Brigham shows improvement in second start for Marlins
Jeff Brigham, the Marlin’s #20 prospect looked more comfortable on the mound in last night’s game.
Brigham did not meet expectations in his first career start against the Blue Jays on September 2nd. In that outing Brigham walked four batters in 3.0 innings pitched with 3ER.
However, Brigham was able to control his pitches much better in his second career start last night. Brigham threw 4.1 innings pitched with 3ER and only one walk. Unfortunately, Brigham did take the loss but he showed much more command improvement.
In his second career start, Brigham had a ball to strike ratio of 52:22. That is a huge improvement from his last start. Brigham had a ball to strike ratio of 45:37. Brigham threw 15 fewer balls in last night’s start and that shows promise for the Marlin’s #20 prospect. It shows that Brigham is capable of making adjustments that will give him a better chance to succeed.
Marlins Drop 3 out of 4 to Mets:
The series in New York has been full of disappointments between rain delays, postponed games and losing the series. The Marlin’s would go on to lose 3 out of 4 games and get swept in last night’s doubleheader.
In game one, Urena and the Marlins beat Cy Young Award contender Jacob deGrom by a score of 5-3. Urena threw 6.1 innings pitched with 1ER, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. deGrom did pitch a gem throwing 7.1 innings with 2ER 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. Run support from the Mets’ bats fails deGrom yet again.
In game two the Marlin’s got blown out by a score of 0-13. Trevor Richard’s simply did not have his stuff that day. Richards threw 5 innings with 6R, 4ER, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. Ben Meyer allowed 7ER in 0.2 innings of relief. For the Mets, Zack Wheeler dominated in 8 innings pitched with 0R, 0ER, 0 walks, and 7 strikeouts.
In game three, Sandy Alcantara was solid throwing 7 innings with 2R, 2ER, 3 walks, and 6 strikeouts. Steven Matz pitched well for the Mets with 6IP, 3R, 3ER 2BB, and 4 strikeouts. Unfortunately, the Marlin’s bullpen could not hold has Barraclough would allow back to back homers to earn the loss.
In game four, Jeff Brigham pitched well enough to earn another start as his stats above would indicate. Jason Vargas also pitched well throwing 6IP with 2R, 2ER 2BB, and 7 strikeouts.
This has been a series to forget for the Marlins and their fans. Miami will take on the Phillies in Philadelphia Monday night.