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Our Noticias: Roster shakeup doesn’t wake up Marlins offense

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Defense looks good though, or maybe it’s just Isaac Galloway

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins
The tail end of Galloway’s laser from right.
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Fresh Fish

Tuesday began with news of a Marlins roster shakeup. The team sent J.T. Riddle to AAA, making Miguel Rojas the starting shortstop going forward. Jarlin García and Isaac Galloway would join the big-league club in Miami for the game against the Cubs.

While José Quintana and the Cubs’ bullpen shut out the Fish 4-0, the roster shuffle paid immediate dividends as Galloway made several big defensive plays. First, he most probably saved a run with this double-play in the fifth:

Later, he kept two more off the board by tracking down this Kris Bryant shot to the gap in the seventh:

The 29-year-old longtime Fish farmhand spoke about his performance after the game. Manager Don Mattingly also summed up the loss afterward, and had this to say about the Riddle demotion prior to the contest. Pablo López discussed his five innings of work and Jorge Alfaro explained how he and the team are dealing with their early-season struggles.

Down on the farm a.k.a. seven shutout innings

MLB Pipeline lists Trevor Rogers as their top Marlins prospect performer for Tuesday after he threw seven shutout innings for Jupiter.

The Sun-Sentinel’s Wells Dusenbury highlights Jordan Millbrath, who has also thrown seven scoreless innings for Jacksonville albeit in relief.

We also noted seven more innings thrown wherein runs did not score:

Although Zac Gallen did allow a run, we can forgive him because it was just one over 13 frames and came with just three hits and 19 strikeouts, good enough for Pacific Coast League player of the week honors!

Walk-off links

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With news of the roster moves, many asked if Wei-Yin Chen would finally see his merciful release. But it seems the team plans to ride it out with him.

Finally, the Cubs and Marlins wrap up their series today at 7:10 p.m. Cole Hamels (2-0, 3.79 ERA) takes the hill against Sandy Alcántara (1-1, 4.24 ERA), who will try to prevent the sweep.