Marlins Podcast Episodes
- Wednesday’s Marlins MiLB notes: Jerar Encarnación launched a 469-foot home run as Jacksonville outscored Memphis 18-3 to sweep their doubleheader. Encarnación is also the first minor leaguer to reach 100 strikeouts this season. Victor Mesa Jr. (Pensacola) returned from an 11-day injury absence, going 1-for-3 with a walk as the Blue Wahoos designated hitter. Franklin Sánchez (Beloit) continues to struggles during his first season in the Marlins organization (1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR). Luis Cesar (FCL Marlins) struck out eight batters in five scoreless innings.
- Eury Pérez set new season highs for innings pitched (six), total pitches (93) and changeup usage (19.3%). His 1.80 earned run average is the best in baseball among pitchers with at least 35 innings this season. The peripheral stats call for heavy regression in the future; in particular, I worry that opponent slugging with spike up if he continues to induce so few ground balls. However, Pérez has been immensely valuable thus far.
- For the first time as a Marlin, Luis Arraez has had back-to-back-to-back hitless games. Even so, he reached base safely twice on Wednesday via a walk and hit-by-pitch.
- Here are the results of our Marlins vs. Mariners series predictions. Jorge Soler was the Series MVP based on our typical “rules,” but I exercised my executive power to bestow co-MVP honors upon Jesús Sánchez for his grand slam-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth. People who picked Sánchez received a point for that, too. I hope you join in on the Prediction Time fun (while enjoying many other perks) by becoming a Fish On First Super Subscriber.
- Elsewhere around the majors, Mets reliever Drew Smith received a 10-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his pitching hand. The Mets must make do with a 25-man active roster while he serves the suspension. José Berríos no-hit the Orioles through six innings. The veteran right-hander’s 3.28 earned run average is on pace to be the best of his career. The Cardinals blew a ninth-inning lead and lost to the Giants in extras, sinking to a new low of 15 games under .500. The Athletics’ stunning seven-game winning streak was snapped despite a JJ Bleday three-run home run.
- Triple-A Jacksonville (7:05 p.m. ET), Double-A Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (7:35 p.m. ET) and DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) are at home, while Low-A Jupiter (6:35 p.m. ET), FCL Marlins (12:00 p.m. ET) and DSL Marlins (11:00 a.m. ET) are on the road.
- Phase 1 of MLB All-Star voting continues through June 22. You can vote up to five times per email address each day—take advantage of it!
- Fish On First just launched a series on potential Marlins trade targets. You’ll find them all here. How would you feel about dealing left-hander Patrick Monteverde to the Cubs for Yan Gomes and $1 million cash?
- Glenn Geffner’s View from the Bleachers observes that there are very few clear-cut “sellers” around Major League Baseball and those that are don’t have particularly appealing assets.
- Esteban Rivera of FanGraphs highlights the contributions that Sánchez and Bryan De La Cruz have made in 2023. He finds reasons to be encouraged by their swing mechanics—in Sánchez’s case, by “adding more free-flowing movement,” he’s better able to make solid contact against pitches around the edges of the strike zone.
- Marlins radio broadcaster Kyle Sielaff plans to host a series of Twitter Spaces with fans on Sunday mornings.
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