3. Edward Cabrera is still an ace
Edward Cabrera broke out as a legit ace for the Miami Marlins this season, but he’s also human and as great as he is, he won’t always pitch that great. Case in point: this series. Cabrera faced off against timeless ace Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros. Cabrera didn’t do that well…5 runs and 7 hits in 3.2 innings in the third game.
Let’s not let that one poor game make us forget that Edward Cabrera has an ability to be an elite strikeout pitcher. Let’s not forget that Edward Cabrera was an elite prospect for a reason. More importantly let’s not forget that he was pitching against one of the best offenses in the Majors and a potential AL Cy Young candidate.
Another important thing to remember is that Cabrera is a young guy. He is only 24 years old (just like Chisholm). It’s crazy to expect him to be phenomenal in every game and to compete with a future Hall of Famer like Verlander. The fact that some of us thought that he could do it, speaks for the ability that Cabrera has.
Edward Cabrera had a bad start and the Miami Marlins lost the final game of the series…on the road I should repeat. Winning two out of three against the Houston Astros on the road excuses the fact that it wasn’t an even more shocking sweep.