*clears throat for 3 minutes*— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 23, 2019
THE MIAMI MARLINS OWN MLB'S LONGEST ACTIVE WIN STREAK. pic.twitter.com/YETWcQo9M9
José Ureña threw a quality start and was backed by home runs from Brian Anderson and Garrett Cooper (his first as a big leaguer). The bullpen made the win possible by throwing three scoreless innings while letting the offense mount a comeback after trailing early. Check out the Fox Sports Marlins Twitter feed for more interviews and game coverage from last night.
Could the offense be turning it around for good? The Herald speculates that their more aggressive approach lately could be the key to sustained success.
They certainly seem loose at least.
Elsewhere in Marlins Nation…
The Fish have the fourth pick in this year’s amateur draft. So when Derek Jeter, Gary Denbo, Mike Hill and Jorge Posada showed up at the SEC tournament to watch Vanderbilt’s JJ Bleday, to whom the team had already been linked previously, of course that speculation intensified. We profiled Bleday as part of our 2019 MLB draft profile series here.
EARNING THEIR STRIPES DRAFT PREVIEW— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 21, 2019
This is a critical opportunity to flood the farm system with controllable young talent capable of contributing to the next contending Marlins team. Full breakdown: https://t.co/hOnXoqIIhl
As for next year’s draft, every Tuesday we bring you the latest on the tank race for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft by recapping the last week by the bottom-five teams in baseball and taking a look at their upcoming schedules.
The only thing that hasn’t gone the Marlins way during their win streak was this National Anthem standoff between Sandy Alcántara and the Tigers’ Daniel Stumpf. It doesn’t really count as a loss when it’s due to clear umpire bias, however.
Miguel Cabrera spoke about that magical 2003 season in Miami.
And Elieser Hernández is still lighting it up in New Orleans.
Six shutout innings of one-hit ball for Elieser Hernandez, who has struck out 12 to equal the single-game franchise record!— New Orleans Baby Cakes (@cakesbaseball) May 23, 2019
Mid 6th: 'Cakes 2, Dodgers 0
Miami tries for its second-straight sweep and sixth straight win today at 1:10 pm, led by