Miami Marlins Links for Friday, March 9th:
Spring training results
The Marlins fell 5-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday at Roger Dean stadium, bringing their spring record to 7-5. Braxton Lee, Derek Dietrich and Tomas Telis all picked up a couple hits. Yadiel Rivera hit a triple, and Isaac Galloway stayed hot with a single in a pinch-hit appearance later in the game.
Jose Urena got the start and went three innings with a couple K’s, a couple walks and a couple hits, and only one run given up. Brad Ziegler got in there with a hit and strikeout, but Caleb Smith was touched up a bit in his three innings, give up three earned runs on five hits, walking one and striking out a trio. Junichi Tazawa took the loss when he gave up a run in the eighth inning, his lone inning of work.
The Marlins will take on the Red Sox here shortly at 1:05 pm et. Here’s the lineup:
Update: @JTRealmuto has been scratched due to a left knee contusion. Tomás Telis will play catcher, batting 5th.— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 9, 2018
Marlins to honor Felo, José
It’s been reported that both the team’s longtime Spanish announcer Felo Ramírez and star pitcher Jose Fernandez will receive memorial plaques at Marlins Park to honor their memories.
It’s official now at Marlins Park. The area that honored Jose Fernandez outside the ballpark has been removed and repainted. It’s been replaced with this plaque in his honor. The other side has one for HOF broadcaster Felo Ramirez. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/TCDy5q8uaq— Will Manso (@WillManso) March 9, 2018
It’s team preview season
A detailed look at the 2017 Jumbo Shrimp
Author Armand Rosamilia recently released a book entitled “A View From My Seat: My Baseball Season with the Jumbo Shrimp.” Yes, it’s indeed about the Marlins Double-A affiliate, among other topics Rosamilia touches on. Available via Amazon.com.
Longest shot in baseball
Justin Nicolino trying to stick around
Also from the Sun Sentinel, a story on Nicolino altering his delivery in an attempt for better results.
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