Marlins drop six in a row
Dan Straily brought some of his nastiest secondary pitches with him for this one— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 5, 2018
5.1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K (103 pitches) pic.twitter.com/emGl1cWv51
Dan Straily pitched well enough to win albeit his control wasn’t there, he only allowed one run while on the mound (he was charged with the second run after being pulled from the game). Adam Conley pitched 2⁄3 of inning and gave up a run and Drew Steckenrider gave up a home run to Asdrubal Cabrera that the Phillies the lead.
Derek Dietrich and Justin Bour provided all the offense for the Marlins, each player hit a home run in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at three. Brian Anderson recorded another multi-hit game. The NL ROY is a two horse race between Anderson and Washington’s Juan Soto.
Speaking of Straily...
Red Reporter takes another victory lap about the January 2017 trade that saw the Marlins swap three controllable players for the veteran right-hander. Centerpiece Luis Castillo hasn’t reached his top-of-the-rotation potential yet, but the wild card of that package may be figuring things out.
Outfielder Isaiah White—who now goes by “Zeek”—is rocking a 1.015 OPS across two rookie levels this season. Still only 21 years old, “it’s White that just might make this trade remain relevant years down the road.”
Meet the new guy
Right-hander Tommy Eveld has made a strong first impression in the Marlins organization with two scoreless outings for Double-A Jacksonville. John Eshleman of 2080 Baseball studied him closely prior to the deadline trade. His new report details more about Eveld’s fastball/slider combo and major league potential.
Also over the weekend, Jacksonville radio broadcaster Roger Hoover conducted an interview with the Florida native. Eveld shares more about his unconventional path to pro baseball and personal life.
2014 draft prospect heating up
The Marlins 2014 draft class has largely been a disappointment, headlined by second overall pick Tyler Kolek who has yet to pitch above Low-A Greensboro.
But Justin Twine is trying to change the narrative. A teammate of Eveld’s with the Jumbo Shrimp, his slash line is an outstanding .387/.426/.548 through 16 games. No one is sure of how long Twine’s hot streak will last, but he’s a player to keep an eye down the road.
Marlins bullpen out of gas
Marlins bullpen has a 7.99 ERA since the All-Star break. Give us a GIF for that...— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 5, 2018
The bullpens heavy workload is finally catching up with them as they've seem to hit a wall over the last week.
Kyle Barraclough hasn’t been the same pitcher he was in June after giving up 13 runs over his last 10 1⁄3 innings pitched, his ERA has gone from a 0.99 to 3.28 over the last month. Drew Steckenrider and Adam Conley aren't their usual selves either. After being nearly unhittable in June, both of them gave up at least a run in yesterday’s outing to cost the Marlins the game.
Marlins return home
After getting a thrashed on the road the Marlins are finally home and begin a series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Wei-Yin Chen and his 2.18 home ERA (because he's only effective at Marlins Park) will open the series for the Marlins and Luke Weaver (6-9, 4.75 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cardinals.
The Marlins are looking to get back into the win column for the first time in over a week. First pitch is at 7:10p.m.