Miami Marlins links for Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Spring training results
The Marlins dropped a game to the Washington Nationals yesterday, losing 8-3 to fall to 13-9 in Grapefruit league play.
Odrisamer Despaigne went five and two third’s innings in his deepest spring outing yet, but gave up four earned runs off of five hits (including a two-run shot to Bryce Harper in the sixth), two walks and four strikeouts. Chris O’Grady would follow with a somewhat lackluster appearance, giving up three earned runs off of four hits in an inning and a third pitched, one walk and one strikeout. Javy Guerra would finish the game up for the Fish with a run, a walk and a punch out in a single inning pitched.
Lewis Brinson continues to perform well and showed that he’s comfortable in the lead-off spot with first inning solo shot off of Stephen Strasburg.
If Lewis Brinson is trying to earn the #Marlins' leadoff spot, a homer off of Stephen Strasburg to start the game is a pretty good audition @Marlins' No. 1 prospect has been among top performers in #SpringTraining: https://t.co/05bM0kuc6j pic.twitter.com/3nOP0Zajjb— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) March 20, 2018
Though the Marlins would add another twelve hits to the tally by game’s end (three by spring training god Derek Dietrich, and two apiece by Cameron Maybin and Tomas Telis), they were only able to tack on two more runs.
The Marlins will take on the St. Louis Cardinals for the 81st time momentarily, it will be Matt Bowman for the redbirds and former Cardinal prospect turned Marlins hopeful Zac Gallen on the rubber for the Fish.
UPDATED Marlins lineup with Riddle scratched— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) March 21, 2018
1. SS Rivera
2. RF Cooper
3. 2B Castro
4. 1B Bour
5. 3B Anderson
6. LF Van Slyke
7. CF Maybin
8. C Holaday
9. P Gallen
Dan Straily will miss at least his next start and his first regular season start is in jeopardy as well.
Taking the Marlins to task
Craig Calcaterra has some strong words for his perception that the Marlins are using Jose Fernandez’s death as a shield for criticism.
Calcaterra’s article comes off of the heels of this Miami Herald piece by Clark Spencer with sources in the Marlins organization going into detail on the decisions made in the wake of Fernàndez’s death.
Isan Diaz talks with MLB.com
The new-ish Marlins second baseman prospect talks with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com.
The color scheme conversation continues
The Marlins, via their Dimelo project, have asked for your opinion on the team’s current jersey design/color scheme. Artist Alejandro Areces has chimed in with his own detailed take.
Yeah man, I have it posted on my Behance site. https://t.co/jUxK06PlXf— Alejandro Areces (@arecesalejandro) March 21, 2018
MLBDailyDish reviews the Marlins offseason
Anthony Spaulding checks in with the latest offseason review.
MarlinManiac has a new managing editor!
A familiar face has taken over at the Marlins’ Fansided website, our former minor league editor Kevin Kraczkowski! We thank Kevin for his years of solid work here and look forward to great things from him over there.
I’ll take teal things for $400, Alex
The Marlins were an answer on Jeopardy! last night.
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