The Marlins rebounded from a disastrous 10-9 walkoff loss to the Braves on Tuesday with a dominant 6-2 win a day later. The no. 4 and 5 starters for Miami, Pablo Lopez and Elieser Hernandez each pitched three solid innings of one-run ball (both Austin Riley homers) to shut down the Braves. Harold Ramirez was hero on offense, driving in three with a home run and a double out of the cleanup spot.
- In roster news, a pair of top-30 Marlins prospects, Alex Vesia and Sterling Sharp, both made the 30-man roster as relievers to start the season. The Marlins have until noon today to make their final cuts.
- On the latest Fish Bites pod, Ely and Danny discuss Vesia’s potential impact, as well their expectations for the squad this season. Think rookies, breakouts, and the next steps in the rebuild.
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- MLB.com beatwriter Joe Frisaro explains what the Marlins need to do to make “Why not us?” a reality as he previews the team. Of course, Fish Stripes also released their own today.
- And this is as close as we’ll get to minor-league baseball this season, but hey, it’s something:
Miami Marlins 1st round pick RHP Max Meyer is scheduled to throw his first live session vs hitters as a professional this Sunday at the club’s Jupiter camp site. This is definitely a player to monitor.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) July 22, 2020