Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (60-82, -38 RD) vs. Braves (75-66, +98 RD) game thread. This will be the final meeting between these teams in 2021—the Braves have already clinched the season series, 10-8.
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 Joe Panik
- C Alex Jackson
- 3B Eddy Alvarez
- RHP Edward Cabrera (2021 season stats: 7.11 ERA, 9.08 FIP, 9.3 K%, 44.7 HardHit% in 12.2 IP)
Notes: 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 Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Sean Guenther, Steven Okert and Taylor Williams.
Braves Starting Lineup
- 2B Ozzie Albies
- RF Jorge Soler
- 1B Freddie Freeman
- 3B Austin Riley
- C Travis d’Arnaud
- CF Joc Pederson
- SS Dansby Swanson
- LF Eddie Rosario
- LHP Max Fried (2021 season stats: 3.42 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 24.1 K%, 35.1 HardHit% in 136.2 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 84.8% odds of making the postseason, according to FanGraphs...Fried has a streak of 11 straight starts allowing three earned runs or less...Freeman has 121 career runs batted in against the Marlins, tied with David Wright for fourth-most all time. Next up is Ryan Howard (123).
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 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 scores first? (Marlins/Braves)
- Over/Under 5 1⁄3 innings pitched for Edward Cabrera? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 1.5 hits for Bryan De La Cruz? (Over/Under)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)
- Who wins? (Dolphins/Patriots)