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Marlins vs Brewers: Game 21 Thread

Marlins vs Brewers: Game 21 Thread

The Marlins look to bounce back from a crushing 6-5 loss last night. What just happened Marlins casually blew a four-run lead, capped off by Junichi Tazawa serving up a walk-off home run. What happens next Right-handers Caleb Smith and Junior Guerra face off in the series finale from Milwaukee. Please leave any Itchy picks in the comments below (explainer) Today's Lineups MIAMI MARLINS MILWAUKEE BREWERS Derek Dietrich - LF Lorenzo Cain - CF J.T. Realmuto - C Christian Yelich - RF Starlin Castro - 2B Ryan Braun - LF Justin Bour - 1B Travis Shaw - 3B Brian...
3 hours ago
Fare thee well, Fish Stripes

Fare thee well, Fish Stripes

Thanks for a fun few years. The long and short of it is this: it’s come time for me to move on, and make way for a new head honcho here at Fish Stripes. When I joined the staff in early 2015, I had no online publishing experience to speak of, no writing samples to offer up, nothing to point to except that I was an old hand in the Lookout Landing commentariat. I applied on a whim, looking for a chance to write for a public audience on a topic I loved (baseball). Michael Jong and Scott Gelman took a chance on me despite my inexperience and somehow, over three years later I am bowing out as...
14 hours ago
Marlins blow sizable early lead, lose on walk-off

Marlins blow sizable early lead, lose on walk-off

Re2pecting the process can be difficult on nights like these. The Marlins took a large lead early on against the Milwaukee Brewers, but they failed to hold on to it, as they fell in a fitting fashion: on a walk-off home run. Jesus Aguilar, who came in as a late-inning substitution, hit a homer in the 9th off Junichi Tazawa, to give Milwaukee a 6-5 victory, and it also gave them the win in this series. The Marlins got off to a quick start in the very first inning, when Derek Dietrich homered, giving Miami a 1-0 lead. In the next inning, rookie outfielder Lewis Brinson, who’s playing...
18 hours ago
Marlins vs Brewers: Game 20 Thread

Marlins vs Brewers: Game 20 Thread

The Marlins are...winning?! Itchy picks for 5th inning and beyond welcome! Today's Lineups MIAMI MARLINS MILWAUKEE BREWERS Miguel Rojas - SS Lorenzo Cain - CF Derek Dietrich - LF Christian Yelich - RF Starlin Castro - 2B Ryan Braun - LF Brian Anderson - 3B Travis Shaw - 3B Justin Bour - 1B Eric Thames - 1B Cameron Maybin - RF Eric Sogard - SS Lewis Brinson - CF Jonathan Villar - 2B Bryan Holaday - C Jett Bandy - C Jose Urena - RHP Brent Suter - LHP Thread Question: Has Lewis Brinson turned the corner?
Apr 21, 2018
Trevor Richards struggles with command, Brewers shutout out the Marlins 8-0.

Trevor Richards struggles with command, Brewers shutout out the Marlins 8-0.

Lack of pitching and hitting continue to hurt The Fish. Tonight marked the 4,000th Marlins regular season game. Would they win in some spectacular fashion? Unsurprisingly no, they instead were shutout eight nothing. The Marlins had six hits on the night but they were scattered across the nine innings. The pitching was not there again which looks to be a continuing issue for The Fish. Trevor Richards would have a marathon first inning. 1st inning of tonight's #Marlins #Brewers game: 36 minutes, 66 pitches, 12 batters, 4 balls in play. 1 run, 2 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts. To repeat: 4...
Apr 20, 2018
Game Thread 19: Marlins vs Brewers

Game Thread 19: Marlins vs Brewers

Trevor Richards vs. Jhoulys Chacin Please leave any Itchy picks in the comments below (explainer). Today’s Lineup Today's Lineups MIAMI MARLINS MILWAUKEE BREWERS Derek Dietrich - LF Lorenzo Cain - CF Miguel Rojas - SS Christian Yelich - RF Starlin Castro - 2B Ryan Braun - LF Justin Bour - 1B Travis Shaw - 3B J.T. Realmuto - C Eric Thames - 1B Brian Anderson - 3B Jonathan Villar - 2B Lewis Brinson - CF Orlando Arcia - SS J.B. Shuck - RF Jett Bandy - C Trevor Richards - RHP Jhoulys Chacin - RHP Game Preview The Marlins look to bounce back after taking a...
Apr 20, 2018
FanPost Friday: What’s Your Favorite Baseball Card?

FanPost Friday: What’s Your Favorite Baseball Card?

Time to dig through that old shoe box! Many sites around SB Nation host FanPost Fridays, and we’re joining the fray here at Fish Stripes, because we want to give you the chance to have your voice be heard in long-form style. Every Friday, we’ll post a FanPost prompt to type a response to. All you have to do to participate is click on the FanPosts button at the top of the blog (next to the site icon) and then select new FanPost, and voila! It’s fairly straightforward, but please feel free to reach out if you ever have any questions about the FanPost process. If a FanPost is...
Apr 20, 2018
Fish Bites Podcast: Assessing the Marlins (Episode 2)

Fish Bites Podcast: Assessing the Marlins (Episode 2)

Brinson, Realmuto, Stanton and much more. Too early for trade deadline talk? It’s never too early! We are now three weeks into an MLB season that has already been a rollercoaster ride for the new-look Marlins. Aram and Ely assess the team’s start, discuss potential trades, prospects, individual performances so far and a lot more. Look out for our podcast episodes every two weeks throughout the 2018 season featuring some of the most well known baseball writers around SB Nation. Listen to the episode here if it doesn’t load. Follow Aram (@AramLeighton8) and Ely (@fishstripes,...
Apr 20, 2018
Marlins GIFriday, April 13-19 edition

Marlins GIFriday, April 13-19 edition

The best and weirdest Fish Stripes GIFs from the third week of the 2018 season. Every Friday during the 2018 Marlins season, we will use this series to feature Fish Stripes original GIFs created that week. A variety of game highlights and silliness for our loyal readers to share or save for posterity. From here, you can download them to your own device. On a phone/tablet, tap the image once to separate it from the article, then hold it down to save. On desktop, click the image once to separate, then right-click to save. Keep in mind, MLB Advanced Media has their own “GIF & Embeddable...
Apr 20, 2018
Lewis Brinson finally comes up big, but Brewers clobber Marlins 12-3

Lewis Brinson finally comes up big, but Brewers clobber Marlins 12-3

Two dead-center bombs from Miami’s native son not nearly enough. It can be nightmare fuel for fans of players who switched teams in the offseason, watching them come up big against their former team. Kind of a “you should never have traded me” gesture. Marlins fans dodged that bullet in New York with Giancarlo Stanton and immediately had to face down the chance that Christian Yelich could rain some pain. He did chip in with a couple hits tonight, but the vast majority of the damage was done by his teammates. Brewers fans, meanwhile might have been the recipients tonight as Lewis...
Apr 19, 2018
Marlins vs Brewers: Game 18 Thread

Marlins vs Brewers: Game 18 Thread

Peters vs Anderson Don't forget your Itchy picks!(explainer) Today's Lineups MIAMI MARLINS MILWAUKEE BREWERS Derek Dietrich - LF Lorenzo Cain - CF Miguel Rojas - SS Christian Yelich - LF Starlin Castro - 2B Domingo Santana - RF Justin Bour - 1B Travis Shaw - 3B J.T. Realmuto - C Jesus Aguilar - 1B Brian Anderson - 3B Hernan Perez - 2B Cameron Maybin - RF Orlando Arcia - SS Lewis Brinson - CF Jett Bandy - C Dillon Peters - LHP Chase Anderson - RHP Thread Question: Any ill will toward Christian Yelich?
Apr 19, 2018
Trevor Richards faces Brewers one year after working at local brewery

Trevor Richards faces Brewers one year after working at local brewery

Talk about coming full circle! The right-hander worked for the MillerCoors Brewery as recently as 2017, and now prepares to pitch in the MLB stadium that his ex-employer sponsors. Simply participating in a major league game would’ve been an unbelievable ending to the Trevor Richards story. However, the right-hander continues to author new, compelling chapters to his baseball career. Coming off seven dominant innings last Saturday night, Richards (15.1 IP, 4.70 ERA, 3.95 FIP in 2018) traveled with the Marlins to take his next turn in their starting rotation. His opponent? Christian Yelich...
Apr 19, 2018
Miami Marlins links, 4/19/18: The hits keep coming, but not where they’re needed

Miami Marlins links, 4/19/18: The hits keep coming, but not where they’re needed

Plus, more links for your Thursday. Oddly, the Marlins were off on a Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t in the news. And it’s 2018, so that means the losses kept coming... In court, Marlins new ownership claimed British Virgin Islands corporate citizenship to try to shift lawsuit out of Miami-Dade County. Source says small South American investor started company in BVI for investment to shield assets from potential government control https://t.co/SRUdP6ja3W— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 19, 2018 on TV, Lastly, Maritza Fernandez says that last month, she got...
Apr 18, 2018
Giancarlo Stanton still struggling to adjust to new home

Giancarlo Stanton still struggling to adjust to new home

The Marlins came to New York expecting to see their former franchise player, but Stanton looked far removed from his NL MVP form. Marlins manager Don Mattingly knows Giancarlo Stanton to be a streaky player. He saw it up close the previous two seasons in Miami and doesn’t want to overreact to the ugly first few weeks of Stanton’s tenure with the Yankees. But Mattingly can relate to the 2017 NL MVP on a more specific level, having also been a key player under enormous expectations to produce for a contending team. Even if this slump seems familiar, the pressure to snap out of it is more...
Apr 18, 2018
Realmuto returns, Jarlin hard to hit, pt. deux

Realmuto returns, Jarlin hard to hit, pt. deux

Plus, Starlin the Marlin (?) and more Hump Day links Yesterday’s game: The Marlins jumped all over Masahiro Tanaka early en route to a 9-1 win (our recap here), while Jarlin Garcia tied an MLB record by extending his no-hit streak to begin a career as a starter to 10 innings pitched. He wasn’t thinking about it while on the mound though. Bury the lede, why don’t ya? Earlier in the day, the Marlins’ activation of catcher J.T. Realmuto had the Herald wondering if it would help a floundering offense. He answered: J.T.'s back. Back again.@JTRealmuto homers in his first game back to...