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.
Buckle up for Kevin Millar Bobblehead Day:
Bobble head coming in hot @Braves vs @Marlins tomorrow night…. Can’t say thank you enough to the fighting fish for the opportunity to play in the show @MLBNetwork @MLB let’s goooooo ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/y6L0N62doB— Kevin Millar (@KMillar15) June 11, 2021
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
The Fish Picks leaderboard is updated daily. Congrats to D0ubleZ, Hisoka and @JJFearnley, each of whom picked a Perfect Game on Friday.
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Point totals have just been reset for June, so everybody is on equal footing. Now’s the perfect time to give it a try if you aren’t already a Fish Picks regular.
- RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- 3B Austin Riley
- SS Dansby Swanson
- LF Abraham Almonte
- C William Contreras
- CF Ender Inciarte
- LHP Max Fried (2021 season stats: 4.63 ERA, 3.64 FIP, 22.4 K%, 33.8 HardHit% in 44.2 IP)
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).
- SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- LF Corey Dickerson
- RF Adam Duvall
- 3B Isan Díaz
- C Sandy León
- 2B Jon Berti
- RHP Zach Thompson
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.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Will the Triple-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp win? (Yes/No)
- Will the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos win? (Yes/No)
- Will the High-A Beloit Snappers win? (Yes/No)
- Will the Low-A Jupiter Hammerheads win? (Yes/No)
- Will the Marlins win? (Yes/No)