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Offishial news, 4/6/21: Marlins drop series opener; March Madness ends

The Marlins have begun the regular season with losses in three of their first four games.

St Louis Cardinals v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Colombian man wins #MarlinsTwitterMarchMadness

“Absolutely crazy.” That’s what Daniel De Vivo tells Fish Stripes after receiving more than 1,200 votes to upset Brendan Tobin in the Marlins Twitter March Madness championship. His account gained more than 100 new Twitter followers during the week-long tournament, organized by Fish On The Farm.

De Vivo co-hosts FOTF’s Swimming Upstream podcast. The Marlins fan and father of two lives in Barranquilla, Colombia. He attributes the Cinderella run to the passionate support of his countrymen.

You can follow him at @DanielDeVivo.

Frustrating night for the Fish

For the third time in four games, the Marlins offense had very little production against the opposing starting pitcher en route to a loss. In the case of Cardinals right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon, at least they hit their fair share of long fly balls, but all of them landed innocuously in an outfielder’s glove.

One of the few bright spots from Monday night was Jordan Holloway. I suspected that his call-up to the major league roster would be very temporary, but he impressed with a high volume of nasty sliders and a fastball that touched 98 miles per hour.

Sandy Alcantara gets the start tonight.

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