The OOTP21 COVID-19 Simulation 7: Miami Marlins

When we last checked in with the alternate dimension Miami Marlins, they were 18-19, in fourth place in the tough National League East.

The Miami Marlins enter their seventh week of the season looking to complete a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 7th

Marlins 9, Brewers 1

Jose Urena (3-0, 3.50) kept the Brewers to one unearned run on two hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings. Sixto Sanchez pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings, and Yimi Garcia pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

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Miguel Rojas was three-for-four with a triple and three RBI, while Brian Anderson and Jesus Aguilar had two hits apiece to get the Marlins to .500. After the game, the Marlins optioned Trevor Rogers to Wichita, purchased the contract of Braxton Garrett from Jacksonville, and recalled Tommy Eveld from the Surge.

May 8th

Braves 9, Marlins 1

A Marlins quartet of pitchers allowed the Braves nine runs on a dozen hits. Julio Teheran (1-4, 4.44), himself a former Brave, took the loss in the contest. Offensively, Corey Dickerson hit a double, and seven different Marlins collected a single. Tommy Eveld was sent down to the Shrimp after the game, and Trevor Rogers rejoined the Marlins from the Surge.

May 9th

Braves 4, Marlins 0

Pablo Lopez (5-4, 3.04) took the loss to the Braves, striking out three and allowing three runs on six hits and a pair of walks in six innings. Offensively, Peter Bourjos collected a pair of base hits to lead the Miami Marlins offense. Eddy Alvarez and Corey Dickerson also each had a a base hit.

May 10th

Braves 7, Marlins 4

Jon Berti and Isan Diaz each collected three hits in another loss to the Braves. Two of Diaz’ hits were home runs, giving him four for the season, and Jesus Aguilar also added his ninth of the year.

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JUPITER, FL – MARCH 10: Jon Berti #5 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 3.16) suffered the final loss in the sweep to the Braves, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings, although only one was earned. He also struck out five. Post-game, the Marlins signed free agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez to a minor league contract.

May 11th

Reds 8, Marlins 3

Corey Dickerson (6) and Brian Anderson (2) went deep in defeat. Caleb Smith (3-5, 3.91) took the loss, giving up four runs in four innings on seven hits and zero walks.

May 12th

Marlins 3, Reds 2

After four losses in a row, the Marlins finally got back on the winning track with 23,561 on hand at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Ryne Stanek (1-2, 8.40) got into the win column with two shutout innings of relief.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 22: Ryne Stanek #35 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Offensively, Peter Bourjos led the Marlins with three hits. Jesus Aguilar had two hits, including a three-run shot for his 10th of the season. Corey Dickerson and Jon Berti also had two hits apiece in the win.

May 13th

Reds 6, Marlins 5

Corey Dickerson led the Marlins in defeat, collecting three hits including his seventh home run. Jon Berti also had a pair of hits in the contest.

Tommy Eveld (1-1, 5.29) surrendered the walkoff hit with two outs in the ninth inning.

The Road Ahead

After an off day tomorrow (May 14th), the Marlins return home to face the Colorado Rockies for three games starting Friday. After another Day off, they’ll host the San Diego Padres for three more games.

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