Last night’s game
To force extras in the first place, Justin Bour ended Zach Eflin’s shutout bid with a pinch-hit home run in the sixth inning.
.@Marlins first baseman @bour41 smacks his 5th homer of the season during the bottom of the 6th inning, to tie the game against the visiting Phillies. Catch all the action live now on FOX Sports Florida! #MLB #JuntosMiami pic.twitter.com/r0ZGn1hVyZ— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 2, 2018
The current four-game winning streak is a new season high for Miami. Read our full recap here.
Stats of the day
Fish Stripes Twitter always has your very random stat of the day, so don’t get it confused with these very logical and pertinent stats of the day:
Yadiel Rivera wins it with a walk-off single in the 10th. Marlins have now won four straight and six of their past seven.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) May 2, 2018
Marlins prospect Aaron Knapp received some big-league advice from his brother Aaron, who is a catcher with the Phillies. Also in the above link are updates on J.T. Riddle’s rehab (shoulder) and No. 14 prospect Braxton Lee hitting the minor league DL (hamstring).
- The Marlins got Tyler Kinley back after the Twins had taken him in the Rule 5 draft. Kinley struggled mightily in major league action (24.30 ERA!), but still shows some promise.
It’s not a sexy news item, but the Marlins just bought another lottery ticket. They are sticking with their new philosophy and hoarding as many power arms as possible https://t.co/FBUJsOX9YI— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 1, 2018
- FanGraphs examined whether Caleb Smith can keep up his success.
- Starlin the Marlin has been under-the-radar solid.
Have a laugh
Mattingly is doing his part to save the team some money.
Veteran reinforcements making an impact
Marlin Maniac identifies the players most responsible for carrying the Marlins to recent success after the 5-17 start to the season.
José Ureña vs. Aaron Nola. The Herald has Wednesday’s game preview.