Marlins Podcast Episodes
- Prior to Sunday’s Marlins game, 1B Troy Johnston (Player of the Year), LHP Patrick Monteverde (Pitcher of the Year), INF/OF Xavier Edwards (Jacksonville MVP), C Will Banfield (Pensacola MVP), OF/1B Jake Thompson (Beloit MVP), OF/INF Javier Sanoja (Jupiter MVP), INF Jesús Hernández (FCL Marlins), INF Erick Lara (DSL Marlins MVP), OF Andres Valor (DSL Miami MVP), INF Jordan McCants (Service Member of the Year) and LHP Julio Mendez (Student of the Year) were presented with their 2023 Minor League Awards.
- Six different Marlins had multi-hit games in Sunday’s rubber match against the Brewers, including multiple home runs for Jon Berti (just the second time in his career that he’s done that). Edward Cabrera bested his own Statcast-era record for highest changeup velocity. Cabrera’s curveball was great in this start, too. He’s got a 1.89 ERA since being recalled from Triple-A.
- Tanner Scott joined Kyle Barraclough (2016) as the only Marlins pitchers to amass 100 strikeouts in relief in a single season.
- The Marlins’ 81st win ensures a non-losing record for the first time in a full-length season since 2009. They went 46-35 in home games. They would have to advance to the NLDS to play at LoanDepot Park again.
- Boarding the team plane for the final road trip of the regular season, all of the rookies fittingly dressed in marlin costumes. In the background of those photos, unfortunately, you can see that Luis Arraez is still wearing a walking boot on his ailing left ankle.
- Listen back to Sunday’s State of the Fish Twitter Space hosted by Grant Kiefer.
- NL Wild Card race updates: the Cubs, Diamondbacks and Reds won, while the Giants lost. Old friend Zac Gallen shoved six scoreless innings against the Yankees. That Giants defeat essentially ends their postseason push. It’ll be four teams fighting for two spots entering the final week of the regular season. The Marlins are one game back of the third Wild Card spot.
- Elsewhere around the majors, the Rangers have regained control of the AL West after sweeping the Mariners and watching the Royals pull off a stunning road sweep of the Astros. Michael Lorenzen, who’s been utilized as a starter over the last two seasons, recorded his first save as a Phillie.
- Alex Carver spoke to Troy Johnston about the strides he’s made to become one of the most productive players in Minor League Baseball. Kevin Barral recorded his full Q&A with the media.
- As revealed through the team’s magnet schedule giveaway, Friday night Marlins home games in 2024 will begin at 7:10 p.m. Other weeknight games will remain at 6:40 p.m. (as has been the case in recent seasons).
- Son Los Marlins recaps the Jupiter Hammerheads’ run to the Florida State League championship.
- On this day seven years ago, a boating accident killed Marlins star pitcher José Fernández, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias. Fernández had seemingly limitless potential on the mound and it’s agonizing to wonder what more he could’ve accomplished if not for his own reckless actions. The circumstances surrounding his death understandably prevent the franchise from loudly celebrating his career, but at FOF, we believe it’s possible to reflect on his excellence as a player and his exuberant personality without disrespecting the victims and their families.
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