Yesterday’s game: Call it a streak
On Wednesday, Yahoo wondered when the baseball gods would reward the Marlins for playing hard, to which Lewis Brinson replied, “It’ll come. We just gotta be patient. There’s more.” Did the rookie sense the Fish were on the verge of their first series win of the season? It’s also the club’s first winning streak of the year!
The @Marlins had a fantastic trip to Los Angeles, winning the series with hot hitting and solid defense! #JuntosMiami #MLB https://t.co/Lcj5YksPpC— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) April 26, 2018
Miguel Rojas put the Fish out in front in the fifth with a three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw, prompting a trade retrospective from the SoCal media. Welcome to the Fly Ball Revolution, Miguel. J.T. Realmuto did his best Magic Johnson impression, continuing to own the Dodgers and adding two more jacks.
J.T. Realmuto has ANOTHER remarkable game for the @Marlins in Los Angeles, homers twice! #JuntosMiami #MLB pic.twitter.com/sFSRLP44Q3— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) April 26, 2018
David vs. Goliath
If you read Fish Stripes regularly, you’re already familiar with Trevor Richards’ story. It added another chapter when the former brewer faced MLB’s Brewers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled their hometown boy a couple weeks ago. But no one was expecting this:
Former substitute teacher Trevor Richards out-pitches Clayton Kershaw as Marlins beat Dodgers https://t.co/Sw3Nfe221D pic.twitter.com/KLLedEz8HG— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) April 26, 2018
Richards wouldn’t quite qualify for the win, but he struck out ten in 4.2 innings, allowing just one hit. Attaboy, profe.
Wei-Yin Chen returns Saturday. Our own Ely Sussman wondered how the team should handle him.
When Martin Prado returns, likely during the upcoming homestand, Brian Anderson will be forced to the outfield.
The Marlins are managing Jarlin. And the bullpen is shorthanded.
Bullpen was short tonight for Marlins. Barraclough left before game for bereavement. Steckenrider was unavailable for undisclosed ailment.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) April 26, 2018
The Fish return home now for a six-game homestand beginning Friday against the Rockies. If the series win isn’t enough to get you to come out to the park, maybe this slew of promotions will. Here are Friday’s probable pitchers:
Jose Urena starts for the @Marlins Friday as they take on the Colorado Rockies! #JuntosMiami #MLB pic.twitter.com/fiS6tuZnvd— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) April 26, 2018