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Heath Bell's chance to impress his new teammates went awry.
Scott Rolen drove in the winning run in the ninth inning with a sharp infield single that third baseman Hanley Ramirez failed to handle, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Jay Bruce started the comeback with his second home run of the game and third of the season, an opposite-field drive into the left-center field seats that cost Bell (0-1) a save in his first opportunity. One out later, Drew Stubbs chopped a single that hit off a leaping Ramirez's glove. Stubbs moved to third on Ryan Hanigan's single to right field.
Pinch-hitting, Rolen hit a grounder to third that Ramirez, a converted shortstop in his first season at third base, tried to backhand but just knocked down
''My job is to save the game and I didn't do it,'' Bell said. ''The pitch to Bruce was down and away and he got good wood on it. He played to this ballpark. ...
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The Marlins pitcher is just the latest in a long line of baseball players to fall victim to a bizarre off-the-field injury.
The Miami Marlins picked up their first win of the 2012 season on Saturday as the offense put on a show in a 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. After the first two games saw the Fish tally a combined seven hits and one run — questions began to pop up about the bats. Those questions were answered in this game in a big way with three homeruns and a near cycle.
The Miami Marlins had a disappointing start to their season in more ways than one. For starters, they dropped two out of three to the Reds in Cincinnati. Since the season is extremely young and this is still a team with a lot of promise, that’s not really a huge deal. However, the Marlins are also dealing with a major distraction, as people are calling for Ozzie Guillen’s head...
The game on Sunday between the Cincinnati Reds and Miami Marlins was exciting. The seesaw game went back and forth as the lead changed hands a couple of times. Jay Bruce hit two homers including the game tying shot off of Heath Bell to tie the game in the ninth. The 37 year old Scott Rolen gave the Reds the victory with a well-placed smash down the third base line that Hanley Ramirez...
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen intends to fly back to Florida to address questions in the wake of the firestorm that resulted after he told Time magazine of his respect for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Guillen, who apologized for the statement on Saturday, fielded more questions prior to Monday's afternoon road game against the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.
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You know, Joe and I briefly discussed this last week and as days go by I think about it more and more.
In my sports fan life, I have the teams I cheer for passionately. We are all Mets fans, but for me, I also cannot stand the Philadelphia Phillies, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox (went to school surrounded by annoying Sox fans), and the Atlanta Braves. That is in order too.
Preseason NL East favorites look to get on track
First pitch: 1:05 p.m.TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB NetworkRadio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
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Pitching Probables: Cole Hamels (Season debut) vs. Anibal Sanchez (Season debut)
The Philadelphia Phillies and new-look Miami Marlins are supposed to be the strongest contenders in the National League...
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Hamels was lackluster during the home opener (AP)As the wind whipped and wrappers and napkins littered the field at Citizens Bank Park, the offense was once again trashed by the opponent’s starting pitcher. The flagpoles moved at a feverish pace, which is more than you can say about anyone holding a bat on the Phillies side.Omar Infante led the Marlins with a two home-run effort...
Phillies (1-2) v. Miami Marlins (1-3) Pitching Matchups:Monday, 1:05 - Cole Hamels v. Anibal SanchezTuesday, 7:35 - Joe Blanton v. Josh JohnsonWednesday, 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Mark BuehrleFish Batting:Runs - 14 (14th)Avg - .226 (15th)Slug .368 (18th)Fish Pitching:ERA - 4.46 (24th)WHIP - 1.37 (22nd)BAA - .280 (25th)Their Freddy Galvis:Austin Kearns is 0-2. A few pitchers don'...