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Miami Marlins links: 8/8/18: That was a bummer, man.

Plus, Claw out as closer, and all your Hump Day Marlins links, ya’ll.

St Louis Cardinals v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Last night’s game

Baseball’s hottest hitter versus a bullpen in flux is a situation that often ends predictably. Such was the case Tuesday night when Matt Carpenter took an Elieser Hernandez pitch deep in the eighth inning for what would turn out to be the game-winning home run.

Prior to that, Pablo López was outstanding:

Mattingly offered his thoughts on the performance:

Other news:

That “bullpen in flux” I mentioned earlier? Yeah, Kyle Barraclough has been removed from the closer’s role and replaced by the dreaded committee.

The Herald asks who might emerge to lead it.

The Cardinals, you may remember, are the current employers of one Marcell Ozuna, who is making his first trip to Marlins Park as a visitor.

On the farm:

In addition to the above tweet, it’s been a big week for the Process, as several recent promotees are finding early success with their new teams.

Today’s game:

The rubber match of the series takes place tonight at 7:10 p.m., pitting “El Profe” Trevor Richards (3-6) against John Gant (3-4).

Here’s how they stack up: