Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Marlins take two of three from Mets


Good morning, Marlin Maniac readers and welcome to Morning Catch, the daily morning news and notes column from about your Miami Marlins.

To continue their impressive stretch of baseball, the Miami Marlins took two games of a three game series against the New York Mets.

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The Fish dropped 18 runs on Mets pitching throughout the series, which has proven impressive because the Marlins offense has struggled this season while the Mets pitching has been elite.

Last night was highlighted by Adam Conley, who was sharp as can be in his seven innings of work. He allowed just three hits, resulting in no runs and six strikeouts. Conley’s record improved to 4-1 on the season, despite his 4.22 ERA.

On offense, the Marlins benefited from three homers, by Martin Prado, J.T. Realmuto, and Justin Bour. In addition, Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich added RBI’s as well.

Miami will move on to Washington D.C., where they will face the Nationals in a four game series. The Marlins look to keep up their consistent divisional play, which has led them to their September success.

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From Around the Web:

Marlins surprise Christian Yelich with lookalike from ‘SNL’ —

NEW YORK — The newcomer in a Miami Marlins uniform sure looked a lot like Christian Yelich — except in the batting cage.

Even though they are more than 20 games under .500 as the season winds down, the Marlins had some fun Tuesday evening at Citi Field. They surprised their Gold Glove outfielder by arranging a meeting with “Saturday Night Live” funnyman Pete Davidson, who certainly bears an unusual resemblance to Yelich. (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins should make re-signing Ichiro Suzuki an offseason goal — Scott Gelman, Fish Stripes

Miami has not had the ideal 2015 campaign but has the opportunity to get a head start on 2016. The Marlins will likely be active on the free agent and trade fronts, however re-signing Ichiro Suzuki should be among the organization’s top priorities.

As Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald pointed out, Suzuki is the only position player on the Marlins’ opening day roster to not be placed on the disabled list or sent to the minors. Miami has been plagued by injuries all season but ensuring the veteran outfielder is on its roster next season should prove to be beneficial moving forward. (Read More Here)

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