Found May 05, 2012 on MarlinsBaseball.com:
Tampa_bay_rays_2cc5
The Miami Marlins won their fifth straight game on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.   Mark Buehrle tossed the first complete game of the season for Miami and his first since 2010.   The win streak which has seen all the wins come on the road improved the Marlins’ record to 13-14 on the season and moved them out of last place in the National League East. Buehrle was brilliant on a day where working deep into the game was a necessity for the Marlins.   A day after using nearly every arm in the bullpen, Buehrle saved the Marlins’ pen with his complete game effort.   The veteran struck out three, walked two, and allowed one run on five hits.     The win improved Buehrle to 2-4 on the season and his E.R.A now stands at 2.83. Hanley Ramirez had a big day going 3-4 with a double, and two balls that came within inches of home runs.   Doubles were a theme in this one, in addition to Ramirez’ fourth of the season — Gaby Sanchez and Omar Infante added their eighth while J...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Streak At Six, Nolasco Ties Record

The Miami Marlins won their sixth straight game on Sunday and completed a second straight sweep with a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.   The win moved the fish back to .500 as they are now 14-14 on the year.    Also of note in this game, Ricky Nolasco tied the franchise record for wins with his 68th.  The record is also held by Dontrelle Willis. Nolasco moved to 4-0...

Cishek Bails Fish Out Again

Two of the biggest stories this season for the Miami Marlins had new chapters added to them as Heath Bell blew another save before Steve Cishek won his fourth game.   The Marlins were 9-8 winners in twelve innings over the San Diego Padres on Friday in a game that ended at nearly 3 AM on the East Coast.    The win was the fourth in a row for the fish who are now 12-14 on the...

Buehrle's complete game stops Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- For one night, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen found someone to close out a win for his team. Mark Buehrle threw a complete-game five-hitter to lead Miami to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday and its season-high five consecutive win. Earlier in the day, Guillen demoted struggling closer Heath Bell, who has four blown saves this season. Bell is...

Heath Bell demoted from closer's role in Miami

The Miami Marlins, who signed closer Heath Bell to a three year, $27 million deal this offseason, have removed Bell from the closer's role due to repeated struggles. Bell has already blown four saves this season. Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is thinking that he'll replace Bell at the back of the game with Steve Cishek. The struggles from the 34 year-old Bell this year...

Six early season observations for the Miami Marlins

After twenty or so games into the MLB season and a month in the books, there are a few observations that have taken effect during the early days of the new look Miami Marlins. Here are six randomized thoughts in regards to this enigmatic and colorful team. VI: Pin the record on CP Heath Bell. I hate scapegoating anyone. Never in any sort of professional, athletic, or...

Stat of the Day: The complete game

Miami Marlins Mark Buehrle threw the first complete game by a Marlins LHP since Dontrelle Willis on 9/10/2006. During that span, the Yankees LHP CC Sabathia recorded 22 complete games.   Stat Source: @MLBStatofDay

Marlins try to sweep road series vs. Padres

With their bullpen in flux, the Miami Marlins could use some more help from their starting rotation. The San Diego Padres can relate. The Marlins look to complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres and extend their longest winning streak of the season to six Sunday in a matchup of teams currently without clearly-defined closers. Miami relievers threw a combined 28 2-3...

Marlins 6, Padres 3

Ricky Nolasco remained unbeaten, Giancarlo Stanton drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday for their season-best sixth straight victory. Miami lost eight of nine before beginning its winning streak. The Marlins have swept consecutive three-game series on the road for the second time...

Marlins beat Padres to win 6th straight

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco remained unbeaten, Giancarlo Stanton drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday for their season-best sixth straight victory. Miami lost eight of nine before beginning its winning streak. The Marlins have swept consecutive three-game series on the road for...

Infante's double in 12th, Marlins defeat Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ozzie Guillen hardly had the look of a manager whose team had just won its season-best fourth straight game. From winless ace Josh Johnson to struggling closer Heath Bell, the Miami Marlins have major issues. "There's a lot going on," Guillen said. "We have a lot of concerns." Still, after blowing an early five-run lead, Miami managed...

Friars Filleted By Fish In Three Game Sweep

The Miami Marlins continued their winning ways as they swept the Padres in San Diego over the weekend. Their sixth straight win included a series sweep in San Francisco before taking three from the Padres. The Padres failed to hold leads in two of the three games as their record dropped t0 9-20. They will look to rebound against the Rockies in a three game series that starts Monday...

Marlins-Astros Preview

A week ago, the Miami Marlins were considered one of the biggest disappointments in baseball. Now, they're one of the hottest teams and on the brink of their longest single-season road winning streak in almost eight years. The Marlins look for a seventh straight win as they arrive for the last stop of their nine-game trip Monday night against Wandy Rodriguez and the Houston...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.