Miami Marlins Fish Flash 4/11

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Apr 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (54) throws during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (54) throws during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mondays, Marlin Maniacs…need we say anymore?

Writing in from the road to fill you in on a weekend’s worth of baseball, and in this case, you should take that in the singular sense. Between Friday’s off day and Saturday’s coldout, Sunday’s finale was the lone piece of weekend action.  Marlins starter Tom Koehler, at least in terms of runs allowed, turned in the best starting pitching performance of the season for the Fish, but some shaky bullpen work in the seventh inning would see it all go for naught, as the team lost to the Nationals 4-2.

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Miami opens up  what will hopefully be their first three game series of the season tonight in Queens against the defending NL Champs, and stands at 1-3 on the year.

But now, we dive into our Fish Flash.  From news on a top prospect to news on a top-of-the-rotation starter, we’ve got you covered.  Let’s dive in.

Kolek Undergoes Tommy-John   

Top prospect Tom Koehler had quite the messed up arm as it turned out, not to put too fine a point on it, but is now on the long road to mending.  We all know the drill, 12-18 months, but he’ll back to throwing at full health just in time for Jose Fernandez to hot free agency.  Let’s hope Kolek can return strong enough to remind us why he was the No. 2 overall pick back in 2014.  MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro has the story.

Marlins Haven’t Hit Stride Yet…But Are Hitting 

1-3 is…..well it’s 1-3.  And as we at Marlin Maniac discuss in a recent editorial, that’s a trend had better reverse itself quite quickly.  But in a change of pace from 2015, the offense is largely off the hook for the losses, as they are swinging the lumber at a torrid pace.  MLB.com’s Paul Hagen fills you in above.

Chen Continues To Be Pushed Back 

Lastly, we link you to the team’s most popular topic on the young season: the health of top-of-the-rotation tosser Wei-Yin Chen.  Early off days and the odd cold weather cancellation alluded to in the intro have provided some extra rest all ready for Miami’s biggest free-agent prize from the past offseason, but manger Don Mattingly has decided more rest is needed.  Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald  has the deets on that announcement.

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