7:25 AM EDT, Fri September 21, 2018
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Game Thread 9/20: Reds vs. Marlins

Game Thread 9/20: Reds vs. Marlins

Marlins begin four-game weekend series against Reds Today's Lineups REDS MARLINS Scott Schebler - RF Miguel Rojas - 3B Jose Peraza - SS Starlin Castro - 2B Joey Votto - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C Scooter Gennett - 2B Peter O'Brien - 1B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Austin Dean - LF Mason Williams - LF Lewis Brinson - CF Tucker Barnhart - C Isaac Galloway - RF Cody Reed - LHP JT Riddle - SS Billy Hamilton - CF Jeff Brigham - RHP When the Marlins and Reds met back in early May, many believed that it was a matchup between the two worst teams in baseball. Coming down the final...
20 hours ago
Checking in on José Ureña and his slider

Checking in on José Ureña and his slider

Early in the season, I hypothesized that one key adjustment from the 27 year-old righty could be the difference between “good” and “great.” At the beginning of the season, after one good and one not-so-good start from Jose Ureña, I suggested—and perhaps hastily so—that his success this season would be predicated on his slider usage. From 2015-2017, José Ureña’s best pitch was his slider. According to Fangraphs’ weighted runs from 2015-2016, while Ureña’s fastball checked in well in the red, his slider was worth 2.0 runs and .8 runs, respectively. Ureña’s fastball...
23 hours ago
Marlins announce 2018 Minor League award winners

Marlins announce 2018 Minor League award winners

They are all coming to Marlins Park to accept their hardware during a pre-game ceremony on Friday night. This season’s Marlins Minor League award winners, led by Player of the Year Austin Dean and Pitcher of the Year Nick Neidert, include 11 individuals who thrived within the organization, both on and off the field. The team announced the full class on Wednesday and will hold a presentation for them at Marlins Park prior to Friday’s game against the Reds. Entering 2018, Dean’s career had been stagnant due to injuries and unspectacular production. However, everything clicked for him...
Sep 20, 2018
Miami Marlins links 9/20/18: Teal returns, ex-Marlins headed to playoffs, Reds in town

Miami Marlins links 9/20/18: Teal returns, ex-Marlins headed to playoffs, Reds in town

Plus, Victor Victor’s vector and more Marlins links for your Thursday. From the “Aw, hell yeah!” Department: NEWS: Fish Stripes has learned that the TEAL throwback uniforms worn by the @Marlins during their 25th Anniversary Weekend are coming back next season (just take my money now) https://t.co/vGcSuYjIk2 pic.twitter.com/qjtyEmxZhh— Ely Sussman (@RealEly) September 19, 2018 The teal uniforms everybody wanted are back! They will be the chosen throwbacks used during the July 26-29 series with the Diamondbacks in 2019. Not to be confused with “eugoogaly” Looking forward to...
Sep 19, 2018
Marlins bringing back teal throwback uniforms in 2019

Marlins bringing back teal throwback uniforms in 2019

You wanted more teal? You’re getting it! The Fish will wear the throwbacks again during the July 26-29 series against the Diamondbacks. The Marlins’ 25th Anniversary Weekend was one of the highlights of this season, and the most popular aspect of that celebration will return in 2019. The team will dust off their teal throwback uniforms and wear them for a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks from July 26-29, Fish Stripes has learned. The Marlins debuted the teal look against the San Diego Padres to coincide with the anniversary festivities from June 8-10. ...
Sep 19, 2018
Things We Love to See Season Recap: Marlins Rookies

Things We Love to See Season Recap: Marlins Rookies

Reviewing what we saw in the Dominican Summer League, Gulf Coast League and Batavia in 2018. The minor league baseball season has concluded and I am in search of things to do with my life. Now that the things we love to see have been put on halt (for now), it’s time to take a look back at some of the things we loved to see most throughout the 2018 minor league schedule. In this coming series of articles, we’ll go level by level to look at the brightest stars, the biggest surprises, the intriguing little things that you may have missed, as well as some of the guys that we were hoping to...
Sep 19, 2018
Miami Marlins links 9/19/18: Sandy struggles, Strasburg dominates

Miami Marlins links 9/19/18: Sandy struggles, Strasburg dominates

Plus, all your Hump Day Marlins links, ya’ll.   Last night’s game: Sandy Alcántara held Juan Soto to an 0-for-3 night. He also had to face other batters tho...4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 K (91 pitches) pic.twitter.com/QXLiZ0cCLD— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 19, 2018 Sandy Alcantara was wild over his four innings last night, allowing three earned runs and 12 Nat baserunners, while Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 on the way to a 4-2 win over the Fish. Local boy, Peter O’Brien, provided a highlight. .@Marlins Peter O'Brien takes Stephen Strasburg yard to left field...
Sep 18, 2018
It’s Sandy vs. Strasburg tonight at Marlins Park

It’s Sandy vs. Strasburg tonight at Marlins Park

An excellent pitching matchup highlights the second game of the two-game set with Washington Please leave any Icthy picks in the comments below. Remember, we introduced a new grand prize for the contest this season. Probable Starters Stephen Strasburg Standard Pitching Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO ...
Sep 18, 2018
2018 Marlins Top 100 prospect rankings

2018 Marlins Top 100 prospect rankings

Reader Daniel De Vivo shares his end-of-season list of the best talent in Miami’s improved farm system. I’m proud of the Marlins minor league coverage at Fish Stripes, but we don’t have all the answers. Daniel De Vivo (@DanielDeVivo) doesn’t either, but his top prospects list is as thorough as anything out there. The original document has stats and notes for every player in his Top 100. I brought some of his notes here and blended them together with minor league highlights from the 2018 season. Enjoy, and tell us what the top of your personal rankings would look like. —Ely...
Sep 18, 2018
Marlins links, 9/18/18: Marlins win back-and-forth game, understanding sabermetrics, rookies of the future

Marlins links, 9/18/18: Marlins win back-and-forth game, understanding sabermetrics, rookies of the future

Catch up on yesterday’s thrilling victory with Tuesday’s links. Marlins come from behind For a second consecutive time, Trevor Richards gave up four runs over five innings. He started the game well striking out Bryce Harper to end the first (Harper struck out two more time afterwards), but between two home runs and a Brian Anderson error at third base, the Nationals jumped ahead with an early lead. The Marlins were struggling to get baserunners aboard until the fifth inning when Starlin Castro hit a two-run double. An unlikely hero in Magneuris Sierra would plate two more runs with...
Sep 18, 2018
Marlins complete biggest comeback of the season, beat the Nationals 8-5

Marlins complete biggest comeback of the season, beat the Nationals 8-5

The young bats were working tonight, and Starlin Castro brought the power. The Marlins won in what was their biggest comeback of the season. Down four runs they would put production into overdrive and score 8. The defense was working and the young bats came together for this win. Trevor Richards gets to 113 strikeouts on the season, matching Josh Beckett’s rookie total from 2002 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (80 pitches) pic.twitter.com/HaZGRfjq0R— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) September 18, 2018 Trevor Richards did not have the bounce back game we were hoping. He did not last long,...
Sep 17, 2018
Game Thread 150: Marlins vs Nationals

Game Thread 150: Marlins vs Nationals

Trevor Richards vs Erick Fedde Please leave any Icthy picks in the comments below. Remember, we introduced a new grand prize for the contest this season. Today's Lineups NATIONALS MARLINS Victor Robles - CF Starlin Castro - 2B Trea Turner - SS Brian Anderson - 3B Bryce Harper - RF J.T. Realmuto - C Anthony Rendon - 3B Peter O'Brien - 1B Juan Soto - LF Lewis Brinson - CF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Miguel Rojas - SS Wilmer Difo - 2B Austin Dean - LF Spencer Kieboom - C Magneuris Sierra - RF Erick Fedde - RHP Trevor Richards - RHP Matchup Summary: The Marlins will be...
Sep 17, 2018
How an understanding of advanced statistics has increased my appreciation of baseball

How an understanding of advanced statistics has increased my appreciation of baseball

And how it can increase yours, too This weekend, baseball writers and other amateur sabermetricians were sent into outrage when Joel Sherman of the New York Post published his column, describing how advanced statistics were killing the game of baseball. “Pooh-pooh[ing]” the basics like pitcher wins and RBI’s has created a detrimental disconnect between generations of baseball fans, Sherman claims. My Mom sent me the article in a text message on Sunday morning. Just like I think people do with my articles, initially I read the headline and scoffed. Then I read the article, and simmered...
Sep 17, 2018
Marlins links, 9/17/18: Final homestand, Brinson’s September turnaround, too many September call-ups?

Marlins links, 9/17/18: Final homestand, Brinson’s September turnaround, too many September call-ups?

Let’s welcome the Marlins to Miami with Monday’s links. Marlins snap losing streak With their ace on the mound, the Marlins ended the Phillies series on a positive note. They had dropped five straight games overall before salvaging Sunday’s series finale. José Ureña allowed one run off the bat of Cesar Hernandez. However, he was pulled from the game after five innings with some hand cramping. Over his last five starts, Ureña has been lights out: 8 ER over 33 1⁄3 IP with 22 K and 2.16 ERA. Miami native Peter O’Brien hit his second home run of the season in the fourth inning to...
Sep 16, 2018
Marlins 6, Phillies 4; Unlikely bats support José Ureña, halt 5-game losing streak

Marlins 6, Phillies 4; Unlikely bats support José Ureña, halt 5-game losing streak

Ureña continues to establish himself as a possible building block. The Marlins (58-91) wrapped up an ugly road trip on a positive note Sunday afternoon, capitalizing on some shaky Phillies defense and getting decent bullpen contributions in the 6-4 win. Re-emerging as Miami’s ace down the stretch, José Ureña earned his third straight winning decision, putting an end to the club’s five-game losing skid overall. José Ureña: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (79 pitches) Nick Pivetta: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K (80 pitches) Shades of Opening Day, Ureña didn’t spot his first pitch...