The OOTP21 COVID-19 Simulation 9: Miami Marlins

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - MARCH 03: Jordan Yamamoto #50 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch during the spring training game against the at Clover Park on March 03, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - MARCH 03: Jordan Yamamoto #50 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch during the spring training game against the at Clover Park on March 03, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Week nine of the alternate dimension 2020 major league baseball season would begin with the Marlins at 22-27, fourth in the National League East.

May 21

Padres 3, Marlins 2

Peter Bourjos led the Miami Marlins in a losing effort with two hits, a single and a triple. The Padres completed a three-game sweep, handing Yimi Garcia (0-1, 3.71) the loss. Pablo Lopez earned no decision, allowing a run on five hits and zero walks in 3 1/3 innings.

May 22

Nationals 8, Marlins 5

The Nationals started their four-game series against the Marlins with a victory with 33,719 in attendance at Nationals Park. Aaron Sanchez (1-2, 3.70) took the loss, surrendering five runs in four innings on five hits and a walk. He struck out six. Tommy Eveld struck out the side in a scoreless ninth inning.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 20: Aaron Sanchez #18 of the Houston Astros. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Miami’s offense came up with 12 hits, bettering the Nationals by one, but they couldn’t get it done when they started. Jonathan Villar, Brian Anderson, & Corey Dickerson led the Marlins with two hits each.

After the game, Pablo Lopez was moved to the 15-day injured list, and Sixto Sanchez was called up to fill his spot on the roster.

May 23

Nationals 7, Marlins 4

Washington sent the Marlins to their fifth straight loss, handing reliever Trevor Rogers (1-2, 7.94) a tough stat line. Rogers pitched 2/3 of an inning, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on five hits and a pair of walks. Starter Caleb Smith was lifted after 2 2/3 innings with an injury.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 29: Jon Berti #55 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Jon Berti and Brian Anderson led Miami’s offense with two hits each, including Berti’s second home run of the season. Miguel Rojas added his second of the year as well. Rogers was optioned to the Jumbo Shrimp afterward, and Braxton Garrett joined the Marlins proper.

The Marlins also cleared out their lower levels of the affiliate system in preparation for the 2020 draft, releasing 18 from their contracts. The most notable of them likely was pitcher Peyton Culbertson.

May 24

Nationals 4, Marlins 3

Jose Urena started and took no decision, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, with four strikeouts. Miguel Rojas had two hits for the Marlins, and Corey Dickerson launched his eighth homer of the season.

May 25

Nationals 6, Marlins 1

Miami totaled four singles in defeat versus the Nationals, getting swept for the second straight series. Julio Teheran (1-6, 4.29) took the loss, surrendering four runs (two earned) on eight hits and three walks. He struck out five.

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JUPITER, FLORIDA – MARCH 12: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Jose Urena was moved to the 60-day injured list, and Braxton Garrett was sent back to Wichita. Jordan Yamamoto and Trevor Rogers rejoined Miami.

May 26

Cubs 7, Marlins 4

Jonathan Villar (5) and Peter Bourjos (2) both went deep in defeat for the Marlins, who dropped their eighth straight. Matt Kemp and Bourjos each collected a pair of hits in the contest.

Yamamoto (0-1, 13.50) gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings despite striking out six batters. Trevor Rogers whiffed two in a perfect ninth inning. Sixto Sanchez went back down to Wichita in favor of Braxton Garrett.

May 27

Marlins 9, Cubs 6

Miami finally got back into the win column with 34,525 in attendance at Wrigley Field on a Wednesday afternoon in May. Trevor Rogers (2-2, 6.43) got the win in relief. Ryne Stanek earned his first save with a scoreless ninth, although he did allow two baserunners.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 29: Ryne Stanek #35 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

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Jesus Aguilar collected three hits in total, including his 11th round-tripper of the season. Jon Berti, Matt Kemp, and starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara all finished with two hits each.

Caleb Smith was placed on the 15-day injured list, and Sixto Sanchez again joined the team. Going into week 10, the Marlins rotation have a collected three wins in the 2020 season. To wit, Sandy Alcantara (1-5), Julio Teheran (1-6), Aaron Sanchez (1-2), Jordan Yamamoto (0-1), and Braxton Garrett (0-0) are filling the five-man starting staff.

The Marlins sit at 22-33 after their ninth week, but somehow still are not sitting in last place. They remain one-half game ahead of the New York Mets. In the week ahead, the Marlins will complete their three-game set against the Cubs, a three game roadset against the Padres, and a three-game-home series versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

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