Welcome to Saturday’s Marlins (55-76, -85 RD) vs. Braves (82-51, +148 RD) game thread.
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Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Joey Wendle (85 wRC+ this season, 65 wRC+ over last 30 days)
- C Nick Fortes (109, 67)
- RF Brian Anderson (99, 80)
- CF JJ Bleday (97, 105)
- DH Jerar Encarnación
- 2B Charles Leblanc (130, 113)
- 1B Lewin Díaz (37, 29)
- LF Peyton Burdick (67, 67)
- 3B Luke Williams (74, 19)
RHP Edward Cabrera (166 ERA+ this season, career 111 ERA+)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Burdick, Fortes and Williams in, Garrett Cooper, Miguel Rojas and Jacob Stallings out; Wendle switches from 3B to SS
Additional Notes: Cooper was scratched from the lineup shortly before first pitch due to personal reasons...Fortes has caught all but one of Cabrera’s MLB starts this season.
Braves Starting Lineup
- DH Ronald Acuña Jr. (118, 137)
- SS Dansby Swanson (118, 74)
- 3B Austin Riley (152, 117)
- 1B Matt Olson (124, 106)
- C William Contreras (137, 134)
- CF Michael Harris II (138, 179)
- 2B Vaughn Grissom (128, 128)
- LF Marcell Ozuna (78, -20)
- RF Eddie Rosario (50, 77)
RHP Bryce Elder (94 ERA+ this season, career 94 ERA+)
Pregame Roster Moves: RHP Bryce Elder recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett; RHP Jay Jackson optioned to Triple-A
Notes: Originally scheduled starter Jake Odorizzi has been pushed back due to arm fatigue. Elder pitched seven terrific innings against Miami on August 14. This is his first outing back in the majors since then. The 23-year-old’s pitch mix includes a sinker, slider, changeup and cutter...The Marlins get a reprieve from Travis d’Arnaud, whose multi-homer game on Friday raised his season total to 16, matching a career high.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 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.
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