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Marlins Morning News: Miami loses pitchers’ duel

Both Jose Ureña and Gio Gonzalez pitched eight innings, but it was the Nationals who came out on top by a score of 1-0. Plus links on Deadline Day and prospect rankings.

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Marlins News

Despite Jose Ureña throwing arguably the best game of his career, the Marlins were held to only two hits, which both came in the ninth inning of a losing effort against Washington. Last night's game was played on what would have been José Fernández's 25th birthday, and the late pitcher's family and the JDF16 foundation donated to a worthy cause before the first pitch.

The non-waiver trade window closed yesterday, and Miami was quiet during the final day of wheeling and dealing. However, do not rule out any further moves before the end of the season.

Just because the Marlins did not make any deals yesterday, does not mean they were not talking to other teams, as they reportedly declined to deal both Dee Gordon and Dan Straily due to underwhelming offers.

Even after adding numerous useful and intriguing players to the farm system via trades and the MLB Draft in June, the Marlins do not have a single prospect in the mid-season Top 100 prospect list.

As the series against the NL East-leading Nationals continues, here is what to watch out for.

Around the League

With little over an hour to go before the Trade Deadline, the Yankees dealt for starter Sonny Gray in a move which saw their championship odds improve to 7/1.

In an attempt to out-do the Yankees, the Dodgers sealed a deal for Rangers ace Yu Darvish with 15 minutes to spare yesterday while also completing two other trades on the day.

Now that things have settled down, which team has improved the most, through trades, for the stretch run?

Number one prospect Yoan Moncada was carted off the field last night after chasing down a bloop hit, which resulted in a scary collision in the outfield.

The Mets have promoted their top prospect, shortstop Amed Rosario, to the major leagues.

Red Sox General Manager Dave Dombrowski has tried to put pressure on the Yankees by calling them the "Golden State Warriors" of baseball.