J.T. Realmuto Continues to Build his All-Star Resume for the Miami Marlins

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Pitcher Trevor Richards
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Pitcher Trevor Richards /
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On Saturday afternoon at Coors Field in Denver, CO, the Miami Marlins topped the Rockies, 6-2.

The Starters

Trevor Richards (2-4, 4.91) got the start, and whiffed eight Rockies in six innings. He allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks for his second career major league victory. Richards earned a 71 GameScore, and put 48-of-86 pitches in the strike zone. Counterpart Tyler Anderson (4-3, 4.62) gave up seven hits and a pair of walks over six frames, striking out eight in six innings. Anderson tossed 95 pitches, getting 62 over the plate and finishing with a GameScore of 48.

Game Story

Richards kept the Rockies hitless their first time through the lineup, surrendering third inning walks to Ian Desmond and D.J. LaMahieu. Derek Dietrich (10) went deep to right center in the top of the fourth to get the Miami Marlins on the board first.

In the bottom of the inning, Carlos Gonzalez singled into center, and Trevor Story followed iwith a double. Gerardo Parra scored CarGo with a sacrifice fly to even the score. Richards hit a two-out single in the fifth for his first career hit. He also walked in the third inning, and is now 1-for-13 as a major leaguer.

The Miami Marlins opened the seventh inning with four consecutive base hits. Yadiel Rivera and Bryan Holaday started off with singles, then pinch-hitter Justin Bour brought Rivera home with one of his own. Starlin Castro hit an infield single to load the bases. After a Brian Anderson groundout, J.T. Realmuto connected for the 10th time this season with the bases loaded.

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Realmuto was two-for-four for the game, and now sits with a .308 average, good for seventh in the NL.

Pitching

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Miami’s offensive performance in the seventh inning would ultimately give Richards the win. In the bottom of the inning, Parra took reliever Brad Ziegler deep to get one back, but that’s all the Rockies could manage. After getting through the rest of the inning cleanly, Drew Steckenrider and Kyle Barraclough went one perfect frame apiece. Barraclough has now gone 18 2/3 innings allowing one hit, his last 10 1/3 in a row. Steckenrider hasn’t allowed a run in 13 innings, giving up just seven hits over that timeframe.

Transactions

Considering the flurry of activity over the past month, it was a pretty slow day for the Miami Marlins transactional page.

Dylan Lee was promoted from the Jupiter Hammerheads to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

Sean Guenther was sent from Jupiter down the street to the GCL Marlins for a rehab assignment.

The GCL Marlins activated C Luis Arcaya from the seven-day DL.

Next: Who Can Hit Kyle Barraclough? Nobody.

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