Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (5-7, +1 RD) vs. Braves (6-8, -14 RD) game thread. It’s the opening game of a new series, which means we’ve got a special series preview article, free prop bets and an hour-long livestream with the Fish Stripes staff and special guests.
Our free Marlins prop bets contest has returned...with a few tweaks.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. I have divided the Marlins schedule into nine separate “innings” and will be awarding a BreakingT t-shirt to each inning’s points leader. The first inning runs from now through April 28.
Thursday’s Marlins Game Notes (to be updated ASAP)
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (200 this season, career 100 wRC+)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (111, 118)
- LF Jorge Soler (58, 110)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (207, 117)
- DH Jesús Aguilar (51, 111)
- RF Avisaíl García (45, 103)
- 3B Brian Anderson (140, 112)
- SS Miguel Rojas (32, 87)
- C Jacob Stallings (25, 87)
LHP Trevor Rogers
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Rojas in, Joey Wendle out; Brian Anderson moves up from No. 8 to 7; Cooper and Aguilar swap 1B/DH
Additional Notes: Rogers has begun this season on the wrong foot, and historically, the Braves have been a tough opponent for him (17.1 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 4 GS)...Aguilar is one of only four qualified MLB hitters who are still without any extra-base hits this season.
Braves Starting Lineup
- 2B Ozzie Albies (137 wRC+ this season, 108)
- 1B Matt Olson (228, 134)
- 3B Austin Riley (161, 116)
- DH Marcell Ozuna (149. 115)
- C Travis d’Arnaud (122, 99)
- LF Orlando Arcia (136, 71)
- CF Guillermo Heredia (89, 83)
- SS Dansby Swanson (24, 87)
- RF Travis Demeritte (N/A, 62)
RHP Kyle Wright
Notes: A once highly touted prospect, Wright performed terribly in his first few tastes of the big leagues (career 6.56 ERA and 6.56 FIP entering this season). He looks like a completely different dude in 2022, filling up the strike zone far more consistently...The Braves are tied for the MLB lead with 16 home runs despite getting none of those from Adam Duvall. He’s off to a slow start, at least offensively—the former Marlin is holding up surprisingly well with the glove as an everyday center fielder...Riley has been reinstated after missing one game on the paternity list.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and J.P. Arencibia in the booth—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and Rod Allen). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
I will handle the game recap article.
All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.