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Marlins links, 6/11/18: Marlins drop series, Miguel Rojas giveaway, get #BA2DC

The TEAL might be gone, but Monday’s links are still here.

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Marlins lose the series, narrowly avoid the no-hitter

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,’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.

Marlins giveaway

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

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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!

Marlins/Giants preview

Jesse gets us ready for the four-game series which runs Monday through Thursday.