Last night’s game
Matt Carpenter did it again, homering in the sixth inning to give the Cardinals the lead for good, in what would turn out to be a 7-1 defeat for the Marlins.
Trevor Richards had been excellent prior to surrendering the home run, and still finished with a solid line.
New career high 16 swinging strikes for Trevor Richards. Most of em on that signature pitch of his...— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 9, 2018
5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (97 pitches) pic.twitter.com/EsUKVpOFDz
“El Profe” spoke after the game:
.@Marlins pitcher Trevor Richards looks to emphasize a focus on executing pitches in the zone and making every pitch count. #JustGettinStarted #MLB pic.twitter.com/GMdTntCalD— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 9, 2018
Mattingly was forced to address Carpenter’s insane hitting:
.@Marlins manager Don Mattingly recaps tonight's loss after another standout performance from Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter. #JustGettinStarted #MLB pic.twitter.com/e08Yrpbg2d— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 9, 2018
The Sun-Sentinel has three takeaways from the game.
Derek Jeter was all over the news before and during the game. He first made it known how the club would like to retain J.T. Realmuto and sign him long-term.
The Marlins’ boss spoke on a variety of other topics, too: the team’s recent funk, the recently-promoted prospects and the improvements in the farm system. He later joined the Fox Sports booth for a bit.
.@Marlins CEO Derek Jeter joins @hollytime28 and @SeverinoMLB in the broadcast booth to discuss the progress of the current season and how the Marlins respond to adversity. #JustGettinStarted #MLB pic.twitter.com/JE6zZkNTUd— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 9, 2018
In other news, Lewis Brinson and Garrett Cooper are returning soon. The Herald highlights how Starlin Castro has been a solid veteran and a leader on a young club.
Meet Tristan Pompey
The Marlins got a first-round talent with the No. 89 pick in June’s draft. Outfielder Tristan Pompey has progressed rapidly to High-A Jupiter, producing from both sides of the plate (.317/.432/.423 overall).
Ian met him on Wednesday afternoon for a one-on-one conversation about his Canadian roots, experience at the University of Kentucky and professional goals. Check it out!
The Fish are off today, but the home stand continues Friday at 7:10 p.m. as they host the Mets. Jose Ureña (3-11) will take on Zack Wheeler (6-6).
Here's a preview of tomorrow's starters as the @Marlins face off against the New York Mets in a 3 game home stand. #JustGettinStarted #MLB pic.twitter.com/Ibnl4b0olP— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) August 9, 2018