That Riddle had a big game coming was no mystery to us, however. The Sun-Sentinel ran a feature on the win that heretofore I had not seen but that I hope becomes regular. Fangraphs took note of Riddle, too. Mattingly, as usual, offered his thoughts on the win:
.@Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down the Citrus Series victory over Rays, discussing today’s overall approach after Game 2’s 16 innings and how the Marlins are accepting their identity. #MLB #JuntosMiami pic.twitter.com/kKheLUfYTt— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) July 4, 2018
Sweet Lew and Alcántara weren’t the only ones to wind up injured. A cooler ironically went on the DL mid-game after hothead Carlos Gomez used it for batting practice:
We weren't *going* to have fireworks at Marlins Park today... pic.twitter.com/7MQAbkbgXU— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 4, 2018
Marlins Twitter remained on point in the replies section, too.
Today’s the last day you can: Vote Realmuto.
Since Fox Sports didn’t provide me with a graphic, I leave you with this touching rendition of God Bless America from yesterday’s game. Note the reactions of the veterans at the beginning and when the song reaches its climax — pretty amazing stuff, I say.