For just the second time this season, a Marlins game has been postponed:
Today’s game between the Pirates and Miami Marlins has been postponed due to inclement weather expected throughout the entire day. The game is rescheduled to be played on Monday, October 1, at a time to be determined. pic.twitter.com/NyV56P8gsr— Pirates (@Pirates) September 9, 2018
With Pittsburgh still clinging to life on the fringe of the NL Wild Card race, the teams need to make this up at some point. The Marlins and Pirates each have scheduled games on Monday against different opponents, so they decided on October 1 instead. That would be one day after everybody else completes their 2018 regular season. Awkward!
Inclement weather robs us of the Trevor Williams revenge game, as detailed by Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The right-hander was traded three years ago as compensation for front office addition Jim Benedict.
Williams never showed true No. 1 starter potential as a Marlins prospect, and despite an extraordinary hot streak since the All-Star break, all the peripherals suggest that he’s due for some regression. That being said, he’d be a huge asset for this rebuilding franchise. It remains Michael Hill’s most indefensible move as president of baseball operations—to squander a young, controllable pitcher for a glorified advisor.
The Fish are back in action against the Mets, opening a four-game series in New York on Monday at 7:10 p.m. Jeff Brigham makes his second major league appearance vs. Jason Vargas.