That about sums it up
There’s not a prettier sight in baseball. The Marlins’ first two hitters, Starlin Castro and Derek Dietrich, each tallied four hits and scored five runs between them. Dietrich also knocked in three and hit a homer. Brian Anderson kept up his clutch hitting. Lewis Brinson went deep twice. It didn’t matter that Wei-Yin Chen couldn’t get through the fifth.
Manager Don Mattingly sounded happier than usual:
In case you missed it yesterday, or perhaps even the day before that, we’ve got everything you need to know about everything draft, including Day 3. MLB.com says Jeter and Co. got a ton of athletes. But if you’d still like the Cliff’s notes version:
Breakdown by position of the #Marlins 41 picks in the draft - 25 pitchers (23 college pitchers), seven outfielders (including 1st rounder Connor Scott and 3rd rounder Tristan Pompey), four catchers, four shortstops and one third baseman. @HeraldSports— Andre Fernandez (@AndreMHsports) June 6, 2018
With their 28th-round selection, the Marlins took Gonzaga University shortstop Gunnar Schubert. If you’ve followed the draft closely in previous years, that should sound familiar.
Minor leaguers promoted
The Marlins will have made a few transactions by the weekend:
As the Super-Two cut-off approaches, it will be exciting to see which other prospects the Fish call up.
Today’s matinee game
Miami goes for the sweep—the club hasn’t completed one all season—as the recently-promoted Trevor Richards (0-2) takes on Jupiter native Miles Mikolas (6-1) at 1:15 PM.
With no cool graphic again today, I leave you with fish food for thought:
Final thought tonight— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 7, 2018
Lewis Brinson has had a bad season. He also has more home runs (in fewer plate appearances) than Yelich or Ozuna while playing in a tougher home ballpark. ☕️