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.
#Marlins manager Don Mattingly on the team’s 4-2 win over the #SFGiants @TheAthleticMIA pic.twitter.com/XUAoqumgZx— Andre Fernandez (@FernandezAndreC) May 30, 2019
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.
NEW EARNING THEIR STRIPES— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) May 28, 2019
Our special guest is baseball player/barber Jordan Yamamoto. When he's not on the mound, he's handing out haircuts to teammates (and opponents!) to save them $ and keep their confidence up. Full interview w/ the Marlins RHP: https://t.co/cfsngKGBT9 pic.twitter.com/2vhxffppRU
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.
After winning one of their first 14 series (1-10-3), the #Marlins have won 3 of their last 4 and go for their 3rd series sweep in the last 4 series tomorrow. The @Marlins have won 9 of their last 12 games after winning 10 of their first 41.— Glenn Geffner (@GlennGeffner) May 30, 2019
Sandy Alcántara (2-5, 4.50) for the Fish. Tyler Beede (0-1, 13.50 ERA) for the Giants. 1:10 p.m.