Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (29-35,+8 RD) vs. Braves (29-33, -2 RD) game thread. One more win by the Fish would move them into a virtual tie with Atlanta in the NL East standings.
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- RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- LF Abraham Almonte
- 3B Austin Riley
- SS Ehire Adrianza
- C Kevan Smith
- CF Guillermo Heredia
- LHP Drew Smyly (2021 season stats: 5.82 ERA, 6.47 FIP, 19.2 K%, 47.2 HardHit% in 51.0 IP)
Notes: Atlanta’s signing of Smyly raised some eyebrows, as they guaranteed him $11 million based off only a handful of appearances during the 2020 season. It’s been a disaster. The veteran southpaw’s strikeout rate has been cut in half and he has allowed the third-most home runs of any pitcher in baseball. Today is his 32nd birthday, by the way...Dansby Swanson is riding the bench, unsurprising considering the matchup numbers below.
- SS Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- LF Corey Dickerson
- RF Adam Duvall
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 2B José Devers
- 3B Jon Berti
- RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 2.76 ERA, 3.18 FIP, 25.3 K%, 33.5 HardHit% in 75.0 IP)
Notes: Miguel Rojas (dislocated/fractured finger) has been assigned to Triple-A Jacksonville to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, his return from the injured list is only a few days away...Adam Duvall has a streak of five straight games recording at least one run batted in...The well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, Yimi Garcia, Preston Guilmet and Zach Pop.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Louis Addeo-Weiss is at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and will handle the game recap article.
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.
- Which starting pitcher lasts longer? (Smyly/López)
- Over/Under 9.5 Marlins hits? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 28.5 changeups thrown by Pablo López? (Over/Under)
- Will Adam Duvall get any runs batted in? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Braves/Marlins)