Marlins Podcast Episodes
- Wednesday’s Marlins MiLB notes: Jeff Lindgren (Jacksonville) threw a seven-inning complete game and Xavier Edwards was the only Jumbo Shrimp player to record hits in both games of the team’s doubleheader. Evan Fitterer (Pensacola) set a new career high with nine strikeouts (6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 HR). Yiddi Cappe (Beloit) went 4-for-5 with two stolen bases. Paul McIntosh (Jupiter) still needs time to shake off the rust on his rehab assignment—he has struck out in six of his first eight plate appearances. Ronald Hernández (FCL Marlins) is leading the Florida Complex League with six walks.
- Luis Arraez‘s updated batting average is .403. Do you think he’ll hold on to set a new Marlins single-season record by topping Hanley Ramírez’s .342 mark from 2009?
- Edward Cabrera exited after five efficient innings due to a blister on his pitching hand. That’s been a recurring issue during his career.
- Poor Jordan Lyles suffered his 10th losing decision (no other major leaguer this season has lost more than seven times).
- Revisiting our Marlins vs. Royals series predictions, every single Prediction Time participant earned points. Romeo Rodriguez and Devin W. made perfect picks (Series MVP honors went to Jesús Sánchez) and there’s now a four-way tie atop the 2023 season leaderboard. If you want to make predictions with us prior to every Marlins series opener, please consider becoming a Super Subscriber for as little as $3 per month. You also get access to all of our homemade GIFs to save and use as you desire.
- The Marlins not only swept the Athletics and Royals, but won most of those games by comfortable margins. That’s rare! Their plus-30 run differential across the two series is tied for the fifth-highest for any six-game stretch in franchise history.
- Elsewhere around the majors, the Phillies and Yankees both postponed their home games due to unsafe air quality. Elly De La Cruz‘s first career home run traveled 458 feet to the final row of seats at Great American Ball Park. Michael Harris II hit a go-ahead, two-run, eighth-inning homer as the Braves maintained the best winning percentage in the National League.
- 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!
- Triple-A Jacksonville (7:05 p.m. ET), Double-A Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET), Low-A Jupiter (6:30 p.m. ET), FCL Marlins (12:00 p.m. ET) and DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) are at home, while High-A Beloit (7:35 p.m. ET) and DSL Marlins (11:00 a.m. ET) are on the road.
- Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald writes about Jesús Sánchez‘s development into a “complete hitter.” One of his only weaknesses entering play on Wednesday was production against changeups, and then he crushed one for a three-run home run off of Lyles.
- Via Glenn Geffner’s View from the Bleachers, Bruce Sherman reluctantly accepted Derek Jeter’s plea for the Marlins to sign Avisaíl García in free agency. “That, along with revenues falling well short of Jeter’s expectations…was at the core of Sherman’s dissatisfaction with Jeter,” Geffner reports, leading to Jeter’s departure before García even played his first Marlins game. Their breakup was “more nuanced” than Sherman’s desire to pinch pennies—Jeter insisted their player development department would be able to produce homegrown impact bats and he wasn’t able to deliver on that, leaving free agency as the last resort.
- On this day 25 years ago, the Marlins outlasted the Blue Jays in a controversial 17-inning marathon.
- With news breaking that soccer legend Lionel Messi is on his way to join Inter Miami CF, Marlins players Arraez, Yuli Gurriel and Jazz Chisholm Jr. recorded a video welcoming him with a custom No. 10 jersey.
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