In the bigs
Freddie Freeman hit a pair of homers while Dallas Keuchel threw six innings of one-run ball on the way to a 5-1 Braves win Tuesday night.
Jon Berti + Brian Anderson + Starlin Castro + Harold Ramirez: 8-for-14, 2 BB— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 21, 2019
All other Marlins: 0-for-20 https://t.co/QjnOmEjCAH
Ronald Acuña got beaned again by the Marlins, this time by Elieser Hernández on the first pitch of the game. Subdued craziness ensued and Braves manager Brian Snitker got tossed. One wonders whether there will be more drama today.
Elieser Hernandez comes out of the game with a middle finger blister, almost exactly 1 year to the day that he missed time with a blister last season.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 21, 2019
So is that two middle fingers Hernández gave the Braves Tuesday night?
Around the Minors
We’ll start in AAA, where Nick Neidert dominated.
Final line for Neidert is a beauty: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K on 99 pitches https://t.co/mjXJu2Ly7U— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 21, 2019
Sixto Sánchez kept the pace in AA, albeit on a reduced workload as the Fish look to manage his innings.
Sixto is fully healthy. It's just that they're shortening his outings to manage workload. Keeps him in the Jacksonville rotation through the rest of the season without "shutting him down" completely. https://t.co/NUxgWtuJNa— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 21, 2019
Jazz Chisholm has been a hot topic since he joined the Marlins organization.
Jazz Chisholm has now been added to the Top 100— Danny Martinez (@DannyM_MIA) August 20, 2019
Like I had mentioned, Jazz was basically guy “101” for BA. He’s now a consensus Top 100 prospect...not that it changes anything. https://t.co/vY8Puf96Sj
On the latest Earning their Stripes pod, we learn Isan Díaz needs an adjustment period, so don’t freak out at a small sample size. (You should rarely freak out at a small sample size.)
Every stop of his pro career, Isan Díaz has adjusted after initial struggles to put up huge numbers. Don’t expect the major leagues to be anything different.— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 20, 2019
New Earning Their Stripes! On the site and your fave podcast platforms: https://t.co/NPcfHAyems
(Also...go Canes )
Let’s end with some highlights: