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Offishial news, 3/17/21: Marlins Park promotions; Rogers adds to rotation case

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Left-hander Trevor Rogers now leads all Marlins pitchers this spring with 13 strikeouts.

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Well-rounded W

The Marlins won in West Palm Beach for the second time in as many days, out-slugging the Nationals on Tuesday night, 4-3. Home runs by Joe Dunand and Adam Duvall accounted for most of Miami’s offense.

Facing a Nats lineup that featured many of the expected Opening Day starters, Trevor Rogers racked up five strikeouts in his four innings of work. It was nearly a scoreless effort from the large left-hander, but Lewis Brinson got a poor read on Kyle Schwarber’s fly ball to right, turning it into an RBI double. Rogers allegedly topped out at 96 miles per hour on his fastball (no Statcast set up at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, unfortunately).

Jordan Holloway and Paul Campbell each made their 2021 Grapefruit League debuts out of the bullpen.

Probable starting pitchers for Wednesday are Sandy Alcantara and Joey Lucchesi. For the first time this spring, the Marlins will forgo the designated hitter so that Alcantara can get used to batting for himself. His first pitch at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET, and Hector Rodriguez (@Hector_Baseball) will be in the building providing credentialed coverage. Radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.

Listen to Big Fish Small Pod for a more detailed Tuesday recap/Wednesday preview.

Marlins Park promotions

With two weeks to spare until the start of the regular season, the Marlins say that the first half of their promotional schedule (applying to April, May and June home games) will be announced on Wednesday. Alcantara and Jorge Alfaro bobbleheads are among the fan giveaways, as the video above confirms. Single-game tickets already went on sale March 5, but this ought to accelerate their sales.

Check here later in the day for specifics.

Walk-off links

  • The Fish Across the Pond crew reluctantly ponders what the Marlins will do if there’s no universal designated hitter.
  • MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola had a front row seat as Kameron Misner and Peyton Burdick each homered in Tuesday’s Marlins prospects intrasquad game.
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