Last night’s game:
Former substitute teacher Trevor Richards survived first inning jitters, giving up one run in the first frame, including two walks, before settling down for five scoreless en route to his first Major League win. The Marlins did all their scoring in the fourth, taking the lead for good with J.T. Riddle’s RBI double:
Of course, Mattingly spoke after the game. Richards beamed while discussing what that first W meant to him, and Kyle Barraclough explained what getting the rookie that milestone signified for the team.
Star-of-the-game Riddle, however, got the pie treatment, and I think he should also get a medal for finishing the interview despite clearly having shaving cream in his eyes. Ouch.
Here comes the monkey!— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) June 13, 2018
.@_Riddler_10 tells @KellySaco that RHP Trevor Richards did great, and the @Marlins are proud to have gotten these last two wins against the San Francisco Giants! #MLB #JuntosMiami pic.twitter.com/wgZm8LQTON
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Lewis Brinson may have struggled so far this season on offense, but his defense is gold-glove caliber. This is probably a large part of the reason why he’s been allowed to sort through his problems at the Major League level.
And here are a couple more players with ties to South Florida and/or the Marlins. I wonder if Joe Dunand ever gets tired of hearing about his famous uncle. On the other hand, Dereck Rodriguez might have saved himself that grief by playing a different position than his famous kin.
Pudge Rodriguez's kid was a Marlins clubhouse fixture as an 11-year-old during the summer of '03. Now he's a rookie pitcher for the Giants looking to beat his father's former team.https://t.co/1WY1LRvYDn— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) June 11, 2018
And from the Where Are They Now files: Mat Latos incited a wild benches-clearing brawl in an independent league game.
Expect a good amount of Giants supporters at the ballpark these next two days, as the rest of the series for San Francisco will feature Miami natives on the mound. Andrew Suarez (2-4) precedes Dereck Rodriguez and gets the start on Wednesday. Caleb Smith (5-6) opposes him for the home team. Game time is 7:10 PM.