Marlins swept by Arizona
Marlins fall in the series finale, 6-1. This weekend, they looked like the worst team in baseball.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 3, 2018
2018 season record: 20-39 pic.twitter.com/X0r7rgJdk1
The Marlins were beat by the Diamondbacks to complete the sweep. With yesterday’s loss, the Marlins have dropped six in a row, their longest streak of the season.
Sloppy defense hurt them again with two errors in the fifth inning. Dan Straily wasn’t able to pitch deep into the game, but in his 4 1⁄3 innings, he allowed one run along with four strikeouts and five walks. Adam Conley and Tayron Guerrero allowed five runs combined (four were earned runs). The Marlins lone run was a Justin Bour RBI double in the ninth inning.
Lewis Brinson continues to struggle
Lewis Brinson was the headliner in the Christian Yelich trade. Many reporters had him pegged has the rookie of the year, however, Brinson hasn't been able to put it all together yet.
The Marlins have given him the necessary at-bats to prove himself at the plate and aside from a two home run game in Milwaukee and the hot start to the season, he hasn't;t been much of a threat at the plate. His calling card this season has been his defense in centerfield but a couple of misplays against the Padres and Diamondbacks have cost the Marlins potential wins. Many think it’s time for Brinson to join the New Orleans Baby Cakes to get back on track. At the moment Brinson’s inability to play up to his potential is only hurting the team and his probably overdue for a stint in the minor leagues until he proves he could hit.
Clear your schedule: the future is here
Here’s how to follow the 2018 MLB amateur draft tonight, with the Marlins selecting at No. 13, No. 53 and No. 69 overall...
Rounds: 1-2 plus Competitive Balance Round A and B (78 picks total)
Time: 7pm ET
TV: MLB Network
Online streaming: MLB.com
Fish Stripes under new management
With the departure of Thomas Bennett, we’ve been in between leadership, but Ely Sussman stepped up and proved to be the right man for the job. Please join us in congratulating him and welcoming him to his tenure as managing editor.
More teal, please!
In a 25th anniversary mood, Ryan Yousefi of the Miami New Times challenges new team ownership to restore the old color scheme. If anybody doesn’t agree with that, speak up in the comments.
CJ is ready to party like it’s 1997
A guest of Will Manso on WPLG Local 10, former Marlins World Series champ Charles Johnson takes a trip down memory lane with the anniversary celebration coming up this weekend.