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
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (156 wRC+ this season, career 106 wRC+)
- CF Jon Berti (165, 102)
- DH Jorge Soler (108, 111)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (114, 118)
- SS Miguel Rojas (74, 87)
- RF Bryan De La Cruz (118, 116)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (89, 97)
- 3B Willians Astudillo (94, 86)
- C Nick Fortes (N/A, N/A)
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
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
- RF Ronald Acuña Jr. (144 wRC+ this season, career 140 wRC+)
- SS Dansby Swanson (117, 90)
- LF Marcell Ozuna (85, 113)
- 3B Austin Riley (119, 115)
- 1B Matt Olson (130, 132)
- C Travis d’Arnaud (97, 99)
- 2B Ozzie Albies (91, 106)
- DH William Contreras (204, 114)
- CF Michael Harris (87, 87)
LHP Max Fried
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.