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Our Noticias: Sunday’s scores, Straily speaks, Marlins players stand by Derek Dietrich

Plenty of Marlins updates to fill up your off day.

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Walk-off loss drops Fish to 3-7

Marlins backup catcher Chad Wallach comes out of Sunday’s game looking like the goat, but the rest of the lineup was culpable, too. Braves right-hander Sean Newcomb retired 14 straight batters during the middle innings despite lacking in swing-and-miss stuff. They missed several opportunities to build a lead.

Next stop: a three-game series at the MLB-worst Cincinnati Reds beginning Tuesday night.

Minor league scoreboard

Notable performances on the farm included RHP Kolton Mahoney (5.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R), RHP Peyton Culbertson (5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER) and RF Austin Dean (2-4, BB, 3 RBI).

Monday’s slate (MiLB.com)

Straily debuts with O’s, breaks silence

Journeyman Dan Straily landed with his sixth MLB franchise this weekend, inking a modest one-year deal with the Orioles. Given their dearth of experienced pitching, he’s expected to ease in to their starting rotation.

Addressing local media for the first time on Saturday, Straily admitted that he was blindsided by the Marlins’ decision to release him two weeks ago.

“I thought I was being called in to be told what game I was starting to begin the season,” he says, according to Joe Trezza of MLB.com. “I’m glad that chapter is over.”

The emergence of capable young starters squeezed Straily out of Miami’s short-term plans. More than anything, though, his dismissal was financially motivated; releasing the right-hander prior to Opening Day saved the Marlins about $3.79 million of his initial $5 million salary.

Anyway, Straily made his 2019 debut on Sunday against the Yankees. Here’s a recap:

Sánchez, Neidert, Devers recognized for “best tools”

It’s a few days old, but still worth bringing to your attention...Baseball America (subscription required and recommended) opened the new Minor League Baseball season by identifying players across all of the affiliated levels who excel at particular skills. Seven different Marlins prospects are included.

Sixto Sánchez, Nick Neidert and José Devers crack the MiLB top five for their fastball, control and infield defense, respectively. Sánchez (control), Jorge Guzman (fastball), Víctor Víctor Mesa (speed), Monte Harrison (defensive outfielder) and Will Banfield (defensive catcher) earned honorable mentions.

Keep in mind that Sandy Alcantara, Jorge Alfaro and Pablo López have ascended to the Marlins active roster after making it on the 2018 edition of the list.

Walk-off links

  • Past and present Marlins players came to the defense of Derek Dietrich, who pimped a home run against Chris Archer on Sunday (which led to a benches-clearing brawl later in the game):

  • The Wichita Business Journal has the latest renderings of the state-of-the-art Triple-A ballpark currently under construction. Marlins prospects will begin playing there in 2020 as the affiliate moves from New Orleans to Wichita.
  • With the 2019 MLB Draft two months away, Hector Rodriguez profiles shortstop CJ Abrams, a potential target for the Marlins at the No. 4 spot