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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch and game thread—October 4, 2022

Braxton Garrett and Jake Odorizzi will start Tuesday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Jesus Sanchez #7 of the Miami Marlins celebrates after hitting a double in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 26, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (68-92, -92 RD) vs. Braves (100-60, +82 RD) game thread. It’s the final series of the 2022 season for the Fish! The roof is open in Miami.

Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The ninth inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through October 5.

Braves Starting Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuna Jr. (116 wRC+ this season, 98 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. SS Dansby Swanson (116, 105)
  3. 3B Austin Riley (144, 91)
  4. C Travis d’Arnaud (119, 108)
  5. 1B Matt Olson (120, 105)
  6. DH William Contreras (137, 133)
  7. 2B Orlando Arcia (107, 138)
  8. CF Michael Harris II (137, 117)
  9. LF Robbie Grossman (80, 103)

RHP Jake Odorizzi (88 ERA+ this season, career 103 ERA+)

Odorizzi’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Odorizzi’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Notes: A win tonight—or a Mets loss—would clinch Atlanta’s fifth consecutive National League East title...Odorizzi has been pretty bad in his nine starts since being traded to the Braves (5.66 ERA, 5.34 FIP, 1.67 WHIP in 41.1 IP). His strength is controlling the running game—dating back to 2019, opponents are 9-for-20 on stolen base attempts against him...The Braves offense has been shut out in two of their last three matchups vs. left-handed starters (Ranger Suárez and Jesús Luzardo).

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Jon Berti (89 wRC+ this season, 35 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. SS Joey Wendle (89, 124)
  3. CF Bryan De La Cruz (102, 220)
  4. DH Avisaíl García (67, 52)
  5. LF Jesús Sánchez (89, 183)
  6. RF Brian Anderson (92, 74)
  7. C Jacob Stallings (70, 94)
  8. 3B Jordan Groshans (88, 88)
  9. 1B Lewin Díaz (51, 72)

LHP Braxton Garrett (114 ERA+ this season, career 101 ERA+)

Garrett’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Garrett’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Anderson, Groshans and Stallings in, JJ Bleday, Nick Fortes and Miguel Rojas out; Wendle switches from 3B to SS, García switches from RF to DH, Sánchez switches from DH to LF

Additional Notes: This is the first time since April that Anderson, De La Cruz and Sánchez are starting together in the outfield...Garrett tossed six scoreless innings against the Braves on August 14.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami. Out-of-market fans can stream the game on MLB.TV.

Daniel Rodriguez is at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as a credentialed reporter. Follow him on Twitter (@Drodyyy) for in-game updates. Alex Krutchik will handle the game recap article.

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