The Marlins defeated the Nationals 7-3 last night, behind strong pitching from Vance Worley and homers from Derek Dietrich and Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton’s homer was his 38th and marks his career high. He is now just four from tying Gary Sheffield for the club’s single season mark.
Marlins starter Chris O’Grady, called up to replace Edinson Volquez in the rotation, was placed on the DL with a strained oblique.
J.T. Realmuto made his debut at first base this past Sunday, but Marlins fans shouldn’t expect to see him there too often.
The delay in the sale of the team is causing Commissioner Rob Manfred to become impatient, according to Fox Business.
ESPN’s Buster Olney spoke with former Marlin and 2017 Hall-of-Fame inductee Ivan Rodriguez about his career and induction to the Hall.
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Chris Sale and Corey Kluber continued to battle for the Cy Young award, as both pitched gems. Sale struck out 13, his 15th game with ten or more K’s this season. Kluber threw a complete game and was rewarded with a win for his efforts after a Yan Gomes walk-off homer.
Umpires rarely make the news, but Joe West did just that as he was suspended by MLB for comments he made about Adrian Beltre earlier in the season.
It’s always nice to finish with some highlights. There was a series of extra-base-hit-robbing catches last night – check out the video!