The Marlins dropped their first game of this week’s Colorado series, scoring just once on ten hits. Justin Turner wasn’t sharp, but he and the bullpen limited Colorado’s seven hits and four walks to just two runs. Tonight, the Marlins’ best part of the lineup came up short in the clutch, leaving the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh inning. The Fish have this series finale to worry about, and a trade rumor and an injury to worry about.
While Marcell Ozuna had planned to be assigned to Double-A Jacksonville, his thumb injury sustained making a diving catch Monday, may be more serious than first thought. Ozuna is likely headed to the DL, where he would accumulate service time.
Miami’s new abundance in outfielders has turned some starters into chips, as Joe Frisaro reported; a struggling Justin Ruggiano may be on the trading block. Reports say the Yankees, Rangers, Phillies and Giants have “a level of interest.”
A couple of goofy anecdotes about the team here from Clark Spencer, Jose Fernandez swam in the Coors pool and Mike Redmond (jokingly) thought about taking a 3-3 Christian Yelich out of the game.
Sam Evans at Fish Stripes wrote about Miami prospect Avery Romero. It’s a small sample size, but he’s on an absolute tear to begin his career, with a .373/.421/.539 and two homers in just 114 Pas.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Fellow contributor Andy Salgado is a travellin’ man. Just yesterday he made a point-by-point comparison of Marlins Park and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Go check it out!
Remember that heart-wrenching trade in November? Placido Estevez does. He checked up on the players involved in the violent gutting of our 2012 Miami Marlins.
Ehsan Kassim has the report on the kind of return they would expect in a Giancarlo Stanton trade. Matt Harvey’s name came up. If you’re like me, and not really sure why it did, you should click the link.