Brigham pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday while recording his first career major-league save.
Brigham has had an up-and-down year filled with recalls and options from the Marlins to Triple-A New Orleans and back. With the expanded rosters in September and the Marlins having nothing to play for, Brigham has been getting added opportunities out of the bullpen. He's given up just two runs in 9.1 innings in September and may be earning manager Don Mattingly's trust to put the right-hander into higher-leverage situations. The Marlins still have seven games remaining, so Brigham could get at least one more save opportunity before the season winds down.
Brigham (1-1) took the loss in relief Monday in the second game of the Marlins' doubleheader with the Mets, surrendering three runs on five hits and striking out one over 1.2 innings.
Tasked with protecting a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh, Brigham yielded a leadoff solo shot to J.D. Davis, then recorded consecutive outs before giving up back-to-back jacks to Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso. The Marlins' bullpen pecking order has remained unsettled for much of the season and even more so after all of Sergio Romo, Nick Anderson and Trevor Richards were shipped out prior to last week's trade deadline, but Brigham didn't make a strong case Monday for earning a high-leverage role.
Brigham (1-0) struck out two over two perfect innings of relief Thursday to pick up the win in an extra-innings victory over the Twins.
The right-hander shut down Minnesota's bats in the 11th and 12th, and then got rewarded with his first big-league win when Harold Ramirez slugged a walkoff homer. Brigham's 4.60 ERA through 15.2 frames isn't pretty, but his 96 mph fastball and 21:7 K:BB could earn him some high-leverage work in a Miami bullpen that's very unsettled coming out of the trade deadline.
The Marlins recalled Brigham from Triple-A New Orleans ahead of Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Brigham will assume the active roster spot that opened up when Sergio Romo was dealt to the Twins on Saturday. Though he didn't find much success in his prior stints with the Marlins earlier this season, Brigham has been electric while working out of the Triple-A bullpen. Over his 11 appearances with New Orleans spanning 24 innings, Brigham has piled up 30 strikeouts to go with a 1.50 ERA and 0.71 WHIP.
Brigham was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brigham was sent down in a corresponding move to Caleb Smith's activation off the injured list. Brigham has made eight appearances out of the bullpen with the big-league club, registering a 5.68 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 19 strikeouts across 12.2 innings.
Brigham was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Tayron Guerrero (blister) was placed on the 10-day IL, and Brigham will be up to take his place in the Marlins' bullpen. Brigham has mostly struggled across two prior stints in the big leagues this year, but he's had a nice run with New Orleans, posting an even 1.00 ERA and 22:5 K:BB across 18 innings.
Brigham was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday.
Brigham's latest stay on the big-league roster lasted just four days. He did not make a single appearance. Neil Walker (quadriceps) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Brigham was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.
Brigham had only just been sent down to New Orleans on Thursday. He owns an unimpressive 5.87 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP in 7.2 innings of work for the Marlins this season. Jorge Alfaro (concussion) was placed on the IL in a corresponding move to allow for Brigham's quick return.
Brigham was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brigham was sent back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Thursday's starter, Zac Gallen. The right-handed Brigham made six appearances during his time with the big club, compiling a 5.87 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 11:6 K:BB in 7.2 innings during that stretch.
The Marlins recalled Brigham from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
In a corresponding move, Miami demoted Elieser Hernandez, who may not have been available for Thursday's series finale with the Giants after covering two innings (38 pitches) in relief two days earlier. Brigham will thus provide the Marlins with a fresh arm in long relief after shining out of the New Orleans bullpen. Over his 11 appearances at Triple-A spanning 16 innings, Brigham has posted a 1.13 ERA, 0.56 WHIP and 19:5 K:BB.
The Marlins optioned Brigham to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Brigham made four starts for the Marlins last September, posting a 6.06 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 12:13 K:BB in 16.1 innings. Those ugly numbers put the right-hander on the periphery of the rotation competition this spring, so it's no surprise that he has now been removed from consideration for a starting role with the big club well ahead of Opening Day. He should have a spot waiting for him in the New Orleans rotation.
Brigham (0-4) took the loss against the Nationals on Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits across four innings. He issued four walks while striking out two.
Brigham has now lost all four starts he's made since being called up from Triple-A New Orleans at the start of September, and has completed five innings only once. The 26-year-old has allowed 11 runs on 16 hits and has a 12:13 K:BB over 16.1 innings with the Marlins.
Brigham (0-3) tossed five innings and took the loss Thursday, allowing two runs on four walks and three hits while striking out six in the 4-2 loss to the Reds.
Despite falling to 0-3 in his first three MLB starts, Thursday was Brigham's best outing yet. His five innings and six strikeouts were both his highest to date and the two earned runs were the fewest he's allowed. The rookie right-hander will take the mound in Washington on Tuesday.
Brigham (0-2) took the loss in Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Mets on Thursday. He allowed three earned runs, five hits and one walk over 4.1 innings while striking out two.
Brigham was making the second start of his major-league career, and he wasn't able to get out of the fifth inning after allowing all three runs in that frame. The sample size is small, but he's now allowed five earned runs with five walks and four strikeouts over 7.1 innings in his two starts this season. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Nationals, if he sticks in the rotation.
Brigham's scheduled start against the Mets on Wednesday was postponed, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
This is now the third consecutive start Brigham has had postponed. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, so Brigham figures to start one half of the twin bill.
Brigham's scheduled start Monday against the Mets was postponed.
Brigham has now had his scheduled start cancelled two days in a row. The game has been postponed until Wednesday, when Brigham will start one half of the doubleheader. Jose Urena will remain on turn to pitch Tuesday.
Brigham will not make his scheduled start against the Pirates as Sunday's game was postponed due to weather, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Rain has been pounding the area for the last two days and looked to continue Sunday, leading to the postponement. The Marlins have yet to announce how they plan to adjust their starting rotation in wake of the schedule change.
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