Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (59-82, -40 RD) vs. Braves (75-65, +100 RD) game thread.
Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.
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Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Miguel Rojas
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
- CF Bryan De La Cruz
- RF Jesús Sánchez
- LF Lewis Brinson
- 1B Lewin Díaz
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 3B Eddy Alvarez
- RHP Elieser Hernandez (2021 season stats: 3.90 ERA, 5.57 FIP, 24.3 K%, 40.4 HardHit% in 32.1 IP)
Notes: This is just the second start for Alvarez since he was called up from Triple-A...Poor Alex Jackson has struck out in 10 of his first 14 plate appearances against his former team...The most well-rested pitchers available out of the Marlins bullpen are Anthony Bass, Anthony Bender, Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Dylan Floro, Sean Guenther and Zach Pop.
Braves Starting Lineup
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- RF Jorge Soler
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- 3B Austin Riley
- LF Adam Duvall
- C Travis d’Arnaud
- SS Dansby Swanson
- CF Joc Pederson
- RHP Charlie Morton (2021 season stats: 3.47 ERA, 3.29 FIP, 28.6 K%, 32.5 HardHit% in 158.0 IP)
Notes: To summarize the 2021 NL East in a single sentence, the Braves were at or below the .500 mark for the entire first half of the season yet enter Saturday with 87.4% odds of making the postseason, according to FanGraphs.
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 team draws more walks? (Marlins/Braves)
- Over/Under 8.5 hard-hit balls (exit velocity of 95+ mph) for the Marlins? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 8.5 total runs scored? (Over/Under)
- Will Anthony Bender make an appearance? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)