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Marlins vs. Braves Series Preview

Everything you need to know for the weekend series against the Braves.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) scores a run in the fourth inning as Miami Marlins catcher Alex Jackson (23) looks on at loanDepot Park.  Photo by Jim Rassol/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins go out of town for their next two series. They start with the Atlanta Braves this weekend before heading to Washington, D.C. The Braves have a 3.5-game division lead on the Phillies, who face off against the Rockies this weekend.

This series preview will give you all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Friday, September 10 at 7:20 pm

Saturday, September 11 at 7:20 pm

Sunday, September 12 at 1:20 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Friday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. RHP Ian Anderson

  • Rogers: 2.52 ERA, 1.155 WHIP, 28.0 K%, 36.6 HardHit% in 114.1 IP
  • Anderson: 3.61 ERA, 1.290 WHIP, 22.2 K%, 40.1 HardHit% in 104.2 IP

Saturday: RHP Elieser Hernandez vs. RHP Charlie Morton

  • Hernandez: 3.90 ERA, 1.082 WHIP, 24.3 K%, 40.4 HardHit% in 32.1 IP
  • Morton: 3.47 ERA, 1.063 WHIP, 28.6 K%, 32.5 HardHit% in 158.0 IP

Sunday: RHP Edward Cabrera vs. LHP Max Fried

  • Cabrera: 7.11 ERA, 1.500 WHIP, 9.3 K%, 44.7 HardHit% in 12.2 IP
  • Fried: 3.42 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 24.1 K%, 35.1 HardHit% in 136.2 IP

Recent Lineups

Marlins most recent lineup: Rojas (SS), Chisholm Jr. (2B), De La Cruz (LF), Sanchez (RF), L. Díaz (1B), León (C), I. Díaz (3B), Sierra (CF), Pitcher’s spot.
Starting lineups used by the Marlins over the last seven games.
Baseball-Reference.com
Braves most recent lineup: Albies (2B), Soler (RF), Freeman (1B), Riley (3B), Duvall (LF), Pederson (CF), Swanson (SS), Vogt (C), Pitcher’s spot.
Starting lineups used by the Braves over the last seven games.
Baseball-Reference.com

What to watch for on...

Friday: Trevor Rogers’ second start back from an extended absence.

  • Rogers on Sept. 4: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
  • Against the Phillies last weekend, Rogers got through the first three innings without much trouble. He faltered in the fourth inning, allowing a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen, making a throwing error on a pick-off attempt, then giving up an RBI double later in the inning. Rogers was shaking off the rust after stepping away from the team for about a month. He’ll get back on the mound Friday night against the Braves.
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) hits a solo home run in the sixth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. 
Freddie Freeman
Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports

Saturday: Marlins masher Freddie Freeman.

  • The last time these two teams matched up, Freeman went 9-for-13 with two home runs.
  • It’s no secret Freeman kills the Marlins. He’s putting together a nice follow-up season to last year’s MVP: .293/.388/.505. Against Saturday’s starter, Freeman 4-for-11. The rest of the Braves are a combined 1-for-30 against Elieser Hernandez.

Sunday: Marlins hitters vs. Max Fried.

  • Marlins hitters vs. Fried have a .333 batting average with five doubles and three home runs.
  • Sunday’s game will be the fourth time the Marlins face Fried this season. They put up eight runs against him in April, then three runs in the following two starts. Miguel Rojas and Jorge Alfaro have seen him the most, tagging Fried for six and three hits, respectively.

Poll

How will this series play out?

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  • 0%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
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  • 0%
    Marlins win, 2-1
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  • 63%
    Braves win, 2-1
    (12 votes)
  • 36%
    Braves sweep, 3-0
    (7 votes)
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