clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—August 15, 2020

New, 7 comments

Daniel Castano and Max Fried will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at Marlins Park in Miami. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (9-4) vs. Braves (11-10) 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 Adam Duvall
  6. 3B Johan Camargo
  7. LF Austin Riley
  8. 2B Adeiny Hechavarría
  9. CF Ender Inciarte

P Max Fried (1.59 ERA, 2.33 FIP, 24.4 K%, 26.3 Hard Hit% in 22.2 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: The Braves are in the midst of a season-worst four-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...Fried has started against Miami on four occasions. Despite an impressive ratio of 24 strikeouts to four walks (19 innings pitched), he has posted a 6.16 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in those matchups.

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jonathan Villar
  2. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  3. C Francisco Cervelli
  4. DH Brian Anderson
  5. 2B Logan Forsythe
  6. LF Lewis Brinson
  7. RF Jon Berti
  8. 3B Eddy Alvarez
  9. CF Monte Harrison

P Daniel Castano (8.31 ERA, 7.97 FIP, 20.0 K%, 33.3 Hard Hit% in 4.1 IP)

Notes: Sandy Alcantara and Miguel Rojas are healthy and on the verge of reporting to Jupiter, Craig Mish reports. Huge reinforcements for the Marlins’ playoff push, though don’t expect to see them activated on this homestand...Corey Dickerson is absent because he has been placed on the bereavement list, with power-hitting prospect Lewin Díaz taking his place on the active roster...The Fish have stolen four bases in each of the last two games and they’ve been successful on 11 straight attempts overall. It’s an incredible turnaround from their 2019 baserunning struggles. More about that here.


How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 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 uses more pitchers? (Braves/Marlins)
  2. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Jesús Aguilar? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:03 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Lewin Díaz make his MLB debut? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Braves/Marlins)