Jazz Chisholm led bomb fest in Marlins 2021 Spring Training debut
Jazz Chisholm led bomb fest in Marlins 2021 Spring Training debut
May 22, 2024 10:55 PM

It only took two pitches for the Marlins to get ahead in their first game of the Spring Training against the Houston Astros.

Jazz Chisholm was swinging on a 1-0 fastball and took Brandon Bielk deep to start the party early for the Marlins.

Second pitch of the game, oppo bomb by Chisholm. The wind is blowing out that way, but still solid contact… @5ReasonsSports #JuntosMiami

— Alejandro Villegas (@alejandrovg32) February 28, 2021

The battle for the second base starting position is one of the main attractions of this spring. Chisholm started at shortstop (his natural position) today because Miguel Rojas did not travel with the team.

With the first homer of spring, @j_chisholm3 ladies and gents. #MarlinsST

— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) February 28, 2021

Isan Diaz started at second, and did not have the same offensive output as Chisholm, but both combined for a couple of double plays, in what could be the middle infield couple of the future for the Marlins.

Brinson and Bleday homered as well

In that same first episode, both Garrett Cooper and Lewis Brinson, took advantage of the Astros starter.

Lewis Brinson continues to rake in Spring Training. His moonshot was well over the left field grass and into the Astros offices, showing how good he can be, especially, for some reason, in this time of the year.

And now Lewis Brinson with a moonshot. The Marlins are just crushing Brandon Bielak in the first… @5ReasonsSports #JuntosMiami

— Alejandro Villegas (@alejandrovg32) February 28, 2021

The Marlins took an early 4-0 lead and never looked back. In the fifth, when all the starters went out, J.J. Bleday showed some of his pop as well, with a rocket to the left-center gap.

Bleday is one of those young pieces the Marlins are so excited about, and he should be getting some MLB action at some point this season.

J.J. Bleday, also with a homerun un his first at bat of the Spring Training. Solid contact to the left-center field gap. This guy should be in the majors at some point this season @5ReasonsSports #JuntosMiami

— Alejandro Villegas (@alejandrovg32) February 28, 2021

Marlins pitchers review

Daniel Castano struggled after inducing Jose Altuve into a groundball that turned two. After having nobody on, with two outs, the lefty allowed one run in the bottom of the first. The only run the Astros scored.

After that, only Thompson, who started the fifth with two walks, had any complications.

Zach Thompson struggled with a couple of walks starting the fifth, but then dominated the three next batters to get out of the jam.

Marlins up 6-1 in the top of the 6th.@5ReasonsSports #JuntosMiami

— Alejandro Villegas (@alejandrovg32) February 28, 2021

Cody Poteet and Tommy Eveld worked the sixth and the seventh, respectively, without allowing any runs either to finish off the Astros and give the Marlins their first win on the Grapefruit League this year.

That's it! Game over. The first win for the Marlins on the Grapefruit League.

Jazz Chisholm, Lewis Brinson (2 RBI) and J.J. Bleday with homers, and five arms to limit the Astros to one run. @5ReasonsSports #JuntosMiami

— Alejandro Villegas (@alejandrovg32) February 28, 2021

By Alejandro Villegas | @Alejandrovg32 on Twitter

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