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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch and game thread—August 12, 2022

Pablo López and Jake Odorizzi will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins third baseman Jon Berti (5) heads for third base in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at loanDepot Park. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (50-61, -37 RD) vs. Braves (66-46, +87 RD) game thread.

It’s the opening game of a new series, which means we’ve got free prop bets and a series preview livestream featuring the Fish Stripes staff and special guests.

Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The seventh inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through August 24.

Braves Starting Lineup

  1. RF Ronald Acuña Jr. (116 wRC+ this season, 94 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. SS Dansby Swanson (124, 100)
  3. 3B Austin Riley (158, 199)
  4. 1B Matt Olson (122, 127)
  5. C William Contreras (141, 112)
  6. LF Eddie Rosario (41, 91)
  7. DH Marcell Ozuna (79, 24)
  8. 2B Vaughn Grissom (384, 384)
  9. CF Michael Harris II (122, 119)

RHP Jake Odorizzi (105 ERA+ this season, career 104 ERA+)

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

Notes: Odorizzi is making his second start since being traded from Houston to Atlanta...Grissom went 2-or-4 with a home run and a stolen base in his MLB debut on Wednesday...Among players on the Braves active roster, Acuña (1.244 OPS in 23 PA) and Swanson (.589 OPS in 22 PA) have the most head-to-head history with Pablo López.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 3B Joey Wendle (90 wRC+ this season, 76 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. 2B Jon Berti (116, 147)
  3. DH Jesús Aguilar (90, 61)
  4. CF JJ Bleday (111, 111)
  5. RF Brian Anderson (110, 99)
  6. SS Miguel Rojas (76, 29)
  7. 1B Lewin Díaz (20, 30)
  8. C Jacob Stallings (58, 119)
  9. LF Peyton Burdick (91, 91)

RHP Pablo López (114 ERA+ this season, career 107 ERA+)

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

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Aguilar, Anderson, Berti and Stallings in, Garrett Cooper, Nick Fortes, Charles Leblanc and Luke Williams out; Wendle switches from 2B to 3B, Bleday switches from RF to CF, Burdick switches from CF to LF

Pregame Roster Moves: Brian Anderson and Jon Berti returned from rehab and reinstated from the injured list; Bryan De La Cruz optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville; Billy Hamilton outrighted to Jacksonville.

Additional Notes: The Marlins utilized Hamilton in a very particular role and he proved to be useful! They won all four games that he started and several others with help from his late-inning pinch-running. Ultimately, that wasn’t enough to justify rostering him over players who could make an impact beyond 2022...Anderson’s return coincides with Berti’s as well as the emergence of Leblanc. Therefore, he will be treated primarily as a corner outfielder...It’s unclear whether Cooper (calf tightness) will be available off the bench.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami. Out-of-market fans can stream the game on MLB.TV.

Kevin Barral and Brent Cosculluela are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@kevin_barral and @brentcosc1) for in-game updates. Brent will handle the game recap article.

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

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