Caleb Smith lost his first game of 2019, going 5.1 innings and striking out eight but getting no run support from his offense. His eight K’s in five straight games mark the first time in Marlins’ history a pitcher has done so in a single season. Charlie Morton threw six scoreless for the Rays.
Remember when the Marlins fired their hitting coach? Well, it hasn’t changed much.
On Apr. 19, Michael Hill fired hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo because "it’s a results-oriented job" and the Marlins had MLB-worst results. One month later, their results haven't improved at all.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 14, 2019
So...who gets fired now? https://t.co/P04bef5tZZ
Minor league round-up
Sixto Sánchez debuted dominantly at Double-A Tuesday. We have video evidence.
Zac Gallen continues to build the case for his promotion, striking out nine while allowing just three base runners. Elieser Hernández beat him to the punch, however, earning Pacific Coast League player-of-the-week honors a few days after joining the big league club himself.
The Marlins are leading the tank race for the no. 1 pick in the 2020 amateur draft, and accordingly we have our eye on the best draft prospects.
SS Bryson Stott might not "wow" the scouts with any specific tool, but he's one of the most complete players available in the 2019 draft https://t.co/nnAyAfQFzF— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 14, 2019
Deadspin says Derek Jeter’s culture of accountability leaves a lot to be desired.
A new Earning their Stripes pod is out!
NEW EARNING THEIR STRIPES— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 14, 2019
Sources confirms: Marlins No. 1 prospect Sixto Sánchez makes his Double-A debut in Jacksonville tonight
Our special guest this week is 2017 top draft pick Trevor Rogers! His background, adjustments to 1st full season & more https://t.co/RdoaGVAarh
Up next: The Marlins and Rays continue the Citrus Series today at 7:10 p.m. Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.57 ERA) will open for the Rays followed by Yonny Chirinos (5-1, 3.61 ERA). José Ureña (1-5, 4.82 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.