One game down. Only 161 to go. October excluded, naturally.
One game does not a season make, but yesterday’s twenty-fourth Opener comes out as a mixed bag. On the one hand, the Tigers managed to tie the Marlins franchise mark for runs allowed on the first day of the season. On the other, the offense showed some real fight in battling back from a 5-0 deficit to force bonus baseball on Opening Day for the second time ever. Lots to digest, and less than a day to do so with this afternoon’s early bird start time.
Which brings us to your morning Marlins Fish Flash. We loop you in one last blast of kicking off the season pieces, and invite you to dream big on what we hope will be a very merry Jose Day for all.
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Dee Gordon: Too Fast To Walk?
The Miami Marlins newest broadcaster, not to mention one of its more beloved former heroes, sat down with current fan favorite Dee Gordon to get the baserunner’s side of things in the video below; MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro takes you through a more official interview on Gordon’s take on his lack of walks, and why he isn’t too concerned about it.
Honestly this is worth the look just for the chance to laugh once more at David Samson and last year’s Opening Day meteorological miscue. But the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer offers more than that, feeling out Samson and the team’s stars on the expectations they are setting for themselves heading into the season.
Don’t let the fact that this is theoretically a betting guide dissuade you from giving it a look. Chalk’s Joe Ceta provides an extremely in-depth look at all the things that could go right for the 2016 Marlins, and makes you realize that when you really stop and think about it, the list of things that has to break Miami’s doesn’t ask all that much.