Dan Straily brought the Thunder— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 25, 2018
6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (98 pitches) pic.twitter.com/UM1iCrt1zX
The Marlins battled it out with the Braves and came out with the one-zip victory. The offense was quiet for the most part and the pitching flourished. The Fish have tied up the four game series one to one.
Dan Straily had a great game tonight. Limiting the Braves to three hits and one walk is no easy feat. Straily kept himself out of bad situations, and kept the ball in the zone for the most part. Straily also drew a walk when he was up at bat. He was firing on all cylinders tonight, even the defense was there with strong glove work.
Mike Foltynewicz was on the mound for the Braves. He struck out eighth batters over six innings. He only gave up one run on two hits. Both pitchers deserved better from their offenses but only the Fish would deliver.
The Fish only had three hits tonight but strung two of them together to score a run. That was all that was needed tonight and it came during the bottom of the fourth inning. Brian Anderson doubled to left field to start the offense for the Fish. Derek Dietrich followed that up with a single to center field, Anderson scored easily. One run, who would of thought that would be enough.
DIETZ drives in ANDY to give the @Marlins the 1-0 lead over the Braves in the 4th!— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 25, 2018
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The ninth inning was fun per usual for the Fish. Don Mattingly had a big decision to make with Kyle Barraclough just coming off the disabled list. Low leverage situations is what is in his future, and Drew Steckenrider pitched the eighth. So who would come in for the save? Adam Conley was the answer.
Conley’s first batter he faced was Adam Duvall. Duvall hit what looked like the game tying home run, about 390 feet. Luckily for the Fish the wall read 391, thank you Marlins park. Rafael Ortega made a leaping catch to get the first out of the ninth. After that scare Conley finished up the game and the Fish got their W.
Swordfish: Dan Straily (.360WPA).
Flounder: Tyler Flowers (-.168).
Play of the game: Derek Dietrich RBI single.
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Probable Pitching Matchup
|Ronald Acuna - LF||Rafael Ortega - RF|
|Ender Inciarte - CF||J.T. Realmuto - C|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||Brian Anderson - 3B|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Derek Dietrich - 1B|
|Johan Camargo - 3B||Austin Dean - LF|
|Ozzie Albies - 2B||JT Riddle - SS|
|Tyler Flowers - C||Miguel Rojas - 2B|
|Dansby Swanson - SS||Magneuris Sierra - CF|
|Mike Foltynewicz - RHP||Dan Straily - RHP|
The drama of the Marlins and the Braves continues tonight! Yesterday the Marlins got beat 5-0 by the Braves. Ronald Acuña Jr. blasted a home run off the Fish, perfect revenge for him. But it was not finished there, as later in the game Javy Guerra hit Acuña Jr. in the arm. The Braves retaliated by hitting Brian Anderson the following inning.
What will happen tonight? Will the Fish or the Braves strike first? Or will the whole thing just disappear now? Dan Straily will be going up against Mike Foltynewicz but all eyes will be on Acuña Jr. to see what happens next. Some exciting stuff for the Fish, if you are into that kind of stuff.
Game Thread Question: Will the Fish or the Braves continue the beef tonight?