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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—July 22, 2020

Pablo López and Kyle Wright will start Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Braves exhibition at Truist Park in Atlanta. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins vs. Braves game thread. On the heels of Tuesday’s chaotic exhibition, the Fish remain in Atlanta for another tune-up game before the real action gets underway in Philadelphia on Friday night.

Fish Picks is BACK and better than ever! Our free-to-play daily prop bets contest is open to all fans. I was thrilled to see so many participants for the previous game. Courtesy of a new Fish Stripes partnership with Fantom Drip, weekly points leaders will win their choice of a Marlins face covering (first winner to be selected based on July 24-August 2 point totals).

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


Marlins Lineup

  1. DH Jonathan Villar
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. LF Corey Dickerson
  4. RF Harold Ramírez
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. 2B Isan Díaz
  7. C Jorge Alfaro
  8. SS Miguel Rojas
  9. CF Jon Berti

P Pablo López (2019 stats: 5.09 ERA, 4.28 FIP, 20.3 K%, 35.7 Hard Hit% in 111.1 IP)

Notes: Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. spoke glowingly about López’s Summer Camp preparation and performance. He will be incorporating a cutter into his pitch mix this season, so that gives us something specific to watch for...Want more reaction from the previous game? Take a listen to Red Garcia and Alex Contreras on the Fish Stripes podcast feed.

Braves Lineup

  1. CF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. 2B Ozzie Albies
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. LF Marcell Ozuna
  5. DH Matt Adams
  6. RF Adam Duvall
  7. SS Dansby Swanson
  8. 3B Austin Riley
  9. C Alex Jackson

P Kyle Wright (2019 stats: 8.69 ERA, 6.16 FIP, 19.4 K%, 42.6 Hard Hit% in 19.2 IP)

Notes: Wright’s only regular season matchup against Miami was a rare win for the Fish over the Braves. It was a quality start overall, but Jorge Alfaro took him deep and so did Peter O’Brien (who’s in the Braves player pool this season)...Even though Adams just signed with Atlanta a couple days ago, these back-to-back starting nods strongly suggest that he will be on their season-opening 30-man active roster.


How to watch/listen/follow

The game gets underway at 4:10 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 73.5 Pablo López pitches? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 2:57 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)