The OOTP21 COVID-19 Simulation 5: Miami Marlins

After four weeks, the alternate-dimension Miami Marlins sit at 11-13, in fourth place in the National League East.

April 23rd

Mets 8, Marlins 3

After four straight wins to start the campaign, Pablo Lopez (4-2, 2.82) dropped his second consecutive decision for the Miami Marlins. He allowed five runs on seven hits and zero walks in four innings, striking out three. Jacob deGrom (3-0, 2.62) struck out 12 in 8 2/3 innings for the win.

Jonathan Villar led the Marlins offense, going two-for-four with his second home run and his seventh stolen base of the year. Jesus Aguilar added a pair of doubles in the game.

Post-Game Transaction

Miami Marlins recent acquisition Jake Smolinski was placed on waivers after drawing a walk in his only Marlins major league plate appearance.

April 24th

Marlins 3, Cardinals 0

Caleb Smith (2-4, 3.82) struck out 11 over 7 2/3 shutout innings, giving up five hits and one walk for the victory. Drew Steckenrider struck out one in a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save in 10 attempts this season.

Jonathan Villar led the Marlins offense with three hits, and is now hitting .359 for the season. Jon Berti also collected multiple hits, including his first homer of the season.

April 25th

Marlins 7, Cardinals 1

Jose Urena (2-0, 4.38) got the victory, whiffing four Cards in 5 1/3 innings and allowing one run on four hits and two walks. Sixto Sanchez pitched the last two innings in a non-save situation, striking out two and giving up only a single.

Jonathan Villar collected three hits including his third homer of the season. Jon Berti and Brian Anderson collected a pair of hits each, Corey Dickerson hit a single and his third home run of the season, Jesus Aguilar clubbed his fifth, and recently acquired Melky Cabrera hit his first with the Marlins.

April 26th

Cardinals 9, Marlins 6

Sandy Alcantara (1-4, 6.33) took another loss by surrendering five runs on four hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings. Despite the loss, the Marlins outhit the Cardinals, 11-to-10. They were led by three hits from Jon Berti and a pair each from Brian Anderson, Miguel Rojas, and Peter Bourjos. One of Anderson’s two hits was his first homer of the season.

Post-Game Transactions

Peter Bourjos and Melky Cabrera were each placed on waivers and DFA.

Sixto Sanchez was optioned to Jupiter.

Second baseman Eddy Alvarez and reliever Yimi Garcia were recalled from Wichita.

April 28th

Marlins 4, Mets 0

Julio Teheran (1-3, 4.95) finally showed the Miami Marlins a flash of why they signed him in the first place. In eight innings, he held the Mets off the board on five hits and two walks, striking out three.

Jonathan Villar, Jon Berti, and Corey Dickerson collected two hits and a stolen base each, and Jesus Aguilar hit his sixth long-ball of the season in the win.

April 29th

Mets 6, Marlins 2

Brian Anderson and Corey Dickerson had three hits each. Jonathan Villar and Miguel Rojas added a pair each, and Isan Diaz went deep for the second time in the season in Miami’s loss. Despited getting tripled in the run column, they outhit the Mets, 12-to-8.

Pablo Lopez (4-3, 2.64) took his third loss in a row, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks in six innings. After the game, each team is holding onto a 14-16 record, tied for last in the N.L. East.

BNN (Baseball News Network) Pipeline Top 10

J.J. Bleday .215/.346/.277, Jupiter
Sixto Sanchez 2-0, 2.19 ERA, 12.1 IP, 0.97 WHIP, Jupiter
Jazz Chisholm .319/.378/.514, four HR, Wichita
Jesus Sanchez .258/.333/.333, one HR, Jacksonville
Edward Cabrera 1-1, 2.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 22 IP, Jacksonville
Braxton Garrett 1-0, 2.01 ERA, 22.1 IP, 1.12 WHIP, Jacksonville
Monte Harrison .127/.279/.211, one HR, Wichita
Trevor Rogers 1-1, 2.30 ERA, 15.2 IP, 0.77 WHIP, Wichita
Lewin Diaz .200/.278/.329, three HR, Wichita
Nasim Nunez .297/.369/.419, Clinton

The Road Ahead

The Marlins will finish off their three-game series against the Mets tomorrow (April 30th). They will then continue their 10-game homestand with three against the Pittsburgh Pirates and four versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

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