The Marlins were washed out by the Yankees twelve to one. There was nothing much positive to look at with this game. The pitching was horrendous and the Yankees heavy hitting lineup was too much for a young Marlins team. Jeter and I made the right decision to pass on going to Yankee Stadium tonight.
Caleb Smith went two and one third innings giving up five earned runs on five hits, five walks and a solo home run. The control was not there from the start and the Yankee hitters pounced all over it. Smith had to work hard in the first inning and the fatigue factored in quickly. Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Tyler Austin all walked in the inning, the latter with the bases loaded. This was hard to watch but hopefully is a learning process for the young pitcher.
The game was not out of reach early on, but every inning the hole would get deeper. Tyler Cloyd would come in for Smith in the third and would successfully get out of the inning. Sadly Cloyd would have his own struggle, pitching three and one third innings. He would give up six runs on eight hits, putting the game out of reach for The Fish.
Luis Severino on the other hand had a tremendous night only giving up one hit in six innings. He also struck out eight Marlin hitters in the process. Giancarlo Stanton did not have a memorable night. He may have been the story heading into the game, but his bat was not needed.
On the bright side J.T. Realmuto took batting practice before the game so he should be back soon (If not traded to the Mets).
Someone’s getting closer.— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) April 16, 2018
The Marlins will try to shake this one off as they come back tomorrow and try to split the series. Jarlin Garcia will be taking on Masahiro Tanaka in which should be a fun matchup. First pitch will be a little early again at 6:35pm.
Swordfish: Luis Severino (.185)
Flounder: Caleb Smith (-.292)
Play of The Game: Didi Gregorious two home runs.
Any Itchy picks comment down below (explainer)
|MIAMI MARLINS||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Derek Dietrich - LF||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Miguel Rojas - SS||Aaron Judge - RF|
|Starlin Castro - 2B||Giancarlo Stanton - DH|
|Justin Bour - 1B||Didi Gregorius - SS|
|Brian Anderson - 3B||Gary Sanchez - C|
|Tomas Telis - DH||Aaron Hicks - CF|
|Cameron Maybin - CF||Tyler Austin - 1B|
|J.B. Shuck - RF||Miguel Andujar - 3B|
|Bryan Holaday - C||Ronald Torreyes - 2B|
|Caleb Smith - LHP||Luis Severino - RHP|
After a miserable hurricane like morning in New York City (My sneakers are soaked thanks MTA) baseball will close out the long day. The series we have all been waiting for The Marlins are heading up to the Bronx to take on The Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton will face his former club for the first time since the fire sale of this past offseason. Stanton in the last seven days has a batting average of 353., with three runs, three RBI’s and a stolen base (No home runs so he might be due). This kind of matchup does not occur often since The Marlins are in the National League and The Yankees are in the American League. The Marlins are coming off of another rough series where they only took one out of three from The Pittsburgh Pirates. Caleb Smith will be facing his former club while going up against Luis Severino The Yankees ace. Derek Jeter will be in New York tonight... just not at Yankee Stadium ( Would be just a little awkward). The Fish will be looking for some momentum from this two game series. Heads up start time is 6:35pm eastern, a little earlier than normal.
Which player will have the better game against their former club? Caleb Smith? Starlin Castro? Giancarlo Stanton?