Well on the heels of a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves Saturday afternoon, the Miami Marlins stand just one loss away from my projected termination mark for manager Mike Redmond. What would have been an overreaction at 3-11 is slowly starting to enter the realm of sensical at 16-21. I have very real doubts Redmond survives a sweep. But in any case, about Saturday’s contest…
- Ichiro Watch: With career hit 2,871, Suzuki sits just two back of Babe Ruth on the all-time list.
- Giancarlo Stanton went 1 for 5, but the one was a 478 foot home-run: still leads in RBIs.
- Dee Gordon also went 1 for 5, and also still is an MLB leader at a paltry .425; he had 2 RBI.
- Jeff Baker snagged a start at first from Michael Morse, and went 2 for 3.
- Miami’s bullpen put up six scoreless innings in a losing cause.
- Yes, the Braves do seem to hate Mat Latos, who gave up 5 runs before being hit by a line drive.
- Foreshadowing the future of the bullpen, Tom Koehler pitched three innings of two-hit relief.
- Every regular but J.T. Realmuto had at least one hit in the contest.
- Henderson Alvarez returns from the DL Sunday afternoon to put super pressure on Redmond.