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Miami Marlins links 7/25/18: Realmuto and Starlin star, back quality Chen

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Plus, a couple of important debuts and the rest of your Hump Day Marlins links, ya’ll.

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Yesterday’s game

The Marlins had their own one-sided affair last night, winning 9-3, and got their revenge on the Braves for Monday’s drubbing. Miami jumped on Julio Teheran early, as J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run bomb in the first, his 13th bomb of the season.

Wei-Yin Chen kept up his solid pitching at home, turning in his fourth straight quality start at Marlins Park. And the 33-year-old wasn’t only quality, he also notched the first extra-base hit and scored the first run of his MLB career.

Mattingly spoke about the performance afterward:

Realmuto got the pie treatment and was still able to finish his post-game interview:

Two debuts:

As was reported, the team called up prospect Magneurys Sierra to make his Marlins debut. One of the major pieces in the Marcell Ozuna trade, the newest Marlin would strike out twice while batting eighth and playing center field. Prior to the game, he spoke about his recall to the bigs.

The other debut was not of a player, but still an MVP…chain, dedicated to Jose Fernandez. The inaugural MVP, Starlin Castro, explained:

Catch the full story here. Fish Stripes broke the news on the chain’s inscription:

Trade hubbub:

Perhaps surprisingly, the most interesting lefty in the world is not this guy. Rather, it’s the man pictured here:

Of course, virtually the entire Marlins bullpen is drawing interest, but in the case of another controllable arm, Drew Steckenrider, not quite enough yet:

Other news:

Marlins fans already know about the fantastic rookie season Brian Anderson is having. But now, even the national and international media are picking up on the story.

Tomorrow, Fox Sports Florida is having a fantasy auction, and there are quite a few pretty cool packages on which to bid. Here is one such example:

Up next:

It’s one of those newfangled Wednesday off-days, so the Fish will wait till Thursday to host the Nats for a four-game set. Dan Straily (4-4) could be making his final start as a Marlin and will face the ever dangerous TBD (0-0).