Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (59-81, -36 RD) vs. Braves (74-65, +96 RD) game thread.
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
The Fish Picks leaderboard is updated daily. Noah Berger and texas_7_drw, both of whom picked a Perfect Game on Thursday.
At the end of each month, the Fish Picks winner—whoever has the percentage of correct picks (among qualifiers)—will receive a hand-painted Trevor Rogers baseball card.
Everybody’s point totals have been reset for the start of September.
Marlins Starting Lineup (tonight’s lineup coming soon)
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Bryan De La Cruz
- RF Jesús Sánchez
- LF Jorge Alfaro
- 1B Lewin Díaz
- C Alex Jackson
- 3B Isan Díaz
- LHP Trevor Rogers (2021 season stats: 2.52 ERA, 2.74 FIP, 28.0 K%, 36.6 HardHit% in 114.1 IP)
Notes: The Marlins team flight arrived in Atlanta at 1:51 a.m. ET...They were emphatically swept by the Braves when these rivals previously met in mid-August...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Paul Campbell, Sean Guenther, Steven Okert, Zach Thompson and Taylor Williams.
Braves Starting Lineup
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- RF Jorge Soler
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- 3B Austin Riley
- LF Adam Duvall
- C Travis d’Arnaud
- SS Orlando Arcia
- CF Guillermo Heredia
- RHP Ian Anderson (2021 season stats: 3.61 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 22.2 K%, 40.1 HardHit% in 104.2 IP)
Notes: Soler has rediscovered his former American League home run champion form with 10 long balls in his first 35 Braves games (five of those vs. lefties like Rogers). Meanwhile, Duvall is even hotter at the plate...One of the keys to Anderson’s 2020 short-season brilliance was avoiding barrels (only one allowed on 81 batted balls). That has not carried over to his first full MLB season, where his 9.7% barrel rate is significant worse than league average.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 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 Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action (weather permitting). 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? (Trevor Rogers/Ian Anderson)
- Over/Under 97.2 mph for Trevor Rogers’ fastest pitch? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 255.5 total pitches thrown? (Over/Under)
- Will Lewis Brinson get a hit? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)