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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 7, 2020

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José Ureña and Ian Anderson will start the series opener on Labor Day at Truist Park in Atlanta. Full game preview and lineups in here.

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Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (17-18) vs. Braves (24-16) game thread. Happy Labor Day!

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Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Corey Dickerson
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Matt Joyce
  5. DH Garrett Cooper
  6. 3B Jon Berti
  7. 2B Jazz Chisholm
  8. SS Miguel Rojas
  9. C Jorge Alfaro

P José Ureña

Baseball Savant

Notes: Eddy Alvarez was optioned prior to the game to make room on the roster for Ureña...Brian Anderson, for the first time all season, isn’t in the starting lineup. Not believed to be any injury concerns with him, just getting a rest in preparation for the grueling schedule ahead...Happy birthday to Sandy Alcantara! The All-Star right-hander turns 25 today.

Braves Lineup

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

P Ian Anderson (2.25 ERA, 3.15 FIP, 29.2 K%, 41.4 Hard Hit% in 12.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Dynamic Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (right wrist) is progressing towards a return from the injured list, but it’s unclear if he’ll be activated before the end of this series. Albies also missed the previous series between these teams last month.


How to watch/listen/follow

The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. Watch exclusively on the MLB YouTube channel—only time in 2020 that FOX Sports Florida won’t be carrying a game—or listen on 940 WINZ. Marlins radio broadcasters will remain in South Florida, calling the game remotely.

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. Over/Under 4.5 José Ureña strikeouts? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 9.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jazz Chisholm play the complete game? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)