Offishial news, 5/29/23: Marlins’ Memorial Day pace; Fish On First’s first weekend

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes a cool MLB comeback story.

Sunday’s Games

Marlins Podcast Episodes

  • Sunday’s Marlins MiLB notes: Jesús Sánchez (Jacksonville) went 3-for-5 with a home run in what he says will be his final rehab game. Geoff Hartlieb closed out the Jumbo Shrimp win and still hasn’t allowed a run all year. Patrick Monteverde (Pensacola) had far and away his worst start of the season (3.0 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR). Torin Montgomery (Jupiter) went 3-for-3 with a walk. He’s now slashing .295/.456/.410 and could force his way up to the Sky Carp if he maintains that a bit longer.
  • Exactly one-third of the way through the Marlins regular season schedule, Jorge Soler is on pace to mash 51 home runs, while Jean Segura is on pace to join Luis Castillo (1999) as the only players in Marlins history to hit zero homers in a qualified season. Jesús Luzardo is on pace for 210 strikeouts—that’d be the second-highest total in franchise history (José Fernández had 253 K in 2016). Eury Pérez is on pace to throw 150 innings, nearly doubled his previous single-season high.
  • Since launching this new “home” of ours, the Fish On First staff has written about Jake Mangum, Cobie Fletcher-Vance and MLB Draft prospect Yohandy Morales. Louis Addeo-Weiss penned our first game recap article—108 more where that one came from!
  • Elsewhere around the majors, the Astros, Braves, Dodgers, Mets, Rockies and Yankees each scored double-digit runs. José Ramírez, Eugenio Suárez and Michael Massey had walk-off hits for the Guardians, Mariners and Royals, respectively. Right-hander Michael Soroka is scheduled to start for Atlanta today, nearly three full years removed from his last MLB appearance. The former National League All-Star and NL Rookie of the Year runner-up is still just 25 years old.
  • Looking back at series predictions made by our staff and Super Subscribers, only Devin W. and David K. Tobin foresaw the Marlins sweeping the Angels. Reaching base safely in eight of his 14 plate appearances, Luis Arraez received Series MVP honors.
  • Entering this new week, the Marlins have a 29.9% chance to make the playoffs, per FanGraphs. Triple-A Jacksonville (5:05 p.m. ET) is on the road in Durham and Avisaíl García (left back tightness) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with them.
  • Among his 24 stories from the Marlins’ just-completed road trip, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald wrote about Yuli Gurriel’s valuable clubhouse presence and Eury Pérez’s determination to stick on the active roster. Here is his summary of the whole trip.
  • As a reminder, we have deserted the @fishstripes Twitter account. Follow @FishOnFirst to interact with us on there moving forward.

2 responses to “Offishial news, 5/29/23: Marlins’ Memorial Day pace; Fish On First’s first weekend”

  1. Soler has been a freaking machine right when the team needed him most. He is earning himself some extra bucks right now for that next contract. At this rate no doubt he opts out. End of May and the Marlins are still firmly in the mix. Fun season

  2. What a blast of material! I hope many more will see the value here and become super subscribers. Exciting times for the new entity to coincide with the wonderful and surprising sweep of the Angels. Feeling optimistic. Appreciate the insights into the Marlins’ prospects. Big roster decisions coming up immediately as we come into the heart of the season.

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