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:
.@Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down the team's victory over the Braves on Tuesday afternoon and gives his thoughts on the performance of Wei-Yin Chen both on the mound and at the plate. #JuntosMiami #JustGettinStarted pic.twitter.com/63cZfkQhkR— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) July 24, 2018
Realmuto got the pie treatment and was still able to finish his post-game interview:
.@Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto says it was good to see the team maintain pressure Tuesday afternoon in a bounce-back win over the visiting Atlanta Braves. #JuntosMiami #JustGettinStarted pic.twitter.com/taksHBbNGu— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) July 24, 2018
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:
Uh...any contender still need a reliever? Anybody?! pic.twitter.com/EC9FhVJ3aT— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 25, 2018
Perhaps surprisingly, the most interesting lefty in the world is not this guy. Rather, it’s the man pictured here:
The Trade Deadline's Most Interesting Lefty https://t.co/qYErgeDnlA— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) July 24, 2018
Of course, virtually the entire Marlins bullpen is drawing interest, but in the case of another controllable arm, Drew Steckenrider, not quite enough yet:
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:
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).