The Good, The Bad, and The Out of Options Marlins Recap 8/3/14


Aug 3, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (33) reacts in the dugout during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Not only was it Christian Yelich bobblehead day at Marlins Park today, it’s also Sunday which means… Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Out of Options Marlins Recap. As always let’s start with the quick recap- The Good: SportCenter catch; The Bad: the Marlins lost, and the Out of Options: Jacob Turner. What does all this mean? Well let’s jump into the full recap to find out.

The Good:

There was more than just a SportCenter catch in this game that was good, like Garrett Jones’ 2 run blast in the 8th,and Adeiny Hechavarria and  Jeff Mathis both going 2-4; but today we are going to focus on Giancarlo Stanton’s catch in the 2nd. In the 2nd inning with a runner on 1st and 2nd there was only one out when Kris Negron came up to bat. The first pitch he saw he sent deep to the right field corner. I’m not going to lie it looked like it was going to drop and scored 2 runs, but out of nowhere Stanton reached out, slid, and caught the ball for the 2nd out of the inning and saved 2 runs. What a catch!

The Bad:

Even with that great catch and 3 runs the Marlins couldn’t overcome the Reds and fell 7-3. The Marlins lost the series 3-1. This lost dropped the Marlins to 54-57. A part of this loss was…

Out of Options:

Jacob Turner. Turner pitched 4 innings, gave up 9 hits, 5 runs, walked 2, and struck out 2. Turner has been having some issues this year. Here at Marlins Maniac we believe that Turner would be great if he was sent down to fix some of his problems. The big problem with that is that Turner is out of options. The best option for the Marlins is to move Turner back to the pen and get those good 1 or 2 innings out of him like he pitched in the first inning, but only time will tell what will happen.

Next up for the Marlins is a 6 game road trip that starts in Pittsburgh. Cheer on our Fish as they take on the Pirates. As always… Let’s Go Marlins! ‘