Perry Hill, the Marlins infield and first base coach was honored by MLB network as MLB’s top infield coach of the year. Hill has been with the organization for 10 years and the Marlins infield has committed just 45 errors this season under his coaching.
Today marks the one year anniversary of Jose Fernandez’s death. Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes about the tragedy and its aftereffects.
Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins head to hitter-friendly Coors Field for three games starting today. Stanton is closing in on Roger Maris’ single-season “clean” 61 home run record and currently stands at 57. Check out Bill Shaikin’s take from the LA Times.
Around the League
The Colorado Rockies, losers of six of their last 10 games, continue to make things interesting for the Brewers and Cardinals. The Rockies hold on the final wild card spot is now just two games. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post lays out what needs to happen to salvage a spot in the post season.
Check out the hero’s welcome that Andrew Benintendi received returning to his hometown of Madeira, Ohio. It’s hard to believe that just four years ago Benintendi was a high school player himself.
We now have our first MLB player taking a knee during the National Anthem.