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Braves vs. Marlins Series Preview

The Marlins host the Braves this weekend at LoanDepot Park.

Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) jumps over Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (1) as he throws to first base to complete a double play during the second inning at Truist Park. Photo by Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins host the Atlanta Braves for a weekend series that begins tonight. After a rough road trip, the Fish bounced back to take two of three games in their most recent series against the Colorado Rockies.

This series preview will give you all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Friday, June 11 at 7:10 pm

Saturday, June 12 at 4:10 pm

Sunday, June 13 at 1:10 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Friday: RHP Charlie Morton vs. RHP Sandy Alcantara

  • Morton: 4.21 ERA, 1.258 WHIP, 27.2 K%, 33.9 HardHit% in 62.0 IP
  • Alcantara: 3.30 ERA, 1.063 WHIP, 23.3 K%, 38.1 HardHit% in 79.0 IP

Saturday: LHP Max Fried vs. RHP Zach Thompson

  • Fried: 4.63 ERA, 1.478 WHIP, 22.4 K%, 33.8 HardHit% in 44.2 IP
  • Thompson: 6.00 ERA, 1.667 WHIP, 7.1 K%, 41.7 HardHit% in in 3.0 IP

Sunday: LHP Drew Smyly vs. RHP Pablo López

  • Smyly: 5.82 ERA, 1.412 WHIP, 19.2 K%, 47.2 HardHit% in 51.0 IP
  • López: 2.76 ERA, 1.093 WHIP, 25.3 K%, 33.5 HardHit% in 75.0 IP

Recent Lineups

ATL: Acuña Jr., Freeman, Albies, Rily, Swanson, Almonte, Contreras, Heredia. ATL Bench: Inciarte, Smith, Adrianza, Sandoval. ATL IL: Ozuna, d’Arnaud, Jackson. ATL AAA: Pache, Arcia, Kazmar Jr., Mathis. MIA: Chisholm Jr., Marte, Aguilar, Dickerson, Duvall, I. Díaz, Alfaro, Berti. MIA Bench: Devers, León, Sierra, L. Díaz. MIA IL: Rojas, Anderson, Cooper. MIA AAA: Wallach, Harrison, Brinson.
Please note that both the Braves and Marlins lineups listed here are by default the projections vs. RHP. The columns to the right with a red header are past lineups vs. LHP. Similarly, the columns to the right with a blue header are past lineups vs. RHP.
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What to watch for on...

Friday: Corey Dickerson vs. Charlie Morton.

  • Dickerson career vs. Morton: 7-for-16, 2 HR, 1 K, 1 BB.
  • Coming into the series against the Braves, Dickerson has a 4-game hitting streak. He had a rough month of May and spoke a bit of personal struggles off the field, so it was good to see him come up with a two-out, two-run triple earlier this week. Look for him to keep the hit streak going against Morton tonight, who he has good numbers against over his career.
Miami Marlins right fielder Adam Duvall (14) connects for a two-run homerun in the 2nd inning against the Colorado Rockies at loanDepot park.
Adam Duvall
Photo by Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

Saturday: Adam Duvall against his former team.

  • Duvall vs. Braves this season: 7-for-14, 2 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K.
  • The Marlins jumped on Fried earlier this season, tagging him for seven earned runs over four innings. In his two at-bats against Fried, Duvall doubled and homered. Per MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Braves’ manager Brian Snitker said the following about facing his former player:

Sunday: Pablo López + run support = good results!

  • López dazzled in his last outing against the Rockies and the team put up six runs for him, enough to cruise through eight innings and secure a much-needed win.
  • Against the Braves in his career, López has fared well. Braves batters are hitting a combined .229 against him. Ronald Acuña Jr. has done the most damage, going 6-for-19 with two home runs. The Marlins offense has been a coin flip this season but a solid outing from López and moderate run support from his team will generate positive results.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
  • 33%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (4 votes)
  • 58%
    Braves win, 2-1
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Braves sweep, 3-0
    (0 votes)
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