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September 29, 2021 01:28 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Serves as opener in Game 1 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson tossed one inning in his start Tuesday in the Marlins' 5-2 loss to the Mets in the first game of a doubleheader. He struck out three and gave up a run on three hits.

Thompson had previously made 13 starts with the Marlins, but because he had been pitching exclusively out of the bullpen since the start of September, Miami manager Don Mattingly wasn't counting on the rookie right-hander to provide much length. Daniel Castano ended up filling a bulk-relief role once Thompson exited the contest. Thompson is expected to head back to the bullpen for the Marlins' final five games of 2021.

September 28, 2021 01:24 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Starting first game of doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Thompson has made 13 starts for the Marlins this season but has been pitching out of the bullpen thus far in September. He hasn't recorded more than five outs in over a month, so he'll likely be on some sort of pitch count Tuesday. Thompson owns a 3.16 ERA as a starter this season, though it's taken a .240 BABIP to get there, as he's striking out a modest 20.2 percent of opposing batters.

September 3, 2021 01:16 AM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Moving to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will shift to a bullpen role going forward, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Thompson was slated to start Wednesday's game against the Mets before it was postponed, and Sandy Alcantara will start Thursday's matchup. The Marlins will likely keep a five-man rotation with Trevor Rogers (personal) back from the restricted list, while Thompson should be one of the top options to fill in if the team needs an additional starter down the stretch.

August 31, 2021 10:24 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Wednesday's start postponed
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Thompson won't start as scheduled Wednesday against the Mets since the game was postponed due to expected inclement weather, Anthony DiComo of reports.

A poor weather forecast over the next 24-plus hours resulted in an early postponement for Wednesday's contest. Thompson could be pushed back to start Thursday's series finale in New York, though Miami has yet to announce its updated pitching plans.

August 28, 2021 07:32 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Hit hard in sixth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (2-6) took the loss Friday, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings as the Marlins were dropped 6-0 by the Reds. He struck out one.

The right-hander got no help from his offense or his defense, but regardless this loss was on Thompson as all six of the hits off him went for extra bases, including a Tyler Naquin solo shot in the first inning. Thompson has only one quality start in his last eight outings, but he's managed a solid 3.72 ERA and 1.19 WHIP despite a mediocre 21:15 K:BB through 38.2 innings over that stretch.

August 21, 2021 09:48 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Solid against Reds
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Thompson allowed two runs on three hits and one walk with three strikeouts through five innings, taking a no-decision in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Reds.

All three of the hits Thompson allowed came in the first inning, but the Reds made two of them count. A Tyler Naquin double led to a Nick Castellanos homer that constituted the two runs the right-hander conceded on the night. While he didn't rack up the strikeouts, Thompson faced the minimum for his remaining four innings. Even though he owns a stellar 2.97 ERA on the season, he is winless in his last eight starts. Such is life for a Miami pitcher in 2021.

August 15, 2021 12:48 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Posts quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson didn't factor into the decision Saturday against the Cubs after tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and fanning three.

Thompson ended with only three strikeouts, but he kept the Cubs offense at bay all game long and recorded his first quality start since early July. While Thompson has gone winless in each of his last seven appearances, he has also given up three or fewer runs in all but one of those outings, posting a 3.63 ERA across 34.2 innings in that span.

August 10, 2021 02:08 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Lasts four innings in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (2-5) was tagged with the loss Monday against the Padres after allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while fanning two across four innings.

Thompson has now gone five straight outings without completing six innings and has gone winless in each of his last six starts as well, going 0-3 with a 4.08 ERA and a 20:14 K:BB across 28.2 innings in that span. The right-hander owns a 3.09 ERA on the season across 10 starts.

August 6, 2021 12:36 AM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Limited to four innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out two across four innings Wednesday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.

All three runs against Thompson came in the second inning, when he allowed a double, a single and a walk before recording an out. Though he avoided further damage, Thompson labored throughout the start, requiring 77 pitches to get only 12 outs. Through nine starts, Thompson has failed to complete at least five innings on four occasions. Overall, he has a 2.53 ERA with a 43:16 K:BB across 42.2 frames.

July 30, 2021 11:08 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Decent in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (2-4) allowed a run on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 5.2 innings, taking the loss Friday versus the Yankees.

The right-hander yielded a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo in the sixth inning, but he was otherwise able to work around shaky control. Thompson had not allowed more than three walks in an appearance prior to Friday. The 27-year-old has a 2.33 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 41:14 K:BB through 38.2 innings. He projects to face the Mets at home next week.

July 24, 2021 07:56 AM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Downed by Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (2-3) took the loss Friday as the Marlins fell 5-2 to the Padres, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out three.

The rookie right-hander settled down after spotting the Padres a 3-0 lead through two frames, but the Marlins' bats couldn't climb out of the hole. Thompson has done a great job plugging a hole in the Miami rotation, posting a 2.45 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 36:10 K:BB through his first 33 big-league innings, but the league might be figuring him out.

July 17, 2021 11:20 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Works four innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (illness) allowed two unearned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision versus Philadelphia on Saturday. The game was suspended in the 10th inning with the score tied at 2-2.

The right-hander had some trouble in the first inning, yielding runs on a sacrifice fly by Andrew McCutchen and an RBI double by Rhys Hoskins. Thompson was taken off the hook when Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to tie the game before rain in Philadelphia forced extra innings to be played Sunday. Thompson has a 1.93 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB through 28 innings this year. He lines up for a tough matchup in his next start, tentatively scheduled for next weekend's four-game series versus San Diego.

July 16, 2021 08:28 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Cleared to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (illness) is slated to start Saturday's game against the Phillies, Craig Mish of reports.

The rookie missed his final start before the All-Star break while recovering from an illness, but the midseason intermission has afforded him ample recovery time. The 27-year-old right-hander has been a pleasant surprise for Miami through his first five big-league starts, posting a 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 31:7 K:BB across 24 innings.

July 9, 2021 04:32 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Scratched from Friday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is feeling under the weather and was scratched from Friday's start against Atlanta, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

The right-hander was slated to make his final start before the All-Star break Friday versus Atlanta, but he won't be able to pitch due to the ailment. Trevor Rogers and Pablo Lopez are penciled in as the starters for Saturday and Sunday, respectively, so Thompson likely won't pitch again until after the midseason festivities. The Marlins are expected to employ a bullpen game Friday in his absence.

July 4, 2021 07:20 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Whiffs six in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson allowed three runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six innings in a no-decision versus Atlanta on Sunday.

While Thompson didn't allow much, three of the hits he gave up went for extra bases -- a two-run home run by Ronald Acuna and a pair of Dansby Swanson doubles. The right-hander continues to put together good outings, as Sunday was Thompson's second straight quality start. He has a 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 31:7 K:BB through 24 innings spanning five appearances. He carries a 2-2 record into next weekend's rematch with Atlanta.

July 2, 2021 03:36 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Start pushed to Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will start Sunday in Atlanta instead of Saturday as previously scheduled, Craig Mish of reports.

The rookie right-hander will swap spots in the rotation with Sandy Alcantara, who will now take the mound Saturday. Thompson has pitched well in four starts since making his debut in early June with a 1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB across 18 innings.

June 27, 2021 03:32 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Shines in Saturday start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out a career-high 11 to pick up the win against the Nationals on Saturday.

Thompson earned a quality start with his terrific performance, limiting Washington to an RBI double by Juan Soto in the first inning and another by Starlin Castro in the fourth. The 27-year-old Thompson now owns an impressive 25:6 K:BB through his first 18 major-league innings, and he's allowed just two earned runs over his past three starts.

June 21, 2021 05:16 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Unlucky loss Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (1-2) allowed an unearned run on three walks and struck out seven in four no-hit innings, taking the loss Sunday versus the Cubs.

Thompson pitched well Sunday, but Miami's offense went quiet. In the third inning, Jason Heyward got aboard with a walk, reached third on an error and scored on a passed ball, which was enough to stick the right-hander with his second loss. Thompson has pitched well in 12 innings across his first three starts, allowing just three runs (two earned), eight hits and four walks. He's also struck out 14. The 27-year-old lines up to face Washington next weekend if he gets another turn in the rotation.

June 12, 2021 10:08 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Blanks Atlanta for first MLB win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (1-1) picked up the win Saturday, giving up four hits over five scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory over Atlanta. He struck out six without walking a batter.

In only his second big-league start, the unheralded 27-year-old held the Atlanta offense in check over 66 pitches (45 strikes) and lasted just long enough to collect his first win. Thompson hadn't tossed more than three innings in any outing this year, either for Miami or for Triple-A Jacksonville, but with the Marlins scrambling to find warm bodies to plug into the rotation right now, he will continue to get stretched out after this strong performance.

June 8, 2021 01:00 PM
Marlins' Zach Thompson: Deemed fine after first MLB start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said after Monday's 5-3 loss to the Red Sox that Thompson is feeling fine after his start and was pulled in the fourth inning merely as a precaution, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Thompson was the pitcher of record in the contest after giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out one over three innings.

The 27-year-old stepped into the Miami rotation for his big-league debut and was under a strict pitch count after having worked no more than three innings in any of his eight appearances at Triple-A Jacksonville prior to his recent call-up. Rather than as the result of any sort of injury, Thompson looks to have been pulled early due to workload concerns. After tossing 55 pitches Monday, Thompson should have his restriction bumped up another 10-to-20 pitches if he's needed to make another start this weekend versus Atlanta.

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