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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch and game thread—April 24, 2022

Jesús Luzardo and Bryce Elder will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at Truist Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar (99) in action against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning at Truist Park. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (6-8, 0 RD) vs. Braves (7-9, -13 RD) game thread. The Marlins are attempting to win a series in Atlanta for just the second time since their ownership change.

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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.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (220 this season, career 100 wRC+)
  2. DH Jesús Aguilar (55, 111)
  3. LF Jorge Soler (73, 110)
  4. CF Jesús Sánchez (194, 117)
  5. RF Avisaíl García (43, 103)
  6. 1B Garrett Cooper (113, 118)
  7. SS Joey Wendle (132, 104)
  8. 3B Jon Berti (184, 98)
  9. C Jacob Stallings (29, 87)

LHP Jesús Luzardo

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

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Cooper and Stallings in, Brian Anderson and Payton Henry out; Aguilar switches from DH to 1B, García switches from DH to RF

Additional Notes: Miguel Rojas is still feeling sick (and he’s frustrated about it). He has tested negative for COVID, thankfully...On Saturday, Jazz Chisholm Jr. became the second Marlins player ever to have at least eight total bases and two stolen bases in the same game, joining Gary Sheffield (1995)...Don Mattingly mentioned that Anthony Bender has been “a little banged up.” The hardest thrower in the Marlins bullpen last pitched on Wednesday, and Mattingly implied that he would prefer to stay away from using him until after Monday’s off day.

Braves Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Ozzie Albies (152 wRC+ this season, 108 career wRC+)
  2. 1B Matt Olson (212, 134)
  3. 3B Austin Riley (155, 116)
  4. DH Marcell Ozuna (136, 115)
  5. CF Adam Duvall (51, 96)
  6. LF Orlando Arcia (119, 71)
  7. SS Dansby Swanson (56, 87)
  8. C Manny Piña (21, 91)
  9. RF Guillermo Heredia (61, 83)

RHP Bryce Elder

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

Notes: Elder has supplanted Huascar Ynoa in the Braves starting rotation. The 2020 draft pick led all of Minor League Baseball with 137 23 innings pitched last season while dominating right-handed batters (.517 OPS allowed)...No batter on the Braves roster has substantial experience facing Luzardo, though Matt Olson was teammates with him in Oakland from 2019-2021.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 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.

Louis Addeo-Weiss will handle the game recap article.

All four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

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