Last night’s game
I will no longer say “poor José Ureña,” because he did it! Ureña finally won! He got some run support at last—thanks in large part to homers from J.T. Riddle and Brian Anderson—and avoided becoming the first pitcher in franchise history to start a season 0-8. (Brad Ziegler at 0-5 still has a chance though.)
Even more importantly, the Marlins ended their losing streak at six games, thanks in large part to this play:
That's your Marlins PLAY OF THE YEAR José Ureña picks off Tommy Pham in the 5th. Critical out to preserve the lead and qualify him for 1st W of the season! pic.twitter.com/B1JrZWEQdA— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 6, 2018
Speaking of Ziegler, he pitched the eighth as one of four Fish relievers to throw a scoreless inning, securing his first hold of the season. His replacement as closer, Kyle Barraclough, locked down the 7-4 victory and notched his first save since taking over the role last week.
What about the latest catch?
Oh, there’s a draft going on? Here is everything you need to know about everything, so far. The third and final day of selections (rounds 11-40) kicks off at 12pm ET.
When all that hard work pays off
Thanks to the Mercyhurst Prep (PA) baseball team for sharing this emotional moment between right-hander Chris Vallimont and his family. In the fifth round at No. 147 overall, Vallimont was drafted well ahead of his expected slot.
This is where Marlins 5th-rounder Chris Vallimont was when his name was called pic.twitter.com/CIR4ORd0eh— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 6, 2018
As the Marlins prepare to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the color teal got its own hype video:
Of course, this begs an age-old question: why not reintroduce it permanently?
Fans can also relive great moments in Marlins history on the team YouTube channel, like Luis Castillo breaking the mark for longest hit streak by a foreign-born player.
A link so nice…
I’ll include it a second time. Therein are also updates on Marlins president of business operations Chip Bowers’ plans for making Marlins park a year-round destination as well as updating the FOOD!
And while he’s technically no longer a Marlin, Giancarlo Stanton’s rematch with Detroit’s Mike Fiers—best known for hitting Stanton in the face with a fastball—will be of interest to you all.
And I don’t have a cool graphic with any of that info on it, so I will leave you with this piece of advice instead: