Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (28-26) vs. Braves (32-22) game thread. The Marlins’ magic number to clinch a playoff berth is four.
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- LF Corey Dickerson
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- RF Matt Joyce
- 3B Brian Anderson
- DH Jesús Aguilar
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jon Berti
- C Jorge Alfaro
P José Ureña (6.00 ERA, 5.79 FIP, 14.7 K%, 44.7 Hard Hit% in 15.0 IP)
Notes: Joyce’s slugging percentage has plummeted to .327 in recent weeks, making it difficult to understand why Don Mattingly continues batting him cleanup...Marte’s overall numbers as a Marlin won’t wow you, but he has made himself indispensable by stepping up in clutch situations, as Juan Páez explains...The Marlins have finalized their roster of 40 postseason-eligible players (not to be confused with the standard 40-man roster, though there is a lot of overlap). See below.
- CF Ronald Acuña Jr.
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- DH Marcell Ozuna
- C Travis d’Arnaud
- LF Adam Duvall
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- RF Nick Markakis
- 3B Austin Riley
- SS Dansby Swanson
P Bryse Wilson (7.04 ERA, 7.75 FIP, 15.8 K%, 52.0 Hard Hit% in 7.2 IP)
Notes: Like Huascar Ynoa on Monday, Wilson is a highly regarded Braves prospect who has a brief and shaky major league track record. He worked four innings of one-run relief against the Marlins on Sept. 9...Markakis is in the midst of one of the worst slumps of his distinguished career, slashing .130/.190/.204 through 14 September games.
How to watch/listen/follow
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida or MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team scores first? (Marlins/Braves)
- Over/Under 97.9 miles per hour for José Ureña’s fastest pitch? (Over/Under)
- Will Ureña hit any batters? (Yes/No)
- Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)