The streaking Miami Marlins (60-62), winners of seven of their last 10 games took the weekend series in New York against the Mets (54-68) by a score of 6-4 Sunday. The Marlins are now just six games out of the final wild card spot.
Giancarlo Stanton belted his 45th home run of the year in the 7th inning off Jacob deGrom.
Adam Conley pitched seven strong innings and got the win to improve his record to 6-5. It was also Conley’s first double-figures strikeout game as he fanned 11 Mets and allowed only one run. According to Statcast, Conley threw 66 fastballs, 21 sliders and 15 changeups. Most impressive was Conley’s ability to get nine swinging strikes on his slider.
Finally, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported that Yankees Vice President Gary Denbo could be in line for the Marlins General Manager job once Derek Jeter takes over ownership of the team.
Denbo and Jeter have a long-time relationship and have remained close through the years. Would not be surprising if he brought him to Miami.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) August 20, 2017
Around the League
The Minnesota Twins swept the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, winning 12-5 behind 44-year-old Bartolo Colon. The win moves the Twins to five games back of the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians and into a tie with the Angels for the final Wild Card spot.
Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox beat the the New York Yankees and now lead the AL East by five games. Aaron Judge continued his struggles against the Red Sox, going 0-for-4 Sunday to drop his average to .155 (9-for-58) on the season against Boston.
Sunday’s best story comes from Williamsport, PA where Tommy Pham and Carlos Martinez of the St. Louis Cardinals ordered 200 snow cones for a bunch of Little Leaguers.