Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (16-15, -49 RD) vs. Braves (21-10, +56 RD) game thread.
Braves Starting Lineup
- RF Ronald Acuña Jr. (177 wRC+ this season, bats right)
- 1B Matt Olson (137, L)
- 3B Austin Riley (104, R)
- C Sean Murphy (184, R)
- 2B Ozzie Albies (129, S)
- SS Vaughn Grissom (77, R)
- DH Marcell Ozuna (25, R)
- LF Eddie Rosario (78, L)
- CF Kevin Pillar (76, R)
LHP Dylan Dodd (60 ERA+ this season)
Braves Notes: Albies has owned Marlins pitching this season. He’s slashing .458/.519/1.167 through 27 plate appearances with eight extra-base hits compared to only one strikeout. And he gets to bat from the right side of the plate today, which is consistently his more productive side...Dodd is making just his third career major league start (first since April 9). He’s got a four-seam fastball/slider/changeup pitch mix.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Jon Berti (85 wRC+ this season, bats right)
- DH Jorge Soler (91, R)
- 2B Luis Arraez (183, L)
- 1B Yuli Gurriel (126, R)
- 3B Jean Segura (32, R)
- RF Garrett Hampson (106, R)
- C Nick Fortes (61, R)
- LF Bryan De La Cruz (80, R)
- CF Peyton Burdick (-100, R)
LHP Jesús Luzardo (127 ERA+ this season)
Pregame Roster Moves: RHP Chi Chi González selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; LHP Devin Smeltzer designated for assignment (again)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Burdick and De La Cruz in, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jesús Sánchez out
Additional Marlins Notes: De La Cruz has struck out in 18 of his last 30 plate appearances. Meanwhile, Fortes has steadily gotten on track by reaching base safely in seven straight starts...Out of the Marlins bullpen, Dylan Floro is particularly well-rested. He hasn’t pitched since Friday.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami.
Alex Krutchik is at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow him on Twitter (@AlexKrutchikCJN) for in-game updates.
Alex will handle the game recap article.