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Marlins links, 5/24/18: Fish steal series from Mets

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MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s game

Dan Straily gave the Marlins the pitchers’ duel they knew they’d need, hurling six innings of one-run ball. The Marlins’ bats, dormant until the ninth, came through just in time:

It was the team’s first ninth-inning comeback in nearly two years. Naturally, there was a lot to talk about afterward.

Bullpen developments

Junichi Tazawa, he of the 9.00 ERA (you read that right—NINE) was mercifully released, and now faces a predicament.

Former rotation member Adam Conley, who got the win in last night’s thriller, has had to reinvent himself this year, but has made it back to the pen with increased velocity.

Imma just stay right here

Baserunners are having second thoughts about running on the Marlins these days. They’ve got to think about J.T. Realmuto’s Statcast-breaking pop time.

And then they’ve got to consider Bryan Holaday’s streak of seven consecutive would-be base stealers thrown out, a Marlins team record. Altogether, opponents have a terrible 45.7 percent success rate against the Fish.

Not all bad

Colby adds some important context to the Marlins’ performance this season. With most of their NL East opponents overachieving, it’s been overshadowing the positive developments so far.

Stock rising

At Marlin Maniac, Hector Lozada updates the progress of right-hander Pablo Lopez at Double-A Jacksonville. Lopez wasn’t highly regarded when he arrived in 2017’s David Pehlps trade, but already on the 40-man roster, he’s making a compelling case for a major league call-up this September.

Up next

Poor Jose Ureña. Dude starts the season 0-7, and now faces best-pitcher-on-earth Max Scherzer. The Marlins take on the Nationals at 7:10 PM on Friday.