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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 8, 2020

Sixto Sánchez and Kyle Wright will start Tuesday’s game at Truist Park in Atlanta. Full game preview and lineups in here.

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MLB: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (18-18) vs. Braves (24-17) game thread.

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Marlins Lineup

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

P Sixto Sánchez (2.37 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 26.8 K%, 39.2 Hard Hit% in 19.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: David Adler of provides a detailed breakdown of the characteristics that make Sixto’s pitches so effective...Having pitched each of the previous three days, Brandon Kintzler isn’t expected to be available out of the bullpen...On the heels of his awesome Labor Day, Rojas bumped up his weighted runs created-plus to 194. That is second-best in the majors among players who’ve batted at least 50 times. He’s due to come back down to Earth eventually, but without a doubt, Miggy Ro has found the best version of himself and it has made him indispensable.

MLB leaders in wRC+

Braves Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. SS Dansby Swanson
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. DH Marcell Ozuna
  5. 3B Austin Riley
  6. LF Adam Duvall
  7. C Tyler Flowers
  8. 2B Adeiny Hechavarría
  9. CF Ender Inciarte

P Kyle Wright (7.20 ERA, 6.48 FIP, 16.0 K%, 36.2 Hard Hit% in 15.0 IP)

Baseball Savant

Notes: Big setback to the Braves’ World Series aspirations with the placement of ace Max Fried (left lumbar spine muscle spasm) on the 10-day injured list. Wright was recalled to the active roster in a corresponding move. You may remember the young right-hander pitching in Miami several weeks ago, issuing a career-high six walks in a emphatic 8-2 Marlins victory...Congrats to Ozuna on being named National League Player of the Week. It’s the fourth time that he has received this honor (twice in 2017 and once in 2018).

How to watch/listen/follow

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET. Watch 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. Who reaches base safely more times? (Marte/Acuña)
  2. Over/Under 66.5 strikes for Sixto Sánchez? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 3:01 time of game? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Yimi García make an appearance? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)