Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (2-6, -8 RD) vs. Braves (4-5, +3 RD) game thread.
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- LF Corey Dickerson
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- RF Adam Duvall
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- SS Miguel Rojas
- C Chad Wallach
- RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 1.50 ERA, 1.57 FIP, 35.4 K%, 38.5 HardHit% in 12.0 IP)
The Marlins need two able-bodied catchers, and thankfully, Alfaro (left hamstring tightness) has returned to the lineup. This will be his first game action since April 6 Nope, never mind—Jorge Alfaro was scratched yet again. Wallach has started every game since April 7...Adam Duvall is a lifetime .250/.328/.500 hitter at Truist Park, including a .287/.364/.575 slash line in 28 games there last season...In the first episode of a new video series, “Must-Watch Marlins,” I explain why this is an important week for Alcantara and Brian Anderson (for very different reasons).
- RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- LF Marcell Ozuna
- SS Dansby Swanson
- 3B Austin Riley
- C Alex Jackson
- CF Ender Inciarte
- RHP Huascar Ynoa (2021 season stats: 0.00 ERA, 1.98 FIP, 23.8 K%, 46.7 HardHit% in 6.0 IP)
Notes: The Braves brought back the vast majority of the offensive firepower that led them to within one win of the National League pennant in 2020. They’ve been surprisingly mediocre at the plate thus far, especially Ozuna (6 wRC+) and Cristian Paché (-16 wRC+). However, Atlanta leads the majors in hard hit rate (48.0%), indicating that their luck could turn around soon...The Braves’ bats roared to life on Sunday night, but that wasn’t enough to overcome a botched call at home.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) will provide in-game Twitter commentary and handle the recap article.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Will Ronald Acuña Jr. reach base safely vs. Alcantara? (Yes/No)
- Over/Under 98.9 miles per hour for Alcantara’s fastest pitch? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 total home runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:04 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)