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.
I can confirm that is was really raining when I drove by there about an hour ago. And it is supposed to rain all night.— mr jason (@jasonbross) September 24, 2020
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.
- LF Corey Dickerson
- CF Starling Marte
- DH Jesús Aguilar
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- RF Matt Joyce
- SS Miguel Rojas
- C Chad Wallach
- 2B Jon Berti
P Pablo López (3.96 ERA, 3.12 FIP, 24.1 K%, 32.0 Hard Hit% in 52.1 IP)
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.
- CF Ronald Acuña Jr.
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- DH Marcell Ozuna
- C Travis d’Arnaud
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- LF Adam Duvall
- SS Dansby Swanson
- RF Nick Markakis
- 3B Adeiny Hechavarría
P Ian Anderson (2.36 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 31.5 K%, 31.7 Hard Hit% in 26.2 IP)
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.
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)
- Which team throws more pitches? (Marlins/Braves)
- Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Will Lewis Brinson make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)