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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 24, 2020

Pablo López and Ian Anderson will start Thursday’s game at Truist Park in Atlanta. Full game preview and lineups in here.

MLB: SEP 23 Marlins at Braves Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (28-28) vs. Braves (34-22) game thread. This is a must-win game for the Marlins...assuming there is a game—the Atlanta weather forecast calls for rain throughout much of the night.

Fish Picks is BACK and better than ever! Our free-to-play daily prop bets contest is open to all fans. The 2020 full-season points leader will be decided this week. Whoever finishes on top gets their pick of three new Marlins-themed t-shirts.

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

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Corey Dickerson
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. DH Jesús Aguilar
  4. 3B Brian Anderson
  5. 1B Garrett Cooper
  6. RF Matt Joyce
  7. SS Miguel Rojas
  8. C Chad Wallach
  9. 2B Jon Berti

P Pablo López (3.96 ERA, 3.12 FIP, 24.1 K%, 32.0 Hard Hit% in 52.1 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Magneuris Sierra has returned from his month-long stay on the injured list and Daniel Castano was recalled from the alternate training site. They are replacing Josh A. Smith (10-day IL) and Nick Neidert (optioned)...Pablo went six strong innings in his start against the Braves Aug. 14, but couldn’t even complete two frames in a rematch earlier this month (the infamous 29-9 game)...The Marlins have yet to use Brad Boxberger and Brandon Kintzler in this series. Expect to see some or both of them tonight if the club has a late-inning lead to protect.

Braves Lineup

  1. CF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. 1B Freddie Freeman
  3. DH Marcell Ozuna
  4. C Travis d’Arnaud
  5. 2B Ozzie Albies
  6. LF Adam Duvall
  7. SS Dansby Swanson
  8. RF Nick Markakis
  9. 3B Adeiny Hechavarría

P Ian Anderson (2.36 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 31.5 K%, 31.7 Hard Hit% in 26.2 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: The Braves bullpen has already worked 18 innings during this series.

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.

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. Which team throws more pitches? (Marlins/Braves)
  3. Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Lewis Brinson make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)