Another Jordan Yamamoto start, another extremely well-rounded Marlins win. At 14 innings and counting, the Hawaiian right-hander has set the franchise record for longest scoreless streak to begin a major league career.
The Fish and Cardinals play again on Wednesday night (first pitch at 8:15 p.m. ET).
Minor league scoreboard
While the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Clinton LumberKings are enjoying their All-Star breaks, the other Marlins affiliates combined for an organizational sweep!
Triple-A: New Orleans Baby Cakes 10, Albuquerque Isotopes 6
High-A: Jupiter Hammerheads 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 3; Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Short Season A: Auburn Doubledays 5, Batavia Muckdogs 7
Dominican Summer League: DSL Marlins 5, DSL Red Sox1 2
Fish on the mend
Left-hander Caleb Smith (hip inflammation) pitched a bullpen session with no issues. Manager Don Mattingly expects him to make a minor league rehab start fairly soon before re-entering the Miami rotation (h/t Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald).
Outfielder/first baseman Peter O’Brien began his own rehab with the Hammerheads, going 1-for-4 with one strikeout. Jon Berti and Neil Walker could be joining him soon.
Monte Harrison (hamstring) was activated from the IL by Triple-A New Orleans last week, played two games, then hasn’t seen any action since June 15. As of early Wednesday morning, he is still on their active roster.
Not-so-grand final chapter
Although Granderson ranks third on the Marlins with seven home runs this season while providing respectable corner outfield defense, the overall production pales in comparison to his former All-Star self (.179/.268/.348 in 209 PA).
- Fish Stripes has a pair of new podcast episodes ready for your listening pleasure:
- Daniel Toll identifies a handful of Marlins All-Star candidates (while acknowledging that, realistically, they’ll probably need to settle for only one making the cut)
- Newly signed 28th-round draft pick Lorenzo Hampton Jr. does a Q&A with our own Hector Rodriguez
- Giancarlo Stanton played for the Yankees on Tuesday after an 11-week injury absence. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and even received some boos despite the team’s win (seriously)
- Here’s the updated Fish Picks leaderboard. If you’re not regularly playing our daily prop bets contest, now’s a good time to start!