5:26 AM EDT, Tue August 16, 2022
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SD 0, MIA 3; Sandy, Marlins Hold On

SD 0, MIA 3; Sandy, Marlins Hold On

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Sandy was brilliant and the offense was just good enough to win. Miami, FL—It has been a tough stretch for the San Diego Padres. Almost ten days after their franchise-altering deal to acquire superstar Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell, it was reported that Fernando Tatis Jr. violated Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy and was suspended for 80 games. He is now ineligible for the 2022 postseason, the 2023 World Baseball Classic, and will miss the first 32 games of the 2023 regular season. A brutal blow for the...
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Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch and game thread—August 15, 2022

Marlins vs. Padres: Start time, how to watch and game thread—August 15, 2022

Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes Sandy Alcantara and Joe Musgrove will start Monday’s Marlins vs. Padres game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here. Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (50-65, -47 RD) vs. Padres (65-52, +50 RD) game thread. It’s the opening game of a new series, which means we’ve got free prop bets and a series preview livestream featuring the Fish Stripes staff and special guests. Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The seventh inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through...
15 hours ago
FTM 4, JUP 9; Yiddi Cappe stays hot, secures win in late innings

FTM 4, JUP 9; Yiddi Cappe stays hot, secures win in late innings

The young Marlins shortstop had another multi-hit game for the Hammerheads. Jupiter, FL—Taking a small break from Miami Marlins baseball. I went up to Jupiter on Sunday to watch the Jupiter Hammerheads take on the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels in the final game of their 6-game set. Jupiter had won 3 of the first 5 games. Juan Reynoso was the starting pitcher for the Hammerheads while Tomás Cleto was on the mound for the Mighty Mussels. Reynoso worked a flawless first inning as he struck out the first two batters and then the last batter flew out. As for Cleto, he struggled...
17 hours ago
Why 2022 should be Miguel Rojas’ final season as Marlins’ everyday shortstop

Why 2022 should be Miguel Rojas’ final season as Marlins’ everyday shortstop

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ He’s been durable and steady defensively, but Rojas isn’t producing enough at the plate to be a starter moving forward. After an ineffective 2021-22 MLB offseason and quiet trade deadline earlier this month, it’s fair to worry that the Marlins are going nowhere. They have hesitated to make tough decisions and the team has suffered because of it. Steps need to be taken this coming winter if they want a real chance to be competitive. One of those tough decisions might be to upgrade at shortstop, removing Miguel Rojas from the everyday role he...
18 hours ago
Offishial news, 8/15/22: Sandy Day; low-scoring streak reaches 15 straight

Offishial news, 8/15/22: Sandy Day; low-scoring streak reaches 15 straight

Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes a call for questions you’d like for us to ask to Jordan Groshans in an upcoming interview. Marlins Game Coverage Marlins Podcast Episodes Sunday’s minor league scores: Triple-A Jacksonville lost, 11-8; Double-A Pensacola won, 13-12 (F/12); High-A Beloit won, 3-2; Low-A Jupiter won, 9-4 (F/8). Willians Astudillo (Jacksonville) homered for the fourth time in his last six games and should be in the mix for International League Player of the Week honors. Trevor Rogers (Pensacola)...
19 hours ago
The Offishial Show Episode 177: Nobody’s Stopping Sandy from Winning NL Cy Young

The Offishial Show Episode 177: Nobody’s Stopping Sandy from Winning NL Cy Young

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Ely explains why—barring injury—Alcantara is almost assured of becoming the first Marlin to win the award. Through all of the dysfunction, disappointments and injuries that have derailed the 2022 Marlins season, Sandy Alcantara continues to amaze. He is distinguishing himself as the National League’s most valuable pitcher and leaving award voters little choice but to recognize him with the Cy Young award. After reflecting on how the Sandy-less Marlins got swept at home by the Braves (6:00), Ely Sussman looks forward to the ace’s...
Aug 14, 2022
MIA 1, ATL 3: One and Done

MIA 1, ATL 3: One and Done

Photo by Eric Espada/ Braxton effective but quiet bats and 9th inning implosion cost Fish. If I told you ahead of this weekend’s four-game series against the defending champion Atlanta Braves that the Marlins would avoid the likes of Fried, Wright Morton, and Strider, you’d likely quip with something along the lines of “anything but a split would be an utter failure,” and I’d tend to agree with you. Well, the first three games quickly showed us that even this wasn’t as easy as the thought surmises. Looking to avoid the four-game sweep, the Fish put their...
Aug 14, 2022
Eury Pérez discusses Futures Game, Double-A competition

Eury Pérez discusses Futures Game, Double-A competition

Fish Stripes interviewed the Marlins top prospect in Jupiter on Sunday where he’s rehabbing from a minor injury. Today I took a break from Miami Marlins baseball and headed north to Jupiter, Florida to watch the Hammerheads (their Low-A affiliate) take on the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels in the final game of a 6-game series. During the game, I found Marlins number one prospect Eury Pérez watching from the stands and had the opportunity to speak with him. The 19-year-old right-hander represented the Marlins at the Futures Game last month and has been the ace of the Double-A...
Aug 14, 2022
Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch and game thread—August 14, 2022

Marlins vs. Braves: Start time, how to watch and game thread—August 14, 2022

Photo by Danis Sosa/Fish Stripes Braxton Garrett and Bryce Elder will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Braves game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here. Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (50-64, -45 RD) vs. Braves (69-46, +95 RD) game thread. Miami’s offense is consistent in the worst way possible. Ahead of today's game, a note for #marlins fans:Per @Stathead, with yesterday's 6-2 loss in G2 of the doubleheader, Miami became the first team since the 1974 San Diego Padres to score 3 runs or less in 14 consecutive games.— Louis Addeo-Weiss (@addeo_louis00)...
Aug 14, 2022
Marliniversary: Stanton breaks Sheffield’s single-season home run record

Marliniversary: Stanton breaks Sheffield’s single-season home run record

Photo by Juan Salas/Icon Sportswire via A Marlins memory from this day in 2017. For more than two decades, Gary Sheffield’s 42 home runs in 1996 stood as the single-season club record for the Florida/Miami Marlins. On this day five years ago, that mark fell by the wayside. In an 8-3 victory for the Miami Marlins over the San Francisco Giants, Giancarlo Stanton wasted little time making history. Stanton had homered in four straight games as he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first at Marlins Park on August 14, 2017. With a runner on and nobody out against...
Aug 14, 2022
Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 3

Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 3

Breaking down José Salas, Peyton Burdick and JJ Bleday. Prospects within the same tier are largely interchangeable—considering their ceiling, floor, injury risk, position, room for development, ability to adjust and intangibles, I expect them to have similar career value. The notes below were last updated on August 14, 2022. 3) INF José Salas I do not see any holes in Salas’ game. He has added significant strength without compromising his elite speed. He’s doing damage from both sides of the plate and should be able to stick as an infielder long term. He demonstrates...
Aug 14, 2022
Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 1

Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 1

Breaking down Eury Pérez. Prospects within the same tier are largely interchangeable—considering their ceiling, floor, injury risk, position, room for development, ability to adjust and intangibles, I expect them to have similar career value. The ranking of these players and the notes below were last updated on August 14, 2022. 1) RHP Eury Pérez From his first appearance in an official Minor League Baseball game, Pérez demonstrated uncommon strike-throwing ability for such an inexperienced and long-limbed pitcher. And the results were spectacular. Although Pérez was...
Aug 14, 2022
Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 2

Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 2

Breaking down Max Meyer. Prospects within the same tier are largely interchangeable—considering their ceiling, floor, injury risk, position, room for development, ability to adjust and intangibles, I expect them to have similar career value. The ranking of these players and the notes below were last updated on August 14, 2022. 2) RHP Max Meyer Max Meyer had extraordinary results in 2021 despite slightly lower fastball velocity than what was advertised coming out of college. In his second professional campaign, there was an encouraging uptick, sitting in the mid-90s...
Aug 14, 2022
Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects

Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects

Prospect rankings from the Fish Stripes managing editor. Updated frequently during the 2022 Minor League Baseball season, here is my ranking of top Marlins prospects. This Top 30 reflects my own preferences and not the Fish Stripes staff as a whole. Most outlets are married to MLB’s archaic definition of prospect eligibility which uses at-bats/innings pitched/non-September days on the major league active roster. My criteria is slightly different. I graduate players from prospect status once they reach MLB career totals of 200 plate appearances or 200 batters faced. Also,...
Aug 13, 2022
ATL 6, MIA 2; Acuña and Olson homers give Braves the doubleheader sweep

ATL 6, MIA 2; Acuña and Olson homers give Braves the doubleheader sweep

Photo by Bryan Cereijo/ Atlanta’s power bats quieted a loud LoanDepot Park crowd on Saturday night. Miami, FL—After dropping game 1 of the Saturday doubleheader, the Miami Marlins returned to the field for game 2 on Dominican Heritage Night. The Fish unfortunately fell behind the Atlanta Braves early and trailed the whole way, resulting in another loss. In the top of the first inning, the Braves wasted zero time getting it going as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a homer on Tommy Nance’s first pitch of the game. Nance threw a sinker and it landed in straightaway center...