The Marlins lost again, so let’s lead with bigger news instead:
The Marlins actually did it: Lewis Brinson optioned to Triple-A— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) April 30, 2019
A few weeks overdue, but the appropriate move https://t.co/S65wREDQvk
The day started with the Marlins sending the over-matched Lewis Brinson back to Triple-A New Orleans to work on his mechanics. The team activated Garrett Cooper from the IL in a corresponding move on the roster but unfortunately appeared to get hurt when he took a pitch off his wrist. Fortunately, X-rays were negative said a visibly-relieved Cooper after the game.
REMINDER: All is not lost
Now would be a good time to remind people that Lewis Brinson wasn’t the only player acquired in the Yelich trade. There’s still 3 players who haven’t even made their ML debuts yet, including Monte Harrison, of the hottest hitters in the minors. .— Alex Krutchik (@AlexKrutchikFS) April 30, 2019
308/.416/.569 in 17 games at AAA
As for the game…
Sandy Alcántara struggled again, giving up six runs (four earned) in 5.1 innings Tuesday night against Cleveland. Carlos Santana and Carlos Gonzalez did most of the damage, the latter breaking the game open with a three-run blast in the third. On the bright side, the Fish were able manufacture four runs off of an ace in Trevor Bauer, including Curtis Granderson’s fourth home run.
Marlins become first MLB team to 21 losses this season as Sandy gets roughed up https://t.co/epxCRsHsXS— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 1, 2019
After the game, Don Mattingly addressed Alcántara’s issues, attributing them to a lack of confidence in his 98 mph fastball.
.@Marlins manager Don Mattingly recaps Game 1 loss and gives details regarding Garrett Cooper's hand injury. #JuntosMiami #MLB pic.twitter.com/91xADSjXyk— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 1, 2019
A new Earning their Stripes podcast is out! Check out the interview with future star Monte Harrison.
NEW EARNING THEIR STRIPES: Special guest Monte Harrison!— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) April 30, 2019
How/Why he changed his swing this offseason
Honoring grandma every game
Why he's always the "flyest player on the field"
Listen on the site or subscribe to the Fish Stripes podcast https://t.co/tpxZofPNG1 pic.twitter.com/6UPJbsbdpW
Also, definitely take a gander at Daniel Martinez’s piece on Jorge Alfaro’s potential breakout.
Things are not looking so good for High-A Jupiter right now, but at least Sixto Sanchez debuts for the Hammerheads on Thursday.
Lastly, your Fish Stripes take-down of the week:
The guy whose regime has a list of mistakes longer than a CVS receipt is calling Jeter and Denbo out. Have you forgotten:— Aram Leighton (@AramLeighton8) April 30, 2019
Castillo for Straily
Paddack for Rodney
Trevor Williams for a scout
Naylor for Cashner
Miguel Cabrera for ...
AND putting the stadium in Little Havana. https://t.co/luyL4wVwkO
The Fish will send stopper Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.17 ERA) to try to halt their four-game skid. Corey Kluber (2-2, 5.81 ERA) opposes. Game time is 7:00 p.m.