Marlins drop both games of doubleheader
The Marlins dropped both games of yesterday’s doubleheader. They were outscored 15-2 overall.
Pablo López was on the mound for Game 1. He struggled in the middle innings after good execution the first time through the order, charged with five earned runs over 5 1⁄3 innings pitched. The Marlins offense only mustered up one run provided by an Isaac Galloway double.
Merandy Gonzalez made his first MLB start during Game 2. He settled down after a long opening inning and didn’t walk any Braves the entire night. Miami’s bullpen was roughed up, though, for three runs over 2 1⁄3 innings.
Ronald Acuña Jr. was the MVP of the day. He homered to lead off both ends of the doubleheader, going 6-for-8 overall with five RBIs. José Fernández disciple Touki Toussaint was phenomenal in his major league debut. The 22-year-old completed six strong innings and flashed a nasty curveball.
Making his MLB debut vs. the Marlins, Braves RHP Touki Toussaint knew José Fernández: “It’s time for me to follow in your footsteps” #JDF16 pic.twitter.com/SSHGUGMAGk— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 13, 2018
Prado and Rojas both out with injuries
Martín Prado and Miguel Rojas both suffered leg injuries in yesterday’s double header.
Prado suffered a strain left quad in the first game and was replaced by Rojas. The slumping veteran was placed on the 10-day DL later in the afternoon and Christopher Bostick was called up to fill his roster spot. Bad luck struck again as Rojas was injured during the second game. His ankle contusion is less severe, thankfully. The Marlins consider him day-to-day.
Brinson begins rehab
Lewis Brinson is expected to begin his rehab assignment today in Double-A Jacksonville. He’s been on the DL since July 4 with a hip injury. Expect the center fielder to return to the active roster around September 1.
When healthy, Brinson was in the midst of a disappointing rookie campaign, batting .186 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs.
Jeter opens up
In a massive new profile, Derek Jeter opens up about his commitment to building a strong Marlins organization. We also learn more about his relationships with other key front office personnel, and the frustrating parts of his post-playing life. https://t.co/dKSCOaD2q3— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 14, 2018
Derek Jeter gave ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick an inside look at the new Miami Marlins. Jeter has been vocal about the prior administration’s shortcomings and how his process is going to take some time, but ultimately yield championship results.
The Crasnick article will have fans feeling satisfied with Jeter’s commitment, while also raising a few concerns about the feasibility of this plan.