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Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch and game thread—August 14, 2022

Braxton Garrett and Bryce Elder will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (50-64, -45 RD) vs. Braves (69-46, +95 RD) game thread. Miami’s offense is consistent in the worst way possible.

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Braves Starting Lineup

  1. SS Dansby Swanson (124 wRC+ this season, 100 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. 2B Vaughn Grissom (292, 292)
  3. 3B Austin Riley (158, 199)
  4. 1B Matt Olson (122, 127)
  5. C William Contreras (141, 112)
  6. RF Robbie Grossman (77, 96)
  7. LF Eddie Rosario (48, 86)
  8. DH Marcell Ozuna (77, 8)
  9. CF Michael Harris II (122, 119)

RHP Bryce Elder (77 ERA+ this season, career 77 ERA+)

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

Notes: Ronald Acuña Jr. exited Saturday night’s game with knee soreness. The Braves are understandably being cautious with him, barely one year removed from tearing his ACL...The Marlins got a ton of traffic on the bases against the rookie Elder when they faced him on April 24 in Atlanta (4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 4 K)...The coldest hitter on the Braves, Ozuna has been dropped to the eighth spot in their lineup. It’s his first time starting there in a major league game since 2014.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 3B Joey Wendle (89 wRC+ this season, 57 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. 2B Jon Berti (118, 182)
  3. DH Jesús Aguilar (90, 55)
  4. CF JJ Bleday (93, 93)
  5. RF Brian Anderson (115, 126)
  6. SS Miguel Rojas (77, 42)
  7. 1B Lewin Díaz (32, 43)
  8. C Nick Fortes (114, 60)
  9. LF Peyton Burdick (97, 97)

LHP Braxton Garrett (125 ERA+ this season, career 84 ERA+)

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

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Berti, Fortes and Rojas in, Charles Leblanc, Jacob Stallings and Luke Williams out; Wendle switches from SS to 3B

Pregame Roster Moves: RHP Parker Bugg and LHP Andrew Nardi recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville; RHP Anthony Bender (right elbow strain) placed on 15-day injured list; RHP Tommy Nance optioned to Triple-A; RHP A.J. Ladwig designated for assignment; RHP Cole Sulser transferred from 15-day IL to 60-day IL

Additional Notes: The last month of Marlins baseball has been loaded with MLB debuts and we’re about to get a couple more with the call-ups of relievers Andrew Nardi and Parker Bugg...Bleday and Burdick have been pull-happy so far in their young careers.

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 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.

Louis Addeo-Weiss and Noah Berger are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@addeo_louis00 and @Trainboy100) for in-game updates. Louis 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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