Justin Bour’s two home runs were not enough to overcome the
Marlins ’ bullpen Mets as the New York club scored two runs in each of the final two frames to win 8-6. You can read our full recap here.
Four of Miami’s six runs came in a very improbable fifth inning:
The Marlins scored four runs on five batted balls in the fifth. Hit probability, per Statcast, for those five batted balls:— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 11, 2018
85 percent (Bour homer)
Mattingly, understandably, spoke frustrated…ly:
.@Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets, saying these are the types of losses that stings. #JuntosMiami #MLB pic.twitter.com/5kKcWuWpPe— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) April 11, 2018
In the News:
The Marlins attempting to claim corporate citizenship in the British Virgin Islands has once again invited scorn upon the franchise:
Has any sports hero moved into ownership and destroyed his brand faster than Derek Jeter? Holy Cow! Now hiding behind a foreign holding company to avoid Marlins team debts to taxpayers! https://t.co/rlONYruZN8— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 10, 2018
But it also brought a little humour:
Marlins closed roof because of weather. I dunno, forecast looks good to me. ♂️ pic.twitter.com/0kwsyhGvtB— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 10, 2018
And whilst Jeter is taking all this heat, some see a light at the end of the tunnel. Others see a Yankees legend as the next manager. (But don’t we already have one?)
Speaking of heat, Marlins prospect Edward Cabrera was throwing some in the high 90’s. Apparently, he's got a sweet curve, too.
Edward Cabrera sat 97-98 in the first and rung up Heliot Ramos on this curve. #Marlins pic.twitter.com/2vUt0eEUwx— Josh Norris (@jnorris427) April 10, 2018
Other Marlins prospects are off to good starts, too. You can scroll down a ways in this article to see an update on the Marlins’ 2017 draft class.
If you like stats as much as I do, well I’ve got some doozies for you. We’re gonna start with a good one, skip right over the bad ones and finish on a high note:
DID YOU KNOW: Brian Anderson has more walks than strikeouts in 2018. José Reyes (63 BB/56 K in 2012) was the last Marlins player to do that in a qualified season.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) April 10, 2018
That’s our very random stat of the day. pic.twitter.com/YTcGVOBCZq
Jarlin Garcia makes his first career start today. He’ll face off against Zack Wheeler. Here’s how the teams match up against those two starters.
Finally, have you heard about the Miami Marlins name game that’s sweeping the nation?
Your Miami Marlins name is whatever name you select at random off the Miami Marlins' roster. I'm Braxton Lee.— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) April 11, 2018
I’m Miguel Rojas! Tell me which Marlin you are in the comments.