Offishial news, 8/11/23: Honoring 2003 champs; huge attendance expected vs. Yanks

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes stories about Jake Burger’s sister and Jorge López’s son.

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  • Thursday’s Marlins MiLB Notes: LHP José Castillo (Jacksonville) cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors. That opens a spot on the 40-man roster, which I anticipate going to the rehabbing Tommy Nance in the near future. OF Jerar Encarnación hit his 21st and 22nd homers of the season. The Jumbo Shrimp picked up their sixth win in a row. SS Nasim Nuñez (Pensacola) extended his hitting streak to 16 games. RHP Zach McCambley has now allowed runs in five straight relief appearances (though not all of them have been earned runs). FCL Marlins INF Jesús Hernández was named Student of the Month for July by the Marlins education department.
  • NL Wild Card race updates: the Phillies were the only relevant team in action and they won. The Marlins hold the third Wild Card spot by 0.5 games.
  • Elsewhere around the majors, Matt Olson tied Shohei Ohtani for the MLB lead with his 40th home run. Olson’s 101 RBI are by far the most in the league. The Dodgers won for the ninth time in their last 10 games—they’re really starting to pull away from everybody else in the NL West.
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  • The Marlins have a 58.5% chance to win their series opener against the Yankees, per FanGraphs. Triple-A Jacksonville (7:05 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (7:35 p.m. ET), Low-A Jupiter (doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET) and DSL Marlins (10:00 a.m. ET) are at home, while Double-A Pensacola (7:15 p.m. ET), FCL Marlins (10:00 a.m. ET) and DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) are on the road.
  • This weekend’s series is projected to have the largest crowds of the season. There won’t be enough parking available for everybody at LoanDepot Park, so the Marlins are urging fans to use alternate modes of transportation (or park at their Government Center transportation hub and take a shuttle from there). To make this Flashback Friday extra special, 2003 World Series winners Josh Beckett, Jeff Conine, Derrek Lee, Mike Lowell, Carl Pavano and Juan Pierre are among the Marlins alumni who’ll be in the house.
  • Ethan Budowsky of Just Baseball believes the last two Marlins wins were crucial to saving their season. He looks ahead to the rest of their 2023 schedule.
  • MLB Pipeline updated their Marlins Top 30 prospects list. I’ve been harsh on Pipeline the last couple years, but they align relatively closely with myself and the FOF team on this one. I was impressed that they had to guts to drop INF Jordan Groshans entirely out of the Top 30; entering the 2022 season, Pipeline ranked Groshans among their Top 100 overall prospects in the entire league.
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2 responses to “Offishial news, 8/11/23: Honoring 2003 champs; huge attendance expected vs. Yanks”

  1. The Marlins press release linked in this article is out of date. It mentions how Fireworks return for the 2020 season, a homestand against the Phillies on Sept. 4,5 and 6 (page 3) and Homosexual Pride night on Sept. 8 against the Mets (also page 3). None of these are on the 2023 schedule. Looks like another Marlins PR error, not a FoF error excepting for linking to something without checking what it really is.

    1. Thanks. Very bizarre that they connected those pages together in the email they sent out.

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