Last night’s game
First, I want to clear something up right off the bat. This is the record the Marlins set last night.
Marlins pitchers set a franchise record tonight for most intentional walks in a season— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 26, 2018
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.
Peter OH!'Brien pic.twitter.com/GqpuEeQCHa— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 26, 2018
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…
YES!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/G1Q8KShQGx— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 25, 2018
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.
Starlin Castro is away from the Marlins again tonight because— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 25, 2018
Kid No. 3 for him and Yoselin. ¡Felicidades! pic.twitter.com/12t9lmaKXW
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.
Another moving interview here. @TKREFRESH22 texted his Marlins teammates “Game canceled, come to the park” two years ago today. Inside the clubhouse we go on that day as we remember Jose Fernandez with Tom Koehler. Presented by @betqlapp https://t.co/YqihFO2rRz @5ReasonsSports— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) September 25, 2018
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.