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Miami Marlins links, 9/6/18: Dominant Alcantara shuts down Phils, Dean delivers

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Plus, what to do if the HR sculpture meets its untimely demise, and all your Thursday Fish links, ya’ll.

Philadelphia Phillies v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Last night’s game:

Sandy Alcantara, making just his second big-league start and first since spending two months on the disabled list, fired seven scoreless innings, and Austin Dean drove in both the Marlins’ runs for a 2-1 win over the Phillies.

Manager Don Mattingly talked about Alcantara’s “power stuff” and his future role in the rotation:

Lost in the series win over the Phils is Brian Anderson’s big-time slump.

Elsewhere in Marlins Nation:

As the minor league season comes to a close, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro gives a state of the union for top Marlins prospects such as Monte Harrison, Jorge Guzman and Isan Diaz.

And as September provides one final look at the roster heading into the offseason, the front office has J.T. Realmuto and Lewis Brinson at the top of their list.

Another dilemma facing Jeter and Co is: what to do with HR sculpture?

Up next:

The Fish are off Thursday but on Friday, they will take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at 7:05 p.m. Dan Straily (5-6) takes the hill against Chris Archer (4-7).