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Marlins links, 7/16/18: Fish Bites sits down with Tommy Hutton, Jorge Guzman dominates Futures Game, MLB All-Star week

Some Marlins links to kick off All-Star festivities!

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Marlins take two of the three from the Phillies

The Marlins’ provided their own fireworks in yesterday’s win against the Phillies. Jose Ureña’s start was cut short when he allowed five runs in the fourth inning, but the Fish stormed back with an eight-run fifth-inning that began with Cameron Maybin’s second home run of the season. NL ROY candidate Brian Anderson aka The Process Daddy drove in three runs with his eighth home run, Miguel Rojas and Justin Bour each hit a two-run single. The Marlins added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to secure the W, 10-5.

Summarizing the Marlins first half

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Ely Sussman takes a look at the Marlins first half in 10 stats. Although the Marlins have a worse record at this point than the Giancarlo Stanton led Marlins the difference is only five games. The new look Marlins have the best catcher in baseball, a potential ROY, plenty of rookies for a promising future.

One can only expect an improvement after the All Star break especially given the Marlins recent success (winning back-to-back series against the Brewers and Phillies and 8 of the past 12 series overall).

Fish Bites interviews Tommy Hutton

The Marlins broadcaster is our special guest on the upcoming Fish Bites podcast episode. Hutton’s career spans over five decades both as a player and color analyst. He can seen frequently during the second half of the season doing pre-game and post-game coverage on FOX Sports Florida and the FOX Sports GO app.

As a little teaser, host Aram Leighton discusses both of these Marlins moments with Tommy:

Jorge Guzman shines in Futures Game

During yesterday’s Futures Game, Jorge Guzman was on display for the entire baseball world to see. Guzman only pitched 23 of an inning, allowed one hit and struck out Cardinals prospect Andrew Knizner on a 99-mph fastball. Guzman threw 10 pitches (all fastballs) and his velocity didn’t drop below 96 MPH.

Home Run Derby kicks off MLB All-Star events

While no Marlins will be participating in the Home Run Derby, this year’s field features NL East foes Rhys Hoskins, Bryce Harper, and Freddie Freeman.

The derby introductions begin tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN.