Marlins’ Rogers Rocked in Rehab Start; Jumbo Shrimp Rally Falls Short

Photo by Nancy Beecher
By Mike Bonts
SportsDay

JACKSONVILLE It’s not how Miami Marlins’ pitcher Trevor Rogers wanted his first rehab start with the Jacksonville Shrimp to go.

He surrendered five runs on seven hits over two innings to the Nashville Sounds in the first game of a doubleheader at 121 Financial Ballpark. Rogers struck out two and walked one.

The Jumbo Shrimp rallied from six runs down but fell in the opener 6-5. Jacksonille dropped the second game 7-2.

The big blow was Brice Turang’s three-run homer in the second inning scoring Matt Lipka and Sal Frelick to make it 5-0.

Rogers’ first inning got off to a rocky start.

The Miami lefthander gave up a base hit to Frelick. He went to third on Esteury Ruiz’s double to left field. They both scored on Turang’s single up the middle. Turang finished the game with five RBI.

Luis Aviles’ solo home run in the sixth cut into the Nashville lead. Brian Miller would walk and eventually score on a force out for Jacksonville’s final run.

Trailing by six runs, the Jumbo Shrimp got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning.

They added two runs on Bryan De La Cruz RBI single. Miller would score on Willians Astudillo’s sacrifice fly.

Friday night fireworks came early. The benches emptied in the fourth when Jacksonville catcher Peyton Henry and Ruiz got into an altercation at home plate. Both were ejected.

Rogers was placed on the Marlins’ injured list on July 29 due to back spasms.

He began his rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Aug. 9, and made two starts for the Blue Wahoos, totaling 8.0 innings.

He picked up 11 strikeouts without walking a batter. In 19 starts thus far in 2022 with Miami, Rogers has gone 4-10 with a 5.85 ERA in 87.2 innings.

Rogers’ time with Jacksonville is the 11th rehab stint for a Miami Marlins player in Jacksonville this season.

Originally a first-round pick, 13th overall, by the Marlins in the 2017 draft out of Carlsbad High School (Carlsbad, N.M.), Rogers did not pitch in 2017 before totaling 17 starts with Low-A Greensboro during the 2018 season.

After recording a 2.53 ERA with Low-A Jupiter to start the 2019 campaign, he made four starts with then-Double-A Jacksonville to close the season, going 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA.

Over 26.0 innings with the Jumbo Shrimp, Rogers fanned 28 against nine walks and 26 hits allowed.

Rogers made his major league debut for the Marlins in 2020 at the New York Mets. He wound up making seven starts in 2020, recording a 6.11 ERA but with 39 punchouts in 28.0 innings.

He finished second in the 2021 National League Rookie of the Year balloting after going 7-8 with a 2.64 ERA. In 25 starts over 133.0 innings, Rogers fanned 157 against 46 walks and 107 hits allowed.

(Thanks to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Media Relations for contributing to this report.)

 

 


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