Stephen Strasburg shut the Marlins out for six innings Tuesday night, extending his scoreless-innings streak to a Nationals’ club-record 26. Odrisamer Despaigne started for the Fish and made his case for the 2018 rotation by turning in his longest outing of the season, giving up just one run in seven innings. Miami has lost eight of its last nine games and is now seven games out of the second wild card.
The organization is turning the next road trip in a family affair as players will be permitted to bring their kin with them before Hurricane Irma hits Florida. In the meantime, Dillon Peters will make his second big-league start Wednesday as the Marlins conclude their series with the Nats.
Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman are meeting with the club’s department heads as the transition from Jeffrey Loria begins. But before the transition can be completed, MLB will give the terms of the sale a potentially months-long “proctology” exam. (Hey, their words, not mine.)
The Fish and their fans have also been doing some good in the community, as Dee Gordon was named the team’s nominee for the Roberto Clemente award, while its most famous fan, Marlins Man, broke up a fight at a Yankees-Red Sox game this past weekend.
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Despite it being the last month of the season with pennant races and wild-card chases in full swing, it was apparently not a big news day as two of the top stories on MLB.com were Bryce Harper’s new hair-do (awful) and how much gum Keon Broxton can fit in is mouth (gross).
Nevertheless, a pair of playoff teams extended win streaks to 13, as the Indians beat the White Sox with four home runs, and the Diamondbacks handed the Dodgers their sixth straight loss.
The Red Sox walked off in the 19th inning over Toronto to extend their AL East lead to 3.5 games over the Yankees, who lost (also on a walk-off) to Baltimore. Justin Verlander won his debut with the Astros.