Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (3-6, -6 RD) vs. Braves (4-6, +1 RD) game thread.
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- SS Miguel Rojas
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Garrett Cooper
- LF Adam Duvall
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 2B Jon Berti
- C Jorge Alfaro
- RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 1.54 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 23.8 K%, 32.1 HardHit% in 11.2 IP)
Notes: For real this time, Alfaro is back from his left hamstring issue (last played April 6)...Including the postseason, this will be Pablo’s 10th time facing the Braves in his career (he hasn’t faced any other team more than seven times). He’s had more matchups with Freddie Freeman (23 plate appearances) than any other batter during his MLB career, yielding a .238/.261/.286 slash line to the reigning NL MVP.
- RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- LF Marcell Ozuna
- C Travis d’Arnaud
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- SS Dansby Swanson
- 3B Ehire Adrianza
- CF Cristian Paché
- LHP Max Fried (2021 season stats: 9.00 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 28.2 K%, 37.5 HardHit% in 7.0 IP)
Notes: Austin Riley, Alex Jackson and Ender Inciarte all come out of the lineup after starting the series opener...The last left-handed batter to homer against Max Fried in a regular season game? Corey Dickerson—then as a member of the Phillies—on Sept. 10, 2019...Marcell Ozuna finally delivered his first run batted in of 2021, but he’s still stuck on zero extra-base hits. This 10-game XBH drought is among the longest of his career.
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.
Alex Krutchik (@AlexKrutchikCJN) 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.
- Which team scores first? (Marlins/Braves)
- Over/Under 91.5 pitches for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 8.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
- Will there be a save recorded? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)