Elieser Hernandez got the start against the Cardinals for the recently IL’d Caleb Smith, and it was quite the debut, as the young pitcher kept the Fish in the game.
Goldschmidt slid safely under the tag to give the #Cardinals a 2-1 lead over the #Marlins. Hernandez exits after 5 2/3 inn. 7 Ks, 1 BB, 1 ER on 96 pitches.— Andre Fernandez (@FernandezAndreC) June 12, 2019
The bullpen did the opposite, however, and the Cardinals wound up winning 7-1.
On the verge of being swept again and falling 20 games below .500 for the season, the Marlins will send Jordan Yamamoto to the mound vs. the Cardinals on Wednesday for his MLB debut. No pressure! https://t.co/Bk46Wh6uni— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 12, 2019
Hernandez spoke about his outing after the game. Don Mattingly commented on the loss.
In other roster news...
Today’s original scheduled starter José Ureña joined Smith on the IL with back tightness, meaning the team needs a replacement. They feel Jordan Yamamoto is up to the task and will call him up from Double-A Jacksonville.
Welcome to The Show, Mr. Yamamoto https://t.co/bktQeD7lyo— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 11, 2019
Our own Earning their Stripes prospect podcast interviewed Yamamoto earlier this season.
Rock the vote
Currently, there are no Marlins in the top 10 at any position in the MLB All-Star voting, so it’s up to you to change that. You can find the ballot here.
In the event you’re looking to vote for Harold Ramirez, one of the Marlin’s hottest hitters of late, you won’t find him on the ballot. Here’s how you can get him to Cleveland (or any other Fish you can’t find for that matter).
If you go to vote in Harold and can't find him on the ballot, do NOT panic. Gotta pick him as a write-in candidate at the bottom of the NL outfield section. https://t.co/HxF3TEI5vu— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 12, 2019
Speaking of All-Star games...
Don’t forget to join us in Jupiter this weekend. And if your budget is tight, well there’s this:
TICKET GIVEAWAY!!! Fish Stripes takes over Jupiter this weekend. New contest up on the site for anybody who wants to join us! Selecting a winner Wednesday at noon ET: https://t.co/VoroCuXYqv pic.twitter.com/FEi5j41zU4— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 11, 2019
Today’s pitching matchup:
RHP Jordan Yamamoto will get the start tomorrow in Game 3.#JuntosMiami #MLB pic.twitter.com/CE8KSDL0nU— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) June 12, 2019
Game time is at 7:10 p.m. EST.