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Marlins prospect Christian Yelich goes 3-for-4 with 2 RBI in MLB debut

Jul 23, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

Looking to shake things up after a dreadful offensive dry spell, the Marlins promoted top prospect and outfielder Christian Yelich and immediately tossed him in the #2 spot in the lineup, along with fellow top prospect and outfielder Jake Marisnick, for tonight’s game against the Rockies. Yelich responded, getting three hits in his first three at-bats and driving in two key runs as the Marlins went on to defeat the Rockies 4-2.

The Marlins drafted Yelich in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2010 amateur draft. He spent most of the season with Double-A Jacksonville, the first time in his career the 21-year-old had been above A-ball.

Marisnick, also making his Major League debut, went 0-for-4.

  1. Stiller43 - Jul 24, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    In related news, the Marlins have announced Yelich is now on the block.

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 24, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      Feel better about yourself? Unless you are a Yankees fan, there is no team that celebrated more titles than the Marlins have, since their inception.

      • Old Gator - Jul 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        Well now that’s a meaningful statistic – failing only to take into account that (a) it’s now been a full ten years of someone else winning the championship and (b) the current ownership hasn’t even sniffed a postseason since it bought the team John Henry sold to them and Dave Dombrowski constructed. During that period – and we’ll make your number even more ridiculous than it is by starting with 2003 – how many other teams have at least made it to the postseason multiple times?

        I read that Juan Peron, the former dictator of Argentina, had his wife Evita embalmed and while in exile in Spain used to bring her corpse down to dinner with him, even when entertaining guests. He would occasionally gesture towards her corpse sitting across the table from him and opine, “Isn’t she beautiful?” Your dragging out the corpse of championships over a decade old to make some kind of delusional point about the sorry state of the current Feesh reminds me a lot of Peron and his dead wife.

        This franchise is going nowhere under the cabal of crooks and liars who own it now. Nowhere.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

        Your tears and bullshit are enough to make a hydro powered fertilizer factory in the desert. Honestly, just root for someone else

  2. Gamera the Brave - Jul 24, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Old Gator may be adopting him – sample size of one be damned!

  3. Old Gator - Jul 24, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    Free samples are nice. There was some toothpaste in my mailbox yesterday that can even remove magic marker….

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