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Marlins links, 5/8/18: Jarlin sputters, birthday boy Lewis Brinson, Matt Harvey fit?

The Fish look to bounce back after a blowout loss yesterday. Here are Tuesday’s links!

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Jarlin García gets hit hard

It turns out that García is human after all. He pitched the shortest outing of his starting career, lasting only four innings and allowing seven runs on six hits. Garcia was victim of the long ball—he gave up one home run apiece to Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Ian Happ. That hole was too deep for the Marlins to overcome, as they could only muster up two runs and lost by a final score of 14-2.

Matt Harvey: potential Marlin?

Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Marlin Maniac asks: Can Matt Harvey revive his career in Miami?

The Dark Knight has fallen out of favor in New York. Harvey was DFA’d by the Mets after he refused a demotion to Triple-A last Friday. After pitching at an All-Star-caliber level in the early part of his career, he hasn't been able to rebound from significant injury issues (Tommy John surgery and thoracic outlet syndrome).

So far this season, Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA, but at the age of 29 and legitimate accomplishments on his resume, he presents too much upside for the Marlins not to at least consider bringing him in...right?

Happy birthday, Sweet Lew!

Lewis Brinson turns 24 today. The Marlins center fielder didn't play in last night’s game, but look for Lewis to return to the lineup in his usual role. Hopefully, he has a great night at the dish.

Free hiking backpack

We have partnered with local Miami-based company, Huspas, to give away a free hiking backpack to one of our readers ($50 value). All you have to do on your end is make Marlins-related predictions throughout the season (i.e. attendance, game score, and prop bets). For more information, read the Icthyomancy Update!

Jose Ureña seeks revenge

The first time Ureña faced the Cubs, he didn't have his best stuff. He gave up five runs in four innings pitched and the first home run of 2018 to Ian Happ.

Ureña has been much better of late, having allowed two runs in the past 14 innings pitched. The Marlins are looking to even the series and will need him to lead them tonight.