Jose Ureña gave up a leadoff home run and made a costly throwing error, but pitched well overall, allowing just one earned run over seven innings. He was once again the victim of poor run support, however, as Aaron Nola dominated for the Phillies. We summed up the frustration on Twitter:
As he often does, José Ureña created early trouble for himself, then totally locked in. Arguably the best winless starting pitcher in MLB this season.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 3, 2018
7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K (108 pitches) pic.twitter.com/N9WTLTlniF
But what do you think of Ureña’s performance?
After the game, Don Mattingly spoke on Urena’s outing, the offense’s inability to get anything rolling, and some of the miscues that cost the team.
These go to 11
Those of you who don’t wish to dwell on the loss, look back on Tuesday’s walk-off win and why it was important to Yadi’s everywhere and also Puerto Rico. Miami’s Yadi also reminds Don Mattingly of another current Marlin.
Need for Speed?
The Marlins’ Tayron Guerrero and the Cardinals’ Jordan Hicks seem to have a little competition going. Just one day after Guerrero threw this pitch at 101.8 MPH, surpassing Hicks, the Cardinal rookie reclaimed his velocity crown by hitting 102.0 MPH. It’s now up to Guerrero to answer... if he wants. His 101.8 MPH heater still has the highest perceived velocity of any pitch this season, at 102.5 MPH, and maybe perception is what really matters.
Fish Futures (and more speed)
If you’d like a glimpse of the Marlins’ future, aka their No. 2 prospect, check out our Marlins on the Rise profile of Sandy Alcántara, centerpiece of the Marcell Ozuna deal.
Wei-Yin Chen makes his second start of the season Friday, his first against the Reds. Here’s how he stacks up against mound opponent Sal Romano.