Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday has thrown out seven straight runners trying to steal on him, setting an obscure team record in the process. The previous record for throwing out runners: six straight, accomplished by Bob Natal and Charles Johnson.
After hitting exactly one home run in each of the previous four seasons, Marlins infielder Miguel Rojas already has seven in this one - two behind team leader and 2017 Home Run Derby contestant Justin Bour.
Brad Ziegler and Tayron Guerrero allowed a combined six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins squandered a six-run lead and three combined home runs from Miguel Rojas and Lewis Brinson.
A costly error led to four Braves runs in the fifth inning as Jose Urena lost his seventh consecutive decision to open the 2018 season. It marked the second year in a row that has happened to a Miami Marlins’ Opening Day starter.
Originally a third base prospect, Brian Anderson has impressed with the way he’s handled his move to right field giving the Miami Marlins a chance to keep him in the lineup during potentially his first full major-league season.
The Marlins recalled lefty starting pitchers Adam Conley and Dillon Peters from the minors on Friday, but plan to use both as relievers. Manager Don Mattingly said that role could fluctuate throughout the season for both and other pitchers.
Miami Marlins boss Derek Jeter says he is impatient to win. He can do something about it. But it will require spending. It will take his ownership group having a commitment to winning and Marlins fans that is as great as its commitment to profit.
Miami Marlins super-fan Laurence Leavy, known as the Marlins Man, flew to the British Virgin Islands with sports radio host Andy Slater to visit the corporate office the team used to claim foreign ownership in a suit with Miami-Dade. It was a post-office box.