Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (35-46, +21 RD) vs. Braves (40-42, +15 RD) game thread. Happy Fourth of July!
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- 3B Jon Berti
- CF Starling Marte
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Adam Duvall
- SS Miguel Rojas
- LF Jesús Sánchez
- 2B Joe Panik
- C Sandy León
- RHP Zach Thompson (2021 season stats: 1.50 ERA, 1.72 FIP, 34.3 K%, 45.0 HardHit% in 18.0 IP)
Notes: Off day for Jazz Chisholm Jr. who is dealing with ankle soreness...The Marlins had only one series win over the Braves from 2018-2020. Today, they’re trying to lock up their third series win over the Braves this season...Thompson has not allowed more than two runs in any of his first four career starts...The well-rested pitchers available in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, David 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 Orlando Arcia
- C William Contreras
- RHP Charlie Morton (2021 season stats: 3.74 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 27.5 K%, 34.1 HardHit% in 86.2 IP)
Notes: Prior to the game, the Braves recalled longtime infielder turned utility guy Orlando Arcia and optioned Saturday’s starter Kyle Muller to Triple-A...Albies has been playing at an Acuña-like level over his last 13 games, reaching base safely in each one while slashing .340/.370/.680 with five home runs and six stolen bases.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Louis Addeo-Weiss 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? (Zach Thompson/Charlie Morton)
- Over/Under 1.5 total home runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 total bases for Jesús Sánchez? (Over/Under)
- Will Anthony Bender make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)