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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 14, 2020

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Pablo López and Kyle Wright will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Braves series opener at Marlins Park in Miami. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Miami Marlins argues with umpire Roberto Ortiz #40 after a called third strike during the eighth inning of an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field on August 12, 2020 Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (8-4) vs. Braves (11-9) game thread.

Fish Picks is BACK and better than ever! Our free-to-play daily prop bets contest is open to all fans. Courtesy of a new Fish Stripes partnership with Fantom Drip, weekly points leaders will win their choice of a Marlins face covering (five different varieties available) or the exclusive Fish Stripes design. After selecting our first prize winner on August 9, point totals have been reset for this week.

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


Braves Lineup

  1. SS Dansby Swanson
  2. C Travis d’Arnaud
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. DH Marcell Ozuna
  5. RF Nick Markakis
  6. LF Adam Duvall
  7. 2B Johan Camargo
  8. 3B Austin Riley
  9. CF Ender Inciarte

P Kyle Wright (6.75 ERA, 5.92 FIP, 18.6 K%, 39.5 Hard Hit% in 12.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: The Braves arrive in Miami amidst a season-worst three-game losing streak. Their starting rotation has been taxed by injuries and underachievement. On the position player side, they’re missing Ozzie Albies, Matt Adams and Marlins nemesis Ronald Acuña Jr. for this series...If the Braves are in the lead entering the later innings, they’re in great shape—their bullpen overall owns a 3.22 ERA and 3.57 FIP in 86 23 innings, and the performance has been even better among their high-leverage guys.

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jonathan Villar
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. DH Corey Dickerson
  4. LF Matt Joyce
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. C Francisco Cervelli
  7. 2B Eddy Alvarez
  8. RF Jon Berti
  9. CF Magneuris Sierra

P Pablo López (1.80 ERA, 2.08 FIP, 26.2 K%, 18.5 Hard Hit% in 10.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Head over to marlins.com now for a live stream of Marlins batting practice. There are six total BP Lives shows scheduled throughout the next month (each prior to night games)...Lewis Brinson continues to be strictly platooned, while Monte Harrison is being shielded from many right-handers, too. Despite the team’s success, it has been frustrating for me to see Berti and Alvarez starting so often at their expense...In the absence of fan attendance, the Marlins have installed “hit it here” signs in numerous locations, all large enough to be seen on the television broadcast.

Joseph Guzy/Marlins

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 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 the start of the first game.

  1. Which team scores first? (Braves/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 15.5 total hits? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 7.5 foul balls by Corey Dickerson? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Pablo López pitch at least six innings? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Braves/Marlins)