Miami Marlins: 9 memorable moments from the 2021 season

Matt Melton
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 9: Lewis Brinson #25 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 9, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 9: Lewis Brinson #25 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 9, 2021 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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Jazz Chisholm homers off Jacob deGrom

One of the earliest memorable moments of the season came in the top of the second inning back on April 10 when Chisholm turned a 100 mph fastball from Jacob deGrom into a no-doubt home run into the upper deck in New York, his first of the season.

This was only the first of what-was many memorable offensive moments from Chisholm across the remainder of the 2021 season.

Garrett Cooper walk-off HR against the Mets

Speaking of memorable Marlins home runs from 2021, there are few that are more-notable than Cooper’s walk-off blast against the Mets on May 22. Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Cooper would blast a long ball to left-center off Mets reliever Drew Smith to give the Marlins a 3-1 win.

This also put the finishing touches on what-was a solid day for Cooper offensively as he went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run and two RBI’s.

The rise of Eury Perez

We end with what is not necessarily a specific moment, but more of something overall that happened in 2021 – the rise of Eury Perez as a prospect.

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In what-was an MLB season full of breakout campaign’s from prospects across baseball, there were few more impressive than Perez who posted a phenomenal 1.96 ERA across 20 starts between Low-A Jupiter and High-A Beloit with 26 walks and 108 strikeouts. Because of this, the 18-year-old ended the season as Miami’s No. 6 prospect.

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