlie Culberson
  7. C Tyler Flowers
  8. CF Ender Inciarte
  9. P Julio Teheran (3.46 ERA, 4.47 FIP, 21.2 K%, 35.8 Hard Hit% in 130.0 IP)

Notes: The switch-hitting Albies has terrorized left-handers this season (.394/.412/.688, 8 HR). If the Braves are going to rebound from a quiet series opener, expect him to be prominently involved...Teheran will be making his 24th career start against the Marlins. Only 11 pitchers all time have faced the franchise more often in a starting role.

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Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jon Berti
  2. 2B Isan Díaz
  3. RF Brian Anderson
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper
  5. 3B Starlin Castro
  6. CF Lewis Brinson
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. LF Curtis Granderson
  9. P Caleb Smith (3.35 ERA, 4.19 FIP, 30.2 K%, 37.2 Hard Hit% in 102.0 IP)

Notes: Top to bottom, this might be my favorite Marlins lineup of the season, featuring Díaz—making his home debut—and Anderson, who has been amazing lately, in case you haven’t noticed.

Thursday’s blowout win had a painful ending for Tayron Guerrero. First it was a blister that sent Guerrero to the injured list last month, and now, the nail on that same right middle finger is sidelining him. Tyler Kinley promptly returns after being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans earlier this week...Meant to share this at the start of the homestand, but here’s a peek at the upcoming Marlins Park promotions...

Marlins Communications

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 Krutchik (@AlexKrutchikFS).

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? (Teheran/Smith)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 Caleb Smith strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Isan Díaz get a hit? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Braves/Marlins)