Offishial news, 9/5/23: Post-Labor Day grind begins

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes an off-field incident that has altered the Dodgers’ rotation plans for this upcoming series.

Monday’s Games

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Marlins Podcast Episodes

  • NL Wild Card race updates: the Cubs, Diamondbacks, Phillies and Reds won, while the Brewers and Giants lost. Trea Turner homered for the seventh time in his last seven games. Justin Steele remains firmly in the NL Cy Young conversation after tossing eight scoreless innings and recording a career-high 12 strikeouts. The Marlins are a half-game back of the third Wild Card spot.
  • Elsewhere around the majors, Julio Urías was arrested on felony domestic violence charges. Urías previously served a suspension in 2019 stemming from a domestic violence incident. Previously scheduled to face the Marlins on Thursday, the Dodgers left-hander won’t be traveling to Miami for the series. Lucas Giolito was destroyed by the Twins in his Guardians debut (3.0 IP, 7 H, 9 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3 HR). It got so ugly that Cleveland position player David Fry pitched even longer than Giolito did to save the club’s other arms for more competitive circumstances.
  • We’ve got a new episode of Fish On First LIVE streaming tonight at 5:30 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 46.8% chance to win their series opener against the Dodgers, per FanGraphs. It marks the beginning of a 16-game stretch without any scheduled off days for the Fish. Triple-A Jacksonville (6:35 p.m. ET), Double-A Pensacola (7:05 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (7:35 p.m. ET) and Low-A Jupiter (6:30 p.m. ET) are all on the road.
  • I think Joey Wendle is overdue to have his playing time sharply reduced. He’s in the midst of arguably the worst half-season by any hitter in Marlins history.
  • Kevin Barral spoke to Troy Johnston about reaching the 20 HR/20 SB milestone. Johnston candidly analyzed how he would fit on the Marlins active roster right now (if given the opportunity).
  • The Marlins are commemorating Childhood Cancer Awareness Day by bringing patients from Alex’s Place and their families to tonight’s game. The players will wear special batting practice shirts that were designed by children undergoing treatment at Alex’s Place.

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2 responses to “Offishial news, 9/5/23: Post-Labor Day grind begins”

  1. I think the odds of winning quoted in the article are way overstated.
    We have a 0.0% chance of beating the Phillies today.

    1. I must admit, you’re completely right on that haha. Thanks.

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