Offishial news, 7/3/23: Beaten by Braves again; Soler selected; new Chisholm injury

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes reporting on the club’s postgame social media strategy.

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes reporting on the club’s postgame social media strategy.

Sunday’s Games

Marlins Podcast Episodes

  • Sunday’s Marlins MiLB notes: OF/1B Jerar Encarnación (Jacksonville) took the Marlins minor league lead with his 15th and 16th home runs of the season. C Will Banfield (Pensacola) established a new career-high with his 12th homer. RHP Karson Milbrandt impressed in his Beloit debut (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 74 pitches/50 strikes), while OF Tanner Allen reached base safely five times. UTIL Javier Sanoja provided Jupiter’s only offense with his first home run of the season. Despite lacking over-the-fence power, Sanoja comfortably leads all Hammerheads players in total bases (115) and runs batted in (43).
  • In his 10th MLB season, Jorge Soler received his first All-Star selection. He’s been one of the National League’s most impactful sluggers throughout 2023, particularly when you account for the context of his hits. Congrats to Soler…and no doubt, this should further boost his earning potential in the offseason assuming that he opts out of his contract. Here are the full rosters.
  • Skip Schumaker admitted that “there’s concern” about Jazz Chisholm Jr., who exited Sunday’s game with left oblique soreness. If further testing determines that Chisholm suffered a strain, he’ll be going back on the injured list just a week after returning to the Marlins lineup. That would mean an expanded role for Jonathan Davis in center field (again).
  • The Braves swept the Marlins for the second time this season and have taken nine of their 10 head-to-head matchups overall. Against all non-Atlanta teams, Miami boasts a .627 winning percentage.
  • Although many of our prognosticators worried about how the Marlins would fare vs. the Braves, nobody anticipated a winless weekend. Participate in Prediction Time prior to every Marlins series opener by becoming a Super Subscriber!
  • Elsewhere around the majors, Shohei Ohtani continues to dominate at the plate. He’s up to 31 homers, including 19 in his last 31 games. The Guardians blew a 6-0 lead to the Cubs before eking out a win in extra innings.
  • We’re back with a new episode of Fish On First LIVE tonight, streaming at 5:30 p.m. ET on YouTube/Twitch/Twitter. Super Subscribers, submit your series predictions before first pitch. With chiropractic care and functional health, La Pop takes a preventative approach that optimizes wellness and quality of life for all ages. Find out more here!
  • Entering this new week, the Marlins have 63.7% playoff odds, per FanGraphs. They have a 51.4% chance to win their series opener against the Cardinals. Triple-A Jacksonville (6:05 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (7:25 p.m. ET) and DSL Marlins (11:00 a.m. ET) are at home, while Double-A Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET), Low-A Jupiter (6:00 p.m. ET), FCL Marlins (12:00 p.m. ET) and DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) are on the road.
  • Daily Luis Arraez batting average update: he enters today at .389. He has no history with Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas. Additionally, Arraez is hitting .430 in home games this season and .381 in night games.
  • Swimming Upstream interviewed a pair of productive Marlins prospects, Dane Myers and Will Banfield. Find both episodes on the Fish On First podcast channel.
  • You may have noticed that following each Marlins win, the team’s social media accounts post graphics featuring selfies of player(s) who contributed during the game. Christina De Nicola of explains how that tradition began.

Graphic courtesy of Miami Marlins

4 responses to “Offishial news, 7/3/23: Beaten by Braves again; Soler selected; new Chisholm injury”

  1. We learned a lot from the Braves series.
    First, the Marlins have made amazing progress this year led by Skip and Kim, but they are no where near being contenders. It will take a few years to do that. Unfortunatley, per the Marlins announcers yesterday, the Braves have their roster under contract for the next five years.
    Eury is still a nervous kid who will take a few years to become a full fledged, confident major leaguer. We all know he has the talent to be a great pitcher. But he suffered an attack of nerves in Atlanta after seeing the Braves maul Hoeing the day before. The only young pitcher with confidence was Jose, and we all now know that was cocaine induced.
    Third, no reason to give up anyone good at the trading deadline for a rental just to make it one round into the playoffs and then get slaughtered by the Braves again. Keep your eyes on the prize Kim, the World Series. Keep our prospects like Meyers (who is rumored to be on the block) and lets keep the post-Jeter rebuild going now that its working.
    The other thing we have learned this year is that the fans will come out given an exciting, winning team. Pre road trip weekend we had over 20k fans per game and we are just in our first year of a rebuild. Sustained winning should really bring em in after a few years. The younger generation are Fish fans, even if their parents still root for their old teams like the Mutts. An additonal 20k fans per home game at $50 per head (includes merch, F&B and parking) yields $80 mil which is enough to add a few more bats and put some more shekels in Bruce’s iron wallet.

    1. There ought to be some balance between the present and future, yes. But I’m not opposed to doing what it requires to get an impactful rental if it addresses one of their weakest positions, like Gomes at C or Candelario at 3B, especially if it’s somebody they could realistically re-sign.


    Huge bounceback: Marlins 3 – 0 sweep against the Cardinals. MVP – Jesus Sanchez.

    1. But it’s a 4-game series! You want a 4-0 sweep or 3-1?

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