Last night’s game:
Once again, starting with the good news:
Good news is Trevor Richards handled himself pretty well. Better news is Marlins don't play the Red Sox again for a few more years. https://t.co/rUzu0pBJ47— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 30, 2018
The Marlins and “El profe” Trevor Richards were having a nice day at Fenway Park yesterday, enjoying a 5-3 lead entering the bottom of the seventh. Richards put a few guys on and a couple runs scored in the frame before Don Mattingly removed him. From there, the floodgates opened for the Red Sox offense as they plated 11 runs while the Marlins bullpen couldn’t get anybody out. The final score was 14-6. If you like revisiting painful memories, you can watch the video highlights.
Don Mattingly had a hard time finding answers for the bullpen supernova.
.@Marlins manager Don Mattingly breaks down the loss to Boston Red Sox, mentioning the 11-run 7th inning and Trevor Richards' start. #MLB pic.twitter.com/OMTd9bP8QU— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 30, 2018
Elsewhere in Marlins Nation
If you’re interested in getting to know the players off the field, you can see Miguel Rojas visit famed Marlins team barber, Hugo “Juice” Tandron, for a haircut. Fox Sports has a new episode of Marlins Clubhouse featuring J.T. Riddle very appropriately fishing.
And the Fish announced another new initiative, “Comunidad 305” that will permit fans to bring noisemakers and musical instruments to the game to make Marlins Park louder as well as allow fans to enjoy a game the way they would in their native culture. If you’ve ever been to the World Baseball Classic or watched soccer's World Cup, you know this will be fun. MLB’s Cut4 wants to make sure Pit Bull gets invited.
MLB.com also published a couple of interesting pieces for fans of all teams. First, here’s a look back at each franchise’s best post-season push. They also say Lewis Brinson’s return from the DL could have the biggest impact on the Fish in September.
Already looking to next year?
If you’re already gearing up for 2019, well today must feel like Christmas for you. The Marlins 2019 Spring Training schedule is out:
The #Marlins and #MLB Spring Training schedules announced for 2019— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) August 29, 2018
And a new Fish Bites podcast is out which talks about the 2019 rotation:
So many candidates for the 2019 Marlins rotation, but we agreed that Trevor Richards and Pablo López already have their spots locked up. New Fish Bites podcast! https://t.co/v7YYWvFtGO— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 29, 2018
The Fish are off today but return home to take on another A.L. East foe tomorrow at 7:10 p.m. The Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez (3-5) faces off against Dan Straily (5-6).