Marlins Podcast Episodes
- Sunday’s Marlins MiLB Notes: INF Xavier Edwards (Jacksonville) drew four walks, reached on an error and hit a sacrifice fly. Pitching on back-to-back days in what was presumably the final appearance of his minor league rehab assignment, Tommy Nance (Pensacola) worked a scoreless inning of relief. Question is whether he’ll be placed on the Marlins active roster or optioned to Jacksonville upon being reinstated from the injured list. OF Chase Luttrell went 0-for-3 with a hit by pitch in his Beloit debut. C Spencer Bramwell (Jupiter) blasted a game-winning two-run home run and LHP Evan Taylor picked up his organization-leading 16th save.
- Luis Arraez and Jake Burger recorded three hits apiece to propel the Marlins to their biggest comeback win of the 2023 season. That included an Arraez game-tying triple and a Burger walk-off single. The club had a meager 1.7% win probability entering the bottom of the ninth, according to FanGraphs, before rallying against Yankees closer Clay Holmes. It was their 27th one-run win.
- The Marlins pulled it off despite another underwhelming performance by Eury Pérez (4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR on 82 pitches/47 strikes). Since the All-Star break, Sandy Alcantara hasn’t gotten much help from his rotation mates, accounting for four of Miami’s eight quality starts.
- Listen to our weekly State of the Fish Marlins call-in show. Beyond the usual analysis of the major league roster, lots of Troy Johnston talk made it into this one. Congrats to Zack Ondriezek (@ZackOndriezek), who won our mid-show Marlins vs. Astros ticket giveaway.
- NL Wild Card race updates: the Diamondbacks and Giants won, the Reds split their doubleheader, and the Phillies, Cubs and Padres lost. The Marlins hold the third Wild Card spot by 0.5 games.
- Elsewhere around the majors, the Nationals pulled off an astonishing comeback of their own against the Athletics after trailing 7-2 entering the bottom of the ninth. Matt Olson homered for the 43rd time and drove in his 106th and 107th runs (he leads the league in both categories). Wander Franco is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor. There’s an MLB investigation underway.
- We’ve got a new episode of Fish On First LIVE streaming tonight at 5:30 p.m. ET on YouTube/Twitch/Twitter. Special guests: David Ferrel and Noemi Rodriguez. 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 46.0% playoff odds, per FanGraphs. They have a 43.9% chance to win their series opener against the Astros. DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) is at home, while DSL Marlins (10:00 a.m. ET) is on the road.
- Alex Krutchik wrote about the impact Josh Bell has already made on the Marlins. More from Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald on Bell’s “perfect fit” with the Fish.
- Bell will be our next guest on the Fish Unfiltered podcast show, so feel free to comment with any questions/topics for that interview.
- For the second straight weekend, Alex Carver was on site for FCL Marlins coverage. He’ll have an article coming shortly to our Fish on the Farm section with all of his observations.
- Ryan Schlesinger continues his series looking at the best Marlins ever at every jersey number.
- Happy 46th birthday to Marlins legend Juan Pierre. The speedy leadoff man didn’t miss a game during his first three seasons with the Fish (2003-2005). He returned to Miami to close out his MLB career in 2013. The World Series champion still holds the franchise single-season record for stolen bases (65). In retirement, Pierre remains involved with the Marlins as a spring training guest instructor,
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