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Miami Marlins links 9/26/18: Scherzer owns Fish again on record-setting night in D.C.

Plus, Marlins won’t lose 100, and the future is bright! And all your Hump Day Fish links.

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Last night’s game

First, I want to clear something up right off the bat. This is the record the Marlins set last night.

I admit it’s less exciting than I might have made it sound in the headline, but it’s still a record!

As for the rest of the game, Jeff Brigham was wild, putting eight runners on in just four innings, including a three-run home run to Anthony Rendon in the opening frame on the way to a 9-4 loss.

If Max Scherzer wins the Cy Young, he can thank the Marlins, whom he has dominated this season. After throwing seven innings of one-run ball with 10 strikeouts on Tuesday, he’s now 5-0 with a 2.12 ERA against Miami this season. His strikeout of Austin Dean in the seventh inning was the ace’s 300th of the season.

For the Fish, Peter O’Brien homered. Again.

Elsewhere in Marlins Nation

The team needs three more wins to beat the Vegas over/under on their record this season, which sits at 64.5. It got harder to beat, however, with the news that the makeup game scheduled for Monday in Pittsburgh was canceled as both teams have now been eliminated from playoff contention. Now I want as much baseball as I can get too, but…

Despite the near-100 loss season, the organization still has hope for the future. Of course, Lewis Brinson will be a big part of that, and you can get to know him better in his appearance on the Chatting Cage. And there's been one more addition to the Fish family.

Remembering Jose

On the second anniversary of Jose Fernandez’s death, many around the league paid their respects with their memories of him. The Athletic discussed how his death impacts baseball to this day. Tom Koehler spoke on the Swings and Mishes podcast about the day Fernandez passed and his favorite memories of his former teammate.

Up next:

The Marlins send Wei-Yin-Chen (6-11) to the hill to try and keep the Nats and Kyle McGowin (0-0) from a sweep at 4:05 p.m.