Offishial news, 8/31/23: Waiver claim day; sub-.500

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes new interviews with Eury Pérez and Harold Ramirez.

Wednesday’s Games

Marlins Podcast Episodes

  • Wednesday’s Marlins MiLB Notes: OF Tanner Allen (Pensacola) hit his first Double-A home run. The walk-less streak for INF Yiddi Cappe (Beloit) is up to 28 games. He’s got a .210 on-base percentage during that stretch. RHP Jacob Miller (Jupiter) completed six innings for the first time as a pro, getting there efficiently thanks to 12 groundball outs.
  • For the first time since May 25, the Marlins find themselves below the .500 mark. They’ve lost eight of the last 10 games, scoring only 1.7 runs per game in that span.
  • Andrew Nardi (left hand) and Jorge Soler (right hip) remain day-to-day. We’re monitoring the health status of all Marlins major league and minor league players via the injury/rehab tracker.
  • Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Marlins are expected to place waiver claims on at least one of the available Angels relievers, those being Reynaldo López, Matt Moore and Dominic Leone. As I wrote on Wednesday, López makes the most sense for them (and that was before yet another David Robertson stinker). In just a few hours, we’ll find out if any of the waiver wire options were awarded to the Marlins.
  • NL Wild Card race updates: the Cubs and Reds won, while the Diamondbacks, Giants and Phillies lost. Bryce Harper launched his 300th career home run. The Marlins are three games back of the third Wild Card spot.
  • Elsewhere around the majors, Tommy Edman‘s walk-off homer snapped Josh Hader‘s three-month streak without allowing an earned run. With still all of September ahead of them, the Braves have established a new single-season franchise record with 250 long balls.
  • We’ve got a new episode of Fish On First LIVE streaming tonight at 6:00 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!
  • The Marlins have a 58.6% chance to win their series opener against the Nationals, per FanGraphs. 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 Low-A Jupiter (doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET) are all at home.
  • Isaac Azout’s “Flipped Fish” interview series will catch up with former Marlins players when they return to LoanDepot Park as members of opposing teams. Here’s his conversation with Harold Ramirez of the Rays:
  • Following the game tonight, hop in the livestream of the latest Battered Marlins Fans episode, where I’ll be their special guest.

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One response to “Offishial news, 8/31/23: Waiver claim day; sub-.500”

  1. 12-30 since the all star break. They were 14 games over .500 at one point in the season.

    This is the type of collapse that costs upper front office members their jobs. There has to be accountability for this type of failure.

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