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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—September 12, 2021

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Edward Cabrera and Max Fried will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at Truist Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins outfielder Jesus Sanchez reacts after he hit a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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.

During every Marlins game, join in on the Fish Picks prop bets fun. They give you something to focus on even with the team out of World Series contention. Please use this link!

Picks are only valid if submitted to us prior to first pitch.

The Fish Picks leaderboard is updated daily. Congrats to CSalvat, who picked a Perfect Game on Saturday.

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

  1. SS Miguel Rojas
  2. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
  3. CF Bryan De La Cruz
  4. RF Jesús Sánchez
  5. LF Lewis Brinson
  6. 1B Joe Panik
  7. C Alex Jackson
  8. 3B Eddy Alvarez
  9. RHP Edward Cabrera (2021 season stats: 7.11 ERA, 9.08 FIP, 9.3 K%, 44.7 HardHit% in 12.2 IP)
Edward Cabrera - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

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

  1. 2B Ozzie Albies
  2. RF Jorge Soler
  3. 1B Freddie Freeman
  4. 3B Austin Riley
  5. C Travis d’Arnaud
  6. CF Joc Pederson
  7. SS Dansby Swanson
  8. LF Eddie Rosario
  9. LHP Max Fried (2021 season stats: 3.42 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 24.1 K%, 35.1 HardHit% in 136.2 IP)
Max Fried - 2021 Frequency of Pitches by Pitch Speed Baseball Savant

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.

Fish Picks

Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.

  1. Which team scores first? (Marlins/Braves)
  2. Over/Under 5 13 innings pitched for Edward Cabrera? (Over/Under)
  3. Over/Under 1.5 hits for Bryan De La Cruz? (Over/Under)
  4. Who wins? (Marlins/Braves)
  5. Who wins? (Dolphins/Patriots)