Marlins lose the series, narrowly avoid the no-hitter
José, how do you feel about the Marlins giving 0 runs *and* 0 hits of support while you were in the game?— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 10, 2018
6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (86 pitches) pic.twitter.com/HNqoOGh3q9
Another José Ureña start and another game without any run support from the Marlins offense. Ureña only allowed three runs on six hits, in six innings with five strikeouts, probably good enough to win if Clayton Richard hadn’t pitched his best game of the season.
The Marlins were being no-hit until a Miguel Rojas two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Marlins’ lone run would later come around to score on a JT Riddle single.
Super fan makes the flight home
Miami Marlins super fan Zack Raab flew all the way from Israel just in time to celebrate the Marlins 25th anniversary. Raab met with Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson as well as almuni Charlie Hough, Luis Castillo, and Gaby Sánchez (to name a few).
He chronicled all the fun on Twitter.
Will Banfield is officially a Marlin
The Fish have agreed to terms with top pick Will Banfield, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro confirms. Banfield was tabbed as the best defensive catcher in the draft coming out of high school. He also had a strong commitment to Vanderbilt, so the team had to pay him far above slot value (No. 69 overall) to convince him otherwise.
The teenager joins a Marlins farm system that’s thin at the catcher position. He could succeed J.T. Realmuto in that role if Realmuto is traded or leaves in free agency after the 2020 season.
Hey Marlins fans, thanks for the support during this weekend it was great seeing you all there rocking the teal colors. I’m giving away my game shoes stay tune for more info tomorrow #25thAnniversaryWeekend #FloridaMarlins #Marlins25 pic.twitter.com/Hyq4QyMU5K— Miguel Rojas (@MRojasOfficial) June 10, 2018
Miguel Rojas is giving away his game-used cleats. The Marlins may not have won the game yesterday, but a lucky Marlins fan will coming away from it feeling very pleased. Check out his Twitter for more updates.
Get BA to DC
The Process Daddy aka Brian CANderson aka BA is making his All-Star case. We need to get Brian Anderson the recognition he deserves. Anderson has been the most consistent Marlin on the field and a leading candidate for the NL Rookie of the Year award.
While that might be great, Anderson still isn't a household name—early fan voting has been a letdown.
This is a call to Marlins fans across the world, to all the Brians, and the Andersons as well: let’s get #BAtoDC!
Jesse gets us ready for the four-game series which runs Monday through Thursday.