Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (34-46, +20 RD) vs. Braves (40-41, +16 RD) game thread. The Fish are coming off yet another one-run loss.
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- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Starling Marte
- RF Garrett Cooper
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- SS Miguel Rojas
- LF Jesús Sánchez
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 3B Jon Berti
- RHP Sandy Alcantara (2021 season stats: 3.12 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 21.7 K%, 36.8 HardHit% in 106.2 IP)
Notes: Another trade! Announced shortly before the game, the Marlins have sent right-hander Justin Sterner (an undrafted free agent signing) and cash considerations to the Rays for right-hander David Hess. Hess has been selected to the roster with Jordan Holloway being optioned in a corresponding move...Only the Rockies (11) and Diamondbacks (10) have been shut out more often than the Marlins this season, who were held scoreless for the ninth time on Friday...The well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are John Curtiss, Yimi García, Hess, Steven Okert and Zach Pop.
- RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- 3B Austin Riley
- SS Dansby Swanson
- CF Guillermo Heredia
- LF Abraham Almonte
- C Kevan Smith
- LHP Kyle Muller (2021 season stats: 2.70 ERA, 1.76 FIP, 32.5 K%, 30.4 HardHit% in 10.0 IP)
Notes: Albies has been playing at an Acuña-like level over his last 12 games, reaching base safely in each one while slashing .333/.367/.711 with five home runs and six stolen bases...The only active Marlins player who has seen Muller this season is Jesús Sánchez, back on June 2 when both he and Muller were in Triple-A.
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.
I 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 team hits more doubles? (Marlins/Braves)
- Over/Under 6.5 strikeouts for Sandy Alcantara? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 3:04 time of game? (Over/Under)
- Will Ronald Acuña Jr. score any runs? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)