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Miami Marlins links, 3/19/18: Joe Dunand, Giancarlo Stanton, J.T. Realmuto

Monday’s news and notes, links-style.

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Miami Marlins links for Monday, March 19th, 2018

Spring training results

On Saturday, the Marlins and Houston Astros would end up in a 6-6 draw. Jose Urena drew the start for the Fish and fared much better than his previous outing, going three and a third’s innings, giving up no runs on one hit, two walks and a strikeout. Tayron Guerrero and Kyle Barraclough would follow with scoreless innings, respectively, but then Jacob Turner was blown up in the ninth to the tune of five earned runs off of six hits in three and two third’s innings pitched, four walks and two strikeouts. Jumbo Diaz would make the final, forgettable appearance for the Marlins, going a third of an inning and giving up the solo shot that would ensure the game ended tied.

No one stood out offensively as the hits were scattered up and down the lineup. Justin Bour struck out three times in the effort to continue his poor spring at the dish.

On Sunday, the Marlins fell to the New York Yankees by a score of 8-5. I wont spend too much time talking about this game; instead, I’d like to point you in the direction of Mitch’s excellent recap, taking in the game from the stands.

The Marlins now sit at 12-8 in Grapefruit league play and will take on the Washington Nationals at 1:05 eastern today. It will be the Nats opening day starter Max Scherzer vs Trevor Richards for the Fish.

Chip off the ol’ block

Marlins prospect (and nephew of noted baseball person Alex Rodriguez) Joe Dunand had himself a moment on Sunday:

Wittgren returns

Important ‘pen piece Nick Wittgren made his spring debut yesterday, pitching a scoreless fourth.

Mattingly says Stanton “in a good spot”

With the former Miami slugger set to face his old team for the first time, Marlins manager Don Mattingly spoke about Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Breakdown of the rotation battle profiles the Marlins arms beyond that of Ureña and Dan Straily.


J.T. Realmuto says he’ll be ready for Opening Day.

Ziegler on MLB Network

Brad Ziegler talked with John Smoltz about his unique delivery

Beyond Dee

Andre C. Fernandez of the Miami Herald profiles Marlins second base prospect Isan Diaz.

“Take it from me, kid”’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins intend to lean heavily on their veterans.

Speaking of veterans...

The Marlins signed reliever Sean Burnett over the weekend to a minor league deal. The 35 year old lefty owns a career 15-23 record with a 3.52 ERA/4.16 FIP over nine seasons.

Who’s up first?

Also from Frisaro, the conundrum that is the Marlins leadoff spot.

Here at Fish Stripes

Mitch previews the new outfield alignment, Andrew previews the Philadelphia Phillies.

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