Miami Marlins: 9 memorable moments from the 2021 season
As we begin to close the book on 2021, and officially turn the page to 2022, let’s pause and take a moment to look back at some of the best Miami Marlins moments from the 2021 season.
9 memorable moments from the Miami Marlins 2021 season
NOTE: This list is in no particular order/ranking, but are nine moments in-particular from 2021 that you could argue stick-out above the rest.
Lewis Brinson’s early-August
Remember when Brinson was one of, if not the, hottest hitter in baseball for a two week stretch in early-August?
From August 1-15, Brinson slashed a combined .365/.411/.692 with four home runs and 17 RBI’s across a combined 14 games. Included in that two week span were seven multi-hit games, as well as a phenomenal three-game series in San Diego where Brinson went a combined 6-for-12 with three home runs and six RBI’s.
Jesus Aguilar walk-off HR against the Dodgers
After taking the first two games of a four-game series against the Dodgers in Miami, the Marlins were tied 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth when Aguilar launched a three-run walk-off home run off Edwin Uceta on July 7 to take game three 9-6.
The Marlins would go-on to drop game four the next day, but would pick up an impressive four-game series win in early-July over the Dodgers.
Welcome to Miami, Bryan De La Cruz
One of the multiple moves made by the Marlins at the trade deadline was sending closer Yimi Garcia to Houston, and in return Miami received two players, one of which was 24-year-old major league ready outfielder Bryan De La Cruz.
Joining the Marlins instantly for his major league debut, De La Cruz would excel with Miami across his first month in the organization where he slashed a combined .384/.413/.512 across 26 games during the month of August. Included in that month of August were 10 multi-hit games, as well as three separate five-game hitting streaks.