The Marlins couldn’t touch Jacob deGrom Wednesday night, striking out 14 times in the righty’s seven innings and managing just one run. As soon as the reigning Cy Young award winner left the game, however, the Fish jumped on the Mets bullpen for three runs to knot the game at four in the top of the eighth. The excitement was short lived though, as Nick Vincent surrendered a run in the bottom half of the frame and Miami fell 5-4 Wednesday night.
The Marlins won’t see Jacob deGrom again this year...unless it’s in the playoffs https://t.co/lzEy0Sz2sI— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) August 27, 2020
They had been riding high entering Wednesday, having shut out the Mets in both ends of a double-header just a day prior. In Game 1, Daniel Castano pitched 4 2⁄3 innings and came just an out shy of his first Major League win. Lewis Brinson, Miguel Rojas. and Lewin Diaz each had RBI singles to provide the offense.
Game 2 saw the debut of 2017 first-round pick Trevor Rogers, who gave up just one hit in four innings but walked five. Afterwards, Craig Mish compared the rookie to A.J. Burnett. Brian Anderson’s two-run double in the fourth provided all the offense the Fish would need, but Jon Berti stole second, third and home in the sixth, giving us this highlight in the process:
- FanGraphs still isn’t giving Miami the respect they deserve. They rate the second-place Marlins’ odds of making the playoffs at just 31 percent. However, that’s more than the reigning world champs.
- Prior to Wednesday’s game, Magneuris Sierra hit the IL with a strained right hamstring. Brandon Leibrandt took his place on the active roster.
- Lewin Diaz looks like he’ll be sticking around for a while.
- Check out this sweet Miguel Rojas shirt:
The Marlins finish their four-game series with the Mets today, and it’s Sixto day, starting at 7:10 PM.