Congrats to those of you who bet the over on 24 Marlins victories this season. Jorge Alfaro hit two home runs to lead the Marlins to an 8-4 victory over the Red Sox Wednesday night. He later would leave the contest after taking a foul ball of his catcher’s mask but did not suffer a concussion. Miami’s win plus a Braves loss leaves the Fish just 2.5 games out of first place in the NL East. Playoff odds are at 79.3 percent. The team’s YouTube channel wants to know if you’re paying attention yet.
Trevor Rogers got the start but was pulled after throwing 76 pitches in three innings having allowed just one run. Yimi Garcia was awarded his second win after pitching the eighth, the only 1-2-3 frame the entire game for Miami. Starling Marte got a much-needed day off.
FLIP THE M!! #Marlins even the series with Boston as they win 8-4. Alfaro goes deep twice as he’s hopefully okay after the foul ball straight to the mask. COOPA LOOPA also goes deep with his 4th HR of the year. Going for the series win mañana #JuntosMiami pic.twitter.com/iQL7P7nV2R— Hector Rodriguez (@Hector_Baseball) September 17, 2020
The win evens the series with Boston and reverses momentum after Sandy Alcantara was a tough-luck loser of a 2-0 ballgame Tuesday after pitching six innings of one-run ball. Prior to the game, Isan Díaz hit the 60-day IL with a groin injury, ending his season. Sean Rodríguez was activated to take his place activated to take his place.
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- The latest Marlins BBQ pod is all Sixto Sánchez, all the time. Okay, there’s a little Don Mattingly for Manager of the Year talk, too.
- Dan Straily detailed his experience both joining the team as well as being released in a cost-saving move on a recent podcast.
Fascinating insight into the Marlins organization from Dan Straily’s podcast https://t.co/NfU8Qplmp6— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 16, 2020
The Marlins meet the Sox again in the series’ rubber match this afternoon. José Ureña (0-1, 7.71 ERA) will start for the Fish; Nathan Eovaldi (2-2, 4.82 ERA) will go for the Sox. Game time is 1:10 EST.