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Marlins links, 9/11/18: Back-to-back postponements, Trevor Richards’ potential, Mattingly’s All-Star roster

Two consecutive days without any Marlins games, but hang in there with Tuesday’s links.

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Another game cancelled

The Marlins series with the Mets was unable to get underway due to some inclement weather. This is the second game in as many days the Marlins have had postponed due to rain.

Monday’s game will be made up on Wednesday as part of a single-admission doubleheader.

Curveball could make all the difference

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Miami’s most surprising rookie has been an undrafted pitcher who was playing in an independent league two years ago. Trevor Richards has been an unexpected gem this season. Alex Carver of Fish on the Farm explores the possibility of him becoming an ace for the Fish.

Richards already possesses one of the best changeups in baseball. However, if he were to develop a reliable curveball, that would potentially take his game to another level.

Meet Tristan Pompey

The Marlins social media team continued their video series introducing top 2018 draft picks.

Outfielder Tristan Pompey was their third-rounder and he just completed a terrific pro debut (.299/.408/.397 in 52 games spread across three minor league levels). Pompey has family in the MLB as his brother Dalton Pompey plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. He already finds himself on the MLB Pipeline’s top Marlins prospects list.

If Pompey’s early success is any indication of his future, the Marlins have found themselves another big leaguer who’s bought into the #JustGettinStarted culture.

2018 All-Star Tour roster partially revealed

Earlier this summer, Don Mattingly was announced as manager of an MLB All-Star team that will travel across Japan in November for a series of exhibitions. We now know eight of the players involved:

So Mattingly will be reunited with at least one familiar face. MLB plans to reveal the rest of the roster in the coming weeks.

Help Vicente Montes

Daniel Álvarez Montes is an outstanding baseball reporter and a friend of Fish Stripes. His uncle in Venezuela is trying to beat prostate cancer. If you have the means, please donate. Every bit counts.

Marlins at Mets Game 1

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

José Ureña (5-12, 4.41 ERA) will face the Mets on Tuesday. Over his last three starts, Ureña’s allowed six runs over 22 innings.

Jacob deGrom (8-8, 1.68 ERA) will be pitching for the Mets. Although the potential NL Cy Young Award winner has been the best pitcher in baseball, he’s yet to beat the Marlins this season.

If the weather permits, first pitch is 7:10 p.m.