Miami squeaked past the Yankees 2-1 on Monday night but scored four times as many runs in the first inning on Tuesday night. This marked the first time that the Fish have scored eight runs in the first after scoring seven on multiple occasions. Former highly-touted Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi was on the wrong end of this first.
The Marlins filled their need for a power bat at the draft rather than take the best player available by selecting first baseman Josh Naylor with the 12th overall pick. Was this a good move by the organization?
Whatever you think about the Naylor move, the Marlins appear to have no regrets as they are reportedly already close to signing the high school slugger.
At 41 years of age, Ichiro Suzuki is the oldest position player in the major leagues. However, the Japanese star is still proving to be a productive player as he is providing timely at bats for the Fish so far in 2015.
When it was first announced that General Manager Dan Jennings would become the team manager, one wouldn't have expected the move to stick after the season had ended. The Marlins are starting to play better, though. So much so that Jennings may be in the dugout in 2016 if this form continues.
Around the League
A Red Sox player hadn't hit for the cycle since the year I was born until Brock Holt achieved the rare feat against the Braves last night. It was the first cycle in the majors since Michael Cuddyer's last summer.
Top prospect Francisco Lindor achieved some more career firsts last night and is now hitting .500 so far in his short career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have thrown more shutouts in the last six games (five) than the Marlins have thrown all season (four). Their pitching depth will make them a force in the National League this year which sparks trouble for the Marlins in their playoff bid.
At Fish Stripes
The Fish jumped on former Marlin Nathan Eovaldi in the first and never looked back on the way to a rout which included another Giancarlo Stanton dinger.
Relive Miami's emphatic triumph over the Bronx bombers last night with the game thread.
The Marlins swept the first half of the home-and-home series with the Yankees. Find out the pitching match-ups for the next two games in New York.
Realmuto has emerged as a solid starter behind the dish for Miami this year and as a result, the Fish didn't draft a catcher until the sixth round. This shows how much faith the club has in the young athlete.