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April 22-24: Marlins at Braves Series Preview

Happy Friday! A new 3-game series begins tonight.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins doubles in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at loanDepot park on April 17, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Kelly Gavin/Getty Images

The Marlins salvaged the final game in their series against the Cardinals with the help of an absolute gem by Pablo López. The Fish, 5-and-7 on the season, swim upstream to take on the Atlanta Braves this weekend. Everything you need for the team’s series against the NL East rival is here in this preview!

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For
  • Poll: How Will This Series Play Out?

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Friday, April 22 at 7:20 pm

Saturday, April 23 at 7:20 pm

Sunday, April 24 at 1:35 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida (Paul Severino and J.P. Arencibia)
  • Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Friday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. RHP Kyle Wright

  • Rogers: 12.15 ERA, 2.42 WHIP, 17.1 K%, 25.7 HardContact% in 6.2 IP
  • Wright: 1.64 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, 35.7 K%, 19.0 HardContact% in 11.0 IP

Saturday: RHP Elieser Hernandez vs. RHP Ian Anderson

  • Hernandez: 4.22 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 23.9 K%, 15.2 HardContact% in 10.2 IP
  • Anderson: 6.48 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 22.2 K%, 13.9 HardContact% in 8.1 IP

Sunday: LHP Jesús Luzardo vs. RHP Bryce Elder

  • Luzardo: 4.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 37.5 K%, 27.5 HardContact% in 9.1 IP
  • Elder: 4.50 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 15.6 K%, 33.3 HardContact% in 10.0 IP

Projected Lineups

Marlins most recent lineup: Chisholm Jr. (2B), Cooper (DH), Soler (LF), Sánchez (CF), Aguilar (1B), García (RF), Wendle (SS), Anderson (3B), Stallings (C).
Marlins’ recent lineups.
Roster Resource / FanGraphs
Braves most recent lineup: Albies (2B), Olson (1B), Ozuna (DH), Duvall (CF), Rosario (LF), Arcia (3B), Heredia (RF), Piña (C), Swanson (SS).
Braves’ recent lineups.
Roster Resource / FanGraphs

What to watch for on...

Friday: The worst is behind Trevor Rogers.

  • Rogers last start, April 16: 1.2 IP, 7 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 3 K.
  • The lefty hasn’t looked like his All-Star self, but it can’t get worse than his last outing against the Phillies. He’ll get back on track Friday night when he takes the mound against the defending World Series champs.

Saturday: Jesús Sánchez vs. Ian Anderson.

Miami Marlins right fielder Jesus Sanchez (7) celebrates a triple in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at loanDepot Park. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
  • Career vs. Anderson: 3-for-4, one walk, one double, one home run.
  • Small sample size aside, I’m really excited about Jesús Sánchez. He’s off to a hot start this season, going 16-for-45 with two doubles and three home runs. He absolutely tattooed a ball last night, driving a middle-middle changeup 428 ft. over the right-center fence at 114 mph. (That was the fifth hardest hit ball in 2022, h/t @MarlinsComms.) The left-handed bat will face three straight right-handers in Atlanta this weekend. Mr. Smile is going to be fun to watch for a very long time.
  • Also on Saturday, the Braves are expected to formally present Jorge Soler with his World Series ring for Soler’s contributions to their 2021 team.

Sunday: Not Freddie Freeman!

  • Freeman career vs. Marlins: .315/.405/.546, 127 R, 41 2B, 38 HR, 122 RBI.
  • For the first time since 2009, the Marlins are playing a Braves team that does not have Freddie Freeman on the roster. Enjoy that thought and your weekend!

Poll

April 22-24: How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
  • 22%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (6 votes)
  • 40%
    Braves win, 2-1
    (11 votes)
  • 33%
    Braves sweep, 3-0
    (9 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now