Miami Marlins Spring Training: Relief Pitcher Update

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Elieser Hernandez #57 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the eighth inning against the New York Mets in game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field on September 13, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Elieser Hernandez #57 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the eighth inning against the New York Mets in game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field on September 13, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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JUPITER, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 20: Austin Brice #37 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photo during photo days at Roger Dean Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Austin Brice

Austin Brice relieved an ineffective José Ureña with one out in the third inning, after Dexter Fowler got to first on an Austin Dean error in Miami’s 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Brice pitched 1 2/3 frames, giving up a single, a double, and a walk, while striking one batter out.

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson pitched the seventh inning in the Marlins 9-8 walkoff victory against the Nats on Monday. He allowed two hits, including a two-run jack to Jacob Wilson. He also got one batter to strike out. I had Anderson pegged as a guy who was “locked in” when I made my initial projections for the coming season, way back in December.

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MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 24: Adam Conley #61 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on August 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

Adam Conley

Adam Conley inherited a mess from starter Wei-Yin Chen in the Miami Marlins 14-6 loss to the New York Mets last Wednesday. He came in with a runner on second and two runs already in, with only one out in the second inning. Conley induced a ground out from Robinson Cano, then allowed a homer to J.D. Davis. He then struck out Keon Broxton to end the damage, with the Marlins trailing 6-1. Only one of the two runs was credited to Conley.

In the Marlins 6-5 walkoff loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, Conley pitched a perfect fifth inning, ringing one batter up. He’s currently in the mix for the Miami Marlins closer role, along with Sergio Romo, Drew Steckenrider, and Riley Ferrell.

Riley Ferrell

Riley Ferrell relieved Hector Noesi with two out in the sixth inning of the Marlins 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals on Friday, and induced Trea Turner into a fly out to end the inning. Ferrell also pitched the seventh, allowing a single and striking a batter out.

In yesterday’s Marlins win against the Mets, Ferrell struck out a pair and allowed one hit in 1 1/3 innings.

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