Adam Conley showed exactly why the Marlins had such high hopes for him in 2017 last night by keeping the Texas Rangers very quiet over seven strong innings, and two Giancarlo Stanton bombs provided more than enough run-support. The bad news from the game, though, was that Justin Bour had to exit in the first inning after straining an oblique while trying to beat out a double play.
The two Stanton homers moved him back into a tie with Aaron Judge for the major league lead, and also set the franchise record for the most multi-homer games in a single season with seven.
Considering the team's position in the standings at this point of the season, many expected the Marlins to busier in the lead-up to the Trade Deadline.
It is pretty much already time for Miami to start thinking about 2018 and what that iteration of the roster will look like, and a few auditions are already ongoing.
Tom Koehler has been demoted to the minor leagues again after going 0-3 with a 9.87 ERA over his past four starts.
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