Marlins Way: Brian Flynn to Make MLB Debut with Father in Mind

 

Miami Marlins rookie Brian Flynn will make his Major League debut on Wednesday afternoon, in Chicago. The Marlins will be seeking a series sweep over another rebuilding franchise, the Chicago Cubs.

When Flynn takes the mound, he will have one parent cheering from the stands, and the other fresh in his mind. Flynn’s father passed away when he was just 8-years old and the person that encouraged him to continue playing baseball was no one other than his mother.

Flynn will be thinking of dad during Majors debut | Marlins News

Brian Flynn will make his Major League debut on Wednesday afternoon against the Cubs, and when he takes the mound, he will be thinking of his late father, David.

Brian Flynn’s MLB debut sure to be emotional | Miami Herald

Brian Flynn was 8 years old when his father died in a head-on car collision, and the Oklahoma boy’s baseball dream nearly perished with it. Flynn would stand at the door after the accident, staring out at the backyard where he and his father used to practice for hours on end, and his mother would encourage him to keep playing.

Miami Marlins September call-ups: What to expect from Brian Flynn | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins called up Brian Flynn to start tomorrow versus the Chicago Cubs. What can they expect from the towering lefty when he takes the mound?

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On this day in team history, the Marlins got a walk-off home run from Gary Sheffield to keep their winning streak alive during the 1997 pennant race. By doing so, Florida also completed a sweep of the Orioles, the best team in baseball at that point.

Third base a charm for Coghlan, Marlins in win over Cubs | Sun-Sentinel

One game does not a natural make, but the Chris Coghlan infield experiment yielded positive results early.

Making his first ever major league start at third, Coghlan made a key defensive play early in a 6-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field late Tuesday.

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Outfielder Justin Ruggiano loves the bleach bums at Wrigley Field. One way he expresses his affection is tossing a baseball into the crowd every inning after his warm up throws.

Bullpen backs Tom Koehler as Marlins top Cubs | ESPN

Donovan Solano had three hits, including a two-run double, and the Miami bullpen combined for 4 2/3 hitless innings to lead the Marlins to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

Miami Marlins: 2 Prospects Named To All-Minor League Team | Rant Sports

Although they was just in the honorable mention category of Yahoo! Sports’ all-minor league team, Miami Marlins‘ right-handed pitching prospects Andrew Heaney and Nick Wittgren were named to the list adding another bright spot to the Marlins’ future if the organization decides to keep them.

This Day In Marlins History: Florida beats Baltimore on Sheffield’s walk-off blast | Fishstripes

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Brian Flynn To Make Major League Debut Wednesday Vs Chicago Cubs

Left-hander Brian Flynn will make his major league debut on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago, against the Cubs. This move has been speculated for months, as the time is nearing for the Miami Marlins to shutdown rookie phenom Jose Fernandez.

Miami Marlins Vs. Chicago Cubs Game Preview 9/3/13

The Marlins look to extend their winning streak to 3 games on Tuesday night as they take on the Chicago Cubs in the second game of their 3 game series. Miami won the first game 4-3 off of a strong showing by pitcher Henderson Alvarez who not only got the win but also hit a 3 run homer.

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