Elieser Hernandez: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 6 K on 101 pitches
Miles Mikolas: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K on 99 pitches
This was the eighth start of Hernandez’s major league career, and quite clearly the best he’s ever been. The right-hander’s slider, in particular, generated seven swinging strikes and didn’t allow for any hard contact. He has earned an extended stay on the Marlins active roster.
Unfortunately, Hernandez received no run support whatsoever. Mikolas got his revenge after a poor outing last week, holding the Fish without a walk or extra-base hit.
Misplays in center field have become unfortunately common since Lewis Brinson was optioned to Triple-A last month. Riddle’s lack offensive impact to compensate for that makes him a candidate for demotion in the near future.
These teams go at it again at 8:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Probable starters are Jordan Yamamoto and Jack Flaherty. According to FNTSY Radio host Craig Mish, Caleb Smith (hip inflammation) could potentially return from the injured list this weekend, which raises the question of whether Yamamoto might be headed back down to the minor leagues after this outing.
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13 shutouts for the Marlins offense already. They were shut out 14 times all of last season.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) June 18, 2019
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