The Marlins aren’t waiting for July to roll around to upgrade their pitching staff. The team announced Thursday that it has acquired veteran right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney from San Diego for Single A pitcher Chris Paddack.
The Detroit Tigers jumped out of the gate with a four-run first inning and never looked back as they completed the two-game sweep of the Miami Marlins. Martin Prado was the lone bright spot with four hits. Ichirzo Suzuki had a pair of hits to draw within 12 of 3,00 for his MLB career.
The Miami Marlins occupy a strange place in this market thanks to unpopular owner Jeffrey Loria. But there should be no argument the 2016 Fish, on playoff pace, deserve more fan support than they are getting. If you can’t like these Marlins because of their owner, well, maybe the loss is yours.