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Marlins links, 7/11/18: Lopez falters early, Yelich proves huge

Plus, Alcantara rehabbing, and other steps in the Process.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Last night’s game:

Pablo Lopez dug the Fish into an early hole and Christian Yelich reminded us of better times, driving in four for the Brewers, who won 8-4 on Tuesday.

As always, Mattingly addressed the press afterward:

Roster hubbub

The visiting Brewers are in on Derek Dietrich trade talks. And Lewis Brinson is still inactive, but Sandy Alcántara is working his way back.

J.T. Riddle has been on fire, but the next step in the process was at the game Monday night:

It’s science!

WAR! What is it good for? Pretty much just for Brian Anderson’s ROY chances. That is the end of the list since J.T. Realmuto, second in MLB in WAR among position players, couldn’t even get voted to the All-Star game.

Fresh off his walk-off single, Bryan Holaday clues us in on what it’s like to be a backup catcher.

Today’s game:

Intriguing rookie Freddy Peralta (4-1) takes the hill vs. Dan Straily (3-4) tonight at 7:10 PM.

With no cool game-preview graphic today, I leave you with a minor league update: