When Will The Marlins Start Resting The Stars?
The season is young at only eight games old, and what’s more, that small slate of Marlins action has already been broken up by two off-days. They haven’t even played a true day game since Opening Day, between a rain delayed late afternoon start last Thursday and a Sunday Night Baseball appearance.
Ellis has admittedly played once, along with the bulk of the bench. But the shuffling around of Derek Dietrich, Tyler Moore, J.T. Riddle, and Miguel Rojas has been more about injuries or poor performance- not giving guys a breather.
What really makes it a point of curiosity is that the back end of this nine-game stretch. The Fish take a cross-country road trip to American League Safeco Field. Will the knowledge that three days of DH lie ahead keep the Marlins outfield trio on the field the whole series, should Sunday’s game prove pivotal? Or will we see the first day off for them a bit sooner?
Personally, I vote for giving Stanton a break on Syndergaard day.