Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (38-50, +14 RD) vs. Braves (44-44, +22 RD) game thread. It is the final Marlins game before the MLB All-Star break and they’ll once again be playing in the City Connect “Sugar Kings” uniforms.
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- RF Ehire Adrianza
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- 3B Austin Riley
- LF Orlando Arcia
- SS Dansby Swanson
- CF Guillermo Heredia
- C Kevan Smith
- RHP Ian Anderson (2021 season stats: 3.27 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 24.4 K%, 40.6 HardHit% in 93.2 IP)
Notes: Heartbreaking news announced by the Braves late Saturday night: Ronald Acuña Jr. will undergo season-ending surgery after suffering a complete tear of his right ACL. The injury occured when Acuña leapt to attempt a catch in deep right field in the fifth inning. Since debuting in 2018, the Venezuelan outfielder leads all major leaguers in home runs (21), extra-base hits (35) and runs scored (60) against the Marlins (and he’s top three in numerous other categories)...Prior to the game, the Braves recalled Johan Camargo from Triple-A and placed Acuña on the 60-day IL.
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Starling Marte
- RF Garrett Cooper
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- LF Jesús Sánchez
- SS Miguel Rojas
- C Sandy León
- 3B Joe Panik
- RHP Pablo López (2021 season stats: 2.94 ERA, 3.20 FIP, 26.6 K%, 33.5 HardHit% in 95.0 IP)
Notes: Starling Marte doesn’t have any extra-base hits since June 23...It’s unclear whether or not Adam Duvall (intercostal soreness) is available...The well-rested players available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days and were most recently used in short relief) are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Preston Guilmet and Steven Okert. Also, Zach Thompson is fully stretched out—it’s just a question of whether he has recuperated from a minor illness.
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 (@addeo_louis00) will be at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter and 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? (Ian Anderson/Pablo López)
- Over/Under 1.5 double plays turned by the Marlins? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 12,500 announced attendance? (Over/Under)
- Will Yimi García make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Braves/Marlins)