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.
You’ve got to be quick to catch the speedy Amed Rosario, but the @Marlins have the right man for the job.— #Statcast (@statcast) May 24, 2018
This 1.76-second pop time to 2B by @JTRealmuto is the fastest on a CS since #statcast began tracking in 2015! ⚡ pic.twitter.com/h2TcK4P0SV
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.
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.