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Marlins links, 6/20/18: One bad inning the insult to potential injury

Plus, a whole heckuva lot from the minors, and the rest of your Thursday Marlins links, ya’ll.

Miami Marlins v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Last night’s game

The Marlins fell just short of a comeback once again, losing to the Giants 6-5. Jose Ureña had thrown five scoreless innings before the wheels came off in the sixth and five runs scored.

The final two runs came off the bat of Gorkys Hernandez, who was allowed to continue hitting after a horrendous call.

Facing a three run deficit in the ninth, the Fish battled back against reliever Sam Dyson, plating a run before Brian “Mr. Clutch” Anderson took matters into his own hands and knocked in another. J.T. Realmuto, representing the go-ahead run, would single after Anderson, but both would be stranded there after a pitching change and a strikeout of J.B. Shuck to end it.


Ureña spoke about his performance after the game, as well as what he felt in his arm during the big inning. He also answered questions about his base-running blunder that may have killed a rally.

Mattingly also gave his reaction:


Like, more than once. As a Marlins fan, you know that the team has several strong candidates for the All-Star game in July. We at Fish Stripes have been big on Brian Anderson, of course.

I think it would truly be a crime, however, if J.T. Realmuto doesn’t make it. I am not alone. Baseball Reference, aka Math, aka Science, agrees. The Herald, too, has joined our merry throng. And just came out and said it:

I’ll make it easy for you: this is the ballot.

Down on the farm

Wednesday was a big day for minor league news. The Process proceeded. Beat writers discussed prospects (and trades). A few sharks became Shrimp. And a shark who remained had a good day at work:

(An aside: Are you allowed to pitch these days if you don’t have a tattoo sleeve on your arm? Asking for a friend.)

Speaking of tat sleeves…

It’ll soon be Pitbull bobblehead “305” Day at Marlins Park! Dale!

Up next:

The Marlins are off today, but will take on the Rockies in Denver this weekend. Here’s how the probable starters line up.

It should be a high scoring affair!