The Marlins swept the Phillies for the first time in five years after they dominated Philadelphia by a score of 10-2. Justin Bour continued his dominance at the plate, as he hit two homers to give him 15 long balls on the season. The Marlins finished May with a record of 10-18, but they closed out the month by winning four straight games.
The Marlins have had attendance problems for many years, but they reached a new low today. The reported attendance for today’s game was 1,590. That would be the least-attended game since 1989. However, it’s worth noting that this game started in the afternoon on a weekday.
It was reported on Tuesday that Jeb Bush is no longer interested in purchasing the Marlins. However, former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is still looking to buy the team. Forbes takes a look at what Bush dropping out means for Jeter.
The Marlins got off to a brutal start in May, but they’ve turned it around recently. Marlins Maniac recaps the Marlins up-and-down month of May.
Around the League:
The league revealed the first All-Star Game voting totals for the AL on Wednesday. Angels outfielder Mike Trout has received the most votes so far, but Yankees phenom Aaron Judge is right behind him, and he can very easily pass Trout since he is injured.
Nationals superstar outfielder Bryce Harper had his suspension reduced to three games for his involvement in a brawl with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland. Harper was originally suspended for four games, but he appealed and ultimately had his suspension shortened.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was placed on the 10-day DL after he sprained his wrist. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval was reinstated from Triple-A Pawtucket to replace Pedroia on the roster.
Angels superstar outfielder Mike Trout underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair his left thumb. Trout is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. He got hurt after sliding into second base against the Marlins.