clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Our Noticias: López, Alfaro lead Marlins to win, triple drought ends, Jeter targeting position players in draft

Plus, Gallen, Garrett great in minors, Marlins go for sweep

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Pablo López fired six innings of one-run ball while Jorge Alfaro amassed four hits en route to a 4-2 victory over Madison Bumgarner and the Giants. Neil Walker came through with what would be a game-winning pinch-hit double in the seventh inning.

The game was also significant because Starlin Castro’s eighth-inning three-bagger broke the Marlins triples drought at 64, just three games shy of the all-time Major League record held by the 2016 Orioles. Clutch hitting, Starlin.

Elsewhere in Marlins Nation:

Isaac Galloway was outrighted for the second time as a Marlin giving him the option to choose free agency, but he chose to remain with the franchise and go to New Orleans.

Speaking of the Crescent City, Zac Gallen continues to roll for the Baby Cakes. (You can vote him into the Triple-A All-Star Game here.) Braxton Garrett was solid for Jupiter. There has been a rash of injuries to some of the organization’s top prospects. We’ve got more on the Marlins minor-league affiliates on the latest Earning Their Stripes pod.

As has been speculated, Derek Jeter and the Marlins front office are leaning towards taking position players early in the draft. They’ve recently been spotted scouting Vanderbilt’s JJ Bleday and California’s Andrew Vaughn. As we look to the future, we also review the past, asking how the moves from the past offseason have panned out.

Up Next:

Sandy Alcántara (2-5, 4.50) for the Fish. Tyler Beede (0-1, 13.50 ERA) for the Giants. 1:10 p.m.