Last night’s game:
It was that kind of night, starting with a 5.5-hour rain delay and the cancellation of the second game of the double-header.
Contrary to other reports, the tarp is NOT coming off yet. Grounds crew just loitering around it, taunting us pic.twitter.com/f0QCUkIROc— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 13, 2018
Then, after finally getting the okay at 9:45, Trevor Richards got rocked for a second straight outing, giving up six runs (four earned) in five innings while Zach Wheeler was Richards’ polar opposite, hurling eight shutout frames.
The changeup, Trevor Richards' best pitch, has not been sharp with that pitch tonight. Wheeler had a single after being behind in the count on a changeup, and Rosario blasts a 3-run HR on a first-pitch changeup. #Mets 6 #Marlins have one hit.— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) September 13, 2018
Mattingly had to deal with the media after a tough day:
Elsewhere in Marlins Nation:
Now that Dan Straily is out for the season, the Marlins will go back to a five-man rotation for the rest of the season.
The Marlins instructional league opened yesterday in Jupiter.
Marlins sending 7 of their top 30 MLB Pipeline prospects to Instructional League— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 12, 2018
...and Tyler Kolek https://t.co/KsPo6Ua7pA
Finally, in today’s “Oh, you don’t say?” files, if you ask former Marlins president David Samson, hindsight is 20/20.
Let’s try two…again. Sandy Alcantara (2-0) attempts to stay undefeated in his third career start while opposed by Steven Matz (5-11) at 3:10 p.m. Yesterday’s starters for the second game remain the same. Twenty minutes after the first game ends, Jeff Brigham (0-1) takes the hill for the Fish against Jason Vargas (5-9) of the Mets.