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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 15, 2021

Trevor Rogers and Ian Anderson will start the Marlins vs. Braves game on Jackie Robinson Day at Truist Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (5-6, +1 RD) vs. Braves (4-8, -6 RD) game thread. It’s Jackie Robinson Day!

Fish Picks has indeed returned for a third season! Whether you enter picks here on or at the @fishstripes Twitter account, it’s always free to participate and the prizes are real.

Fans can find the props within game threads like this one or as the pinned tweet on our Twitter account. They will be posted at least four hours prior to the game’s scheduled first pitch (assuming both the Marlins and their opponent declare a probable starting pitcher by then). Generally, there will be five props per game, four about individual/team stats and the final one always being the moneyline pick (which team will win). Picks are only valid if commented or tweeted to us prior to first pitch.

Your goal every day is to “pick a perfect game” and choose the correct outcome for each prop. Whoever has the most perfect games each month receives a t-shirt of their choice from our partners at Legends of Dade!

The Fish Picks leaderboard will be updated daily.

Marlins Lineup

  1. LF Corey Dickerson
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. RF Garrett Cooper
  5. 3B Brian Anderson
  6. SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  7. 2B Jon Berti
  8. C Chad Wallach
  9. LHP Trevor Rogers (2021 season stats: 1.80 ERA, 1.74 FIP, 40.0 K%, 61.1 HardHit% in 10.0 IP)
Baseball Savant

Notes: The Marlins are seeking their first four-game sweep of the Braves in franchise history. Yes, you read that correctly. Also, this would be their first Braves series sweep of any kind since Sept. 25-27, 2015...Jesús Aguilar has an opportunity to extend his hitting streak to 10 games in a row, which would establish a new career high...Jazz Chisholm Jr. is among more than 100 MLB players who will donate to The Players Alliance using their Jackie Robinson Day gameday salary.

Braves Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. 1B Freddie Freeman
  3. LF Marcell Ozuna
  4. 2B Ozzie Albies
  5. SS Dansby Swanson
  6. 3B Austin Riley
  7. CF Guillermo Heredia
  8. C Alex Jackson
  9. RHP Ian Anderson (2021 season stats: 4.35 ERA, 5.27 FIP, 31.0 K%, 50.0 HardHit% in 10.1 IP)
Baseball Savant

Notes: It’s not recency bias—at the tender age of 23, Ronald Acuña Jr. has already put himself in the discussion for greatest Marlins killer of all time. His career 1.128 OPS against the Fish is even higher than Barry Bonds’ was (1.116)...With the help of a nasty changeup, Anderson has been equally effective versus lefties and righties, actually racking up strikeouts at a higher rate when he’s at a platoon disadvantage...Rogers is going to be only the second left-handed starter that Atlanta has faced this season, the other being veteran Matt Moore who made it through five mediocre innings last Sunday.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida. Listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

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 gets the first hit? (Marlins/Braves)
  2. Over/Under 7.5 strikeouts for Trevor Rogers? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 7.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
  4. Will Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a ball 300+ feet? (Yes/No)
  5. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)