The Miami Marlins are currently unable to take a break. After losing five of their last seven, the stage was set for a turnaround in a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs, who had lost a five-game series.
However, it was the Cubs who took the opportunity to record a 2-1 win – their first in six MLB games.
Marlin’s RHP Edward Cabrera made his first start after nearly two months out through injury. He threw five hitless innings, struck out eight and allowed three hits in a thoroughly dominant display.
Everything seemed to be going her way, with a single by Joey Wendle that propelled Miami to the top of seventh. It all fell apart and all of Cabrera’s hard work was in vain.
Willson Contreras started a two-run homer in the eighth inning that turned out to be the deciding hit.
Some fans seem to be giving up hope this season. They are now 9.5 games behind third-place National League wildcard.
The Marlins called up Triple-A Jacksonville outfielder Peyton Burdick, who started in left field and finished seventh on his major league debut.
Miami Marlins skipper Don Mattingly likely won’t return in 2023
The pressure on Don Mattingly to make way for a new face in the dugout is now greater than ever. Not only the manager, but also the entire hierarchy of the Miami Marlins is subjected to close scrutiny.
Mattingly is in his seventh season as Marlins skipper after the club exercised an option to extend his stay until the end of 2022.
However, reports have surfaced in recent days that suggest he will not be returning to the Marlins next year.
“Don Mattingly told me today that he is “under no obligation” to lead Miami in 2023. He enjoys working with GM Kim Ng and the owners. He doesn’t want to be in a place where he isn’t wanted.” – Craig Misch
The writing has been hanging on the wall for some time. After several competitive seasons in 2016 and 17, Mattingly’s Marlins lost 98 games in 2018 and 105 games the following year.
Trading with the likes of Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and JT Realmuto during this period didn’t help their cause either. They made the playoffs during the COVID-shortened 2020 season but lost 95 games last year.
The Miami Marlins are currently on a 48-58 record and 9.5 games behind third place NL wildcard. It looks like Mattingly’s tenure is coming to an end this season.
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