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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch and game thread—May 29, 2022

Elieser Hernandez and Max Fried will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at Truist Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

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Garrett Cooper #26 reacts with Joey Wendle #18 of the Miami Marlins after their 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (19-25, +13 RD) vs. Braves (22-25, -14 RD) game thread.

We are making a one-time adjustment to the Fish Stripes LIVE schedule due to Memorial Day. Our look-ahead to the Rockies series will be streaming tonight at 5:30 p.m. ET on YouTube/Facebook/Twitter, right after the Braves series concludes.

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 third inning runs from May 20 through June 9.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (156 wRC+ this season, career 106 wRC+)
  2. CF Jon Berti (165, 102)
  3. DH Jorge Soler (108, 111)
  4. 1B Garrett Cooper (114, 118)
  5. SS Miguel Rojas (74, 87)
  6. RF Bryan De La Cruz (118, 116)
  7. CF Jesús Sánchez (89, 97)
  8. 3B Willians Astudillo (94, 86)
  9. C Nick Fortes (N/A, N/A)

RHP Elieser Hernandez

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

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Chisholm, Fortes and Sánchez in, Jesús Aguilar, Jacob Stallings and Joey Wendle out; Berti switches from CF to LF, Soler switches from LF to DH, Astudillo switches from 2B to 3B

Pregame Roster Moves: Avisaíl García activated from COVID IL, Cody Poteet (right elbow muscle injury) placed on 15-day IL retroactive to May 26, Joe Dunand designated for assignment

Additional Notes: Chisholm (left hamstring tightness) is playing for the first time in a week...Brian Anderson was scratched on Saturday due to lower back spasms...Fortes is making his 2022 Marlins debut...On Wednesday, for the first time in three years, Hernandez made a relief appearance for the Marlins. Don Mattingly insists it was simply about getting him to face live batters with eight days in between starts. I think the club is also curious how he’d handle a transition to the bullpen in the near future...There are temporarily only 12 pitchers on the Marlins active roster.

Braves Starting Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuña Jr. (144 wRC+ this season, career 140 wRC+)
  2. SS Dansby Swanson (117, 90)
  3. LF Marcell Ozuna (85, 113)
  4. 3B Austin Riley (119, 115)
  5. 1B Matt Olson (130, 132)
  6. C Travis d’Arnaud (97, 99)
  7. 2B Ozzie Albies (91, 106)
  8. DH William Contreras (204, 114)
  9. CF Michael Harris (87, 87)

LHP Max Fried

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

Pregame Roster Moves: RHP Jesús Cruz selected from Triple-A Gwinnett, LHP Tucker Davidson optioned to Triple-A

Notes: Fried’s control has been on point this season with only six unintentional walks issued through nine starts. He’s throwing two-thirds of his total pitches for strikes...Albies (20 plate appearances) has the most head-to-head history with Hernandez among active Braves players...Adam Duvall (.120/.185/.160 in 27 PA) and Olson (.100/.200/.200 in 35 PA) have been especially unproductive against Marlins pitching in 2022.

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—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Kyle Sielaff and Rod Allen). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.

Kevin Barral 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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