Miami Marlins links for Tuesday, March 6th:
The Marlins dropped to 6-4 after losing to the Houston Astros 5-3 yesterday. Dillon Peters took the mound and for the second time this spring appeared to struggle with his command, issuing three walks, a hit, and giving up a run in one and a third’s innings pitched (also striking out three). ).
Odrisamer Despaigne also faired poorly, giving up six hits and three earned runs with a pair of walks and a strikeout on three innings pitched.
Offensively, Magneuris Sierra picked up another hit and now has a shiny .353 batting average on the spring, as he vies for one of the open outfield spots.
Several Marlins veterans gathered before the game yesterday to talk about being clubhouse leaders to the host of young teammates surrounding them.
And a nice health update from MLB.com’s Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro:
Prado and Riddle to hit live BP on back fields at 11 am #Marlins— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) March 6, 2018
The Marlins will take the field again today at 1:05 eastern against the St. Louis Cardinals, with Brett Graves drawing the start.
Takin' this one seriously: #Marlins lineup vs. Cardinals features 8 position players who you could see play on Opening Day— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) March 6, 2018
1. LF Maybin
2. DH Realmuto
3. 2B Castro
4. 1B Bour
5. RF Dietrich
6. CF Brinson
7. C Telis
8. 3B Anderson
9. SS Rojas
Ichiro! seems to be a Mariner, again
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that former Marlin Ichiro Suzuki is nearing a one-year deal with the team he played with the first eleven years of his career, the Seattle Mariners.
Ichiro Suzuki is getting close to finalizing one year major league deal with #Mariners— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 5, 2018
The Mariners suddenly developed a need for another outfielder to help hold down the fort after two of three projected starters went down with significant injuries. The 44-year-old would likely come off the bench to spell the remaining healthy outfielders.
Monte Harrison takes in a Heat game
Touted Marlins prospect Monte Harrison was at the Miami Heat/Phoenix Suns game, but he wasn’t there just to support the fellow Floridian squad.
Few things are deeper than the bond between siblings, as @Marlins prospect @Team_Harrison3 tells @kristenhewitt what it was like to find out his brother, @shaqharrison_3, was moving up to the NBA with the Suns. pic.twitter.com/PPn0VikxXb— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) March 6, 2018
The fastest MLB team is...?
Anderson makes the most of his rapid rise
Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel writes about Brian Anderson’s journey thus far and his quest to become the Marlins regular third baseman.
Miami-Dade commissioners have the regrets
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that several county commissioners want a do-over on their stadium vote nine years ago.
Don’t tax the Super Pen
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that the 2017 Marlins logged the second highest total innings for a bullpen in major league history...and that history cannot repeat itself in 2018.
Fox Sports Florida releases broadcast schedule
Fox Sports Florida will be broadcasting 158 Marlins games this season, full schedule here and additional Marlins programming information found here. Barry Jackson noted that, for the first time in club history, all 162 games will be televised.
ICYMI at Fish Stripes
Michael Stephenson takes a look at the spring training stats accumulated by the Marlins to this point. Yes, we are desperate for real baseball to analyze.
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