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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—June 12, 2021

Max Fried and Zach Thompson will start Saturday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Jorge Alfaro #38 of the Miami Marlins looks on against the Colorado Rockies during batting practice at loanDepot park Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (28-35,+6 RD) vs. Braves (29-32, 0 RD) game thread. Although very improbable, a series sweep by the Fish would move them into a virtual tie with Atlanta in the NL East standings.

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Braves Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
  2. 1B Freddie Freeman
  3. 2B Ozzie Albies
  4. 3B Austin Riley
  5. SS Dansby Swanson
  6. LF Abraham Almonte
  7. C William Contreras
  8. CF Ender Inciarte
  9. LHP Max Fried (2021 season stats: 4.63 ERA, 3.64 FIP, 22.4 K%, 33.8 HardHit% in 44.2 IP)
Max Fried - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Identical lineup used by the Braves on Friday...Two months ago, the last time Fried faced the Fish, he had a terrible outing—(4.0 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HR)—and landed on the injured list with a hamstring strain. But since recovering from that, he has closely resembled the 2020 version of himself...Freddie Freeman won NL MVP honors with a .341/.462/.640 slash line in 60 games. Through the same amount of games this season, although he’s still homering at a high rate, his overall production pales in comparison (.228/.347/.442).

Marlins Lineup

  1. SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  2. CF Starling Marte
  3. 1B Jesús Aguilar
  4. LF Corey Dickerson
  5. RF Adam Duvall
  6. 3B Isan Díaz
  7. C Sandy León
  8. 2B Jon Berti
  9. RHP Zach Thompson
Sandy Alcantara - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

Notes: Jazz is in his usual leadoff spot for Bahamian Heritage Night...Thompson made his MLB debut on Monday against the Red Sox. His most effective pitch in that outing was his cutter...Expect Jorge Alfaro (left elbow contusion) to receive a full day off...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bender, Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler and Zach Pop.

How to watch/listen/follow

First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and will handle the game recap article. Danis Sosa is there too as a photographer.

All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Will the Triple-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp win? (Yes/No)
  2. Will the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos win? (Yes/No)
  3. Will the High-A Beloit Snappers win? (Yes/No)
  4. Will the Low-A Jupiter Hammerheads win? (Yes/No)
  5. Will the Marlins win? (Yes/No)