Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (17-22, +16 RD) vs. Braves (19-21, -10 RD) game thread. For what feels like the hundredth time in his career, Sandy Alcantara takes the mound tasked with preventing the Fish from getting swept in a series. Both teams are wearing camouflage hats in honor of Armed Forces Day.
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 second inning runs from May 20 through June 9.
Braves Starting Lineup
- DH Ronald Acuña Jr. (151, 141)
- 1B Matt Olson (132, 132)
- LF Marcell Ozuna (84, 114)
- C Travis d’Arnaud (112, 99)
- 3B Austin Riley (126, 116)
- 2B Ozzie Albies (93, 107)
- SS Dansby Swanson (98, 89)
- CF Adam Duvall (60, 95)
- RF Travis Demeritte (99, 72)
RHP Ian Anderson
Notes: William Contreras made the difference in Saturday’s game with two home runs. That’s more than all Marlins catchers have totaled this season...Kenley Jansen has allowed runs in back-to-back appearances after throwing up zeroes in 13 of his previous 14 games.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (157 wRC+ this season, career 108 wRC+)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (115, 113)
- DH Garrett Cooper (117, 118)
- RF Avisaíl García (60, 102)
- 3B Brian Anderson (127, 112)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (98, 101)
- LF Bryan De La Cruz (132, 119)
- SS Erik González (48, 63)
- C Jacob Stallings (60, 86)
RHP Sandy Alcantara
Additional Notes: Great news on Chisholm, who was visibly hurting in the final innings on Saturday, but might not miss any time after all. Dunand has been called up in case he re-aggravates his left knee issue, or if Rojas (left calf tightness) requires some time off.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and Tommy Hutton in the booth—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Kyle Sielaff and J.P. Arencibia). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Louis Addeo-Weiss and Kevin Barral are representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot Park as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@addeo_louis00 and @kevin_barral) for in-game updates. Louis will handle the game recap article.
Three of the four Marlins full-season minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.