Giancarlo Stanton’s two-run home run in the first inning set the Marlins up with an early lead last night and went a long way to securing the victory over San Francisco. Not only was homer number 43 a franchise record, but it was also his fifth game in a row with a home run, another feat no Marlin had achieved previously.
Kyle Barraclough is edging ever closer to a return to the major leagues, and could be reinstated to the active roster as soon as today after reporting "no pain" in his injured shoulder.
Hall of Fame material? It is possible for Stanton if he keeps up his career pace up to date, even though he has yet to play a single playoff game (in case you had forgotten).
The pinstripes could be back for the Marlins if the franchise continues in the same direction.
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Having spent nearly two weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury, Andrew Miller could return for the Indians this Friday. Before the injury, Miller was establishing himself as one of the leagues best relievers once again.
Another star who may not be on the shelf for much longer is Noah Syndergaard, who tore his right lat muscle back in April after a promising start to the year. How different New York's season could have been if that had not happened.
Bryce Harper's injury may have looked horrific, and possibly career-threatening, when the cameras showed him rolling around in pain on the field this weekend. However, he has only been diagnosed with a bone bruise which may take as little as two weeks to heal fully.