Elieser Hernandez and Max Fried will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at Truist Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.
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.
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Marlins Game Notes
Saturday’s Marlins Starting Lineup (to be updated ASAP)
- CF Jon Berti (173 wRC+ this season, career 102 wRC+)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (114, 118)
- LF Jorge Soler (108, 111)
- DH Jesús Aguilar (109, 113)
- SS Miguel Rojas (74, 87)
- 3B Joey Wendle (138, 105)
- C Jacob Stallings (71, 86)
- RF Bryan De La Cruz (118, 116)
- 2B Willians Astudillo (94, 86)
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: TBD
Additional Notes: Brian Anderson was scratched on Saturday due to lower back spasms…Seems like the right spot for Nick Fortes to make 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.
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.