Miami Marlins notes: Andriese, Strider, Faucher

The Fish shffle their bullpen again and division rivals lose their ace
Spencer Strider
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It sadly doesn't look like that there will be playoffs played in Little Havana this year. The Miami Marlins didn't improve enough in the off-season and there are too many disappointments happening at once. Injuries, bad's a whole list of recurring issues that just don't seem to end. There are however pitching changes that just took place, along with news on division rivals...

Miami Marlins are making bullpen changes and division rivals are losing aces.

In yet another bullpen shuffle, The Fish designated right-handed relief pitcher Matt Andriese for assignment. Andriese had a very small sample size this season with the team, pitching to a 5.40 ERA/6.05 FIP, with 10.8 K/9 and 0.0 BB/9, in 3 games and 5.0 innings pitched. The strikeout rate is of course pretty promising, but nothing else looks good at all. The walk rate is obviously fluky and neither the EA or FIP impress in the slightest.

For his career, Matt Andriese has a 4.64 ERA/4.23 FIP, with 8.4 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9. He pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners from 2015 to 2021. The 34 year old made his return to Major League games this season with The Fish and should be back at some point.

Replacing Matt Andriese on the roster is none other than Calvin Faucher. The 28 year old right-hander has a career 6.32 ERA/4.98 FIP, with 8.8 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9, in 39 games and 47.0 innings pitched. Once again there's little to like here, but let's see if he does anything worth watching. It seems to be a standard bullpen move for a fresh arm, with perhaps some potential to improve on his past results.

I plan to discuss it more this upcoming week, but for now it's shocking to learn that Atlanta Braves ace Spencer Strider is now out for the season with an internal brace procedure. I wish him a speedy recovery and it's always sad to hear about an injury that ruins a player's season. On the flip side, this hurts Atlanta quite a bit, opening up an opportunity for the Philadelphia Phillies to make a legitimate run at the division.

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