The Marlins got beat down by the Braves last night. The better team won and it was not even close. The offensive attack by Atlanta lasted throughout the game. The Braves scored in 7 out of the 9 innings. The Fish scored one run which was a solo shot by Justin Bour, while the Braves scored 12.
Jose Ureña continued his streak of abysmal starts at home. Ureña has given up 12 home runs all year and 10 of them have been at home. That is how the scoring in this game started, Freddie Freeman blasted a two-run home run into the stands. This really set the tone for the night.
Ureña was completely hittable throughout the game. The pitches caught too much of the plate and the Braves took advantage. Freeman’s home run was not the only one, Dansby Swanson also hit a solo shot off of Ureña.
The Marlins made the pitching change in the fifth inning, Ureña had ultimately given up five earned runs. Ben Meyer took his place and was not much better. Meyer gave up four earned runs on six hits, in three innings of work.
The final pitcher for the Fish was Brett Graves, he did not have any success either. Graves gave up three runs in his two innings of work. The pitching was not there last night and the hot Braves cleaned up easily. There was not much offense for the Fish, as from early on it seemed pretty much clear who would win.
Kingfish: Freddie Freeman (.155 WPA).
Flounder: José Ureña (-.315).
Play of the game: Freddie Freeman starting things off with a two-run home run.
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Probable Pitching Matchup
|ATLANTA BRAVES||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Ronald Acuna - LF||Starlin Castro - 2B|
|Charlie Culberson - 2B||Brian Anderson - RF|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||J.T. Realmuto - C|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Justin Bour - 1B|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Martin Prado - 3B|
|Johan Camargo - 3B||Cameron Maybin - CF|
|Ender Inciarte - CF||Miguel Rojas - SS|
|Dansby Swanson - SS||Yadiel Rivera - LF|
|Sean Newcomb - LHP||Jose Urena - RHP|
The Marlins will be taking on the Braves in Miami for a short two game series. This will be a good test for the Fish, especially after their disappointing series against the Rays. The trade deadline is fast approaching and hopefully the Fish can show off what they have. There have been multiple reports of the Miami bullpen being targeted, other players who could be gone include Derek Dietrich, J.T. Realmuto and Dan Straily.
José Ureña will be on the mound for the Fish tonight. Ureña is bringing a 4.39 earned run average into tonight. His last start was not a great showing, the Phillies jumped all over Ureña and knocked him out early. The Braves will be a harder challenge with an offense like theirs.
Sean Newcomb will be pitching against the Fish tonight. Newcomb has had much better success than Ureña. He currently has a 3.51 earned run average. The Fish have been overlooked all season and tonight will be no different. The Marlins need to win these games, so let’s hope for a quick two game sweep!
Game Thread Question: The next 13 games for the Fish will be against their division rivals (5 vs Braves, 4 vs Nats, 4 vs Phils). What is their record at the end of this 13 game stretch? (I believe 8-5).