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1. Kyle Lohse was masterful, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning before surrendering a single to Jose Reyes. Lohse isn’t overpowering, but he is always around the strike zone as he threw a first-pitch strike to 13 of 18 batters through the sixth inning last night.
2. Is Giancarlo Stanton going to survive in the new Marlins Park? I couldn’t help but be reminded of David Wright‘s first season at Citi Field after watching Stanton hit 400-foot fly outs not once, but twice right in front of those bright, neon green walls. It’s still too early to make any conclusions, but it’s not a great sign to start.
Extra note: Speaking of those green walls, how many people in Miami are going to go blind as a result? You better believe I’m wo...
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The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list because of a problem in his right shoulder.
The Cardinals purchased right-hander Victor Marte from Triple-A Memphis and he is in uniform for Friday's game in Milwaukee. Marte has 30 career appearances, all with Kansas City.
Linebrink is sidelined with capsulitis, a condition that can result...
At this time, I would like anyone who thought Kyle Lohse would take a no-hitter into the 7th, raise their hand...I thought so. What else happened?
David Freese picked up where he left off in October getting 3 hits, 2 RBI and a run. He's a popular pick for sleeper at 3B this year, we just wonder if he can stay healthy.
Rafael Furcal got himself 3 hits, an RBI and a steal...
Springfield, MO - The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the Springfield Cardinals roster for the upcoming season.
New Manager Mike Shildt and returning Hitting Coach Phillip Wellman and Pitching Coach Bryan Eversgerd will be well stocked heading into the 2012 season.
Returning to the roster are 15 players who appeared in a Springfield uniform last year, including Texas League...
Carlos Zambrano must have spent the offseason with Phil Jackson, because dude is sounding like a Zen master. Big Z, who was acquired by the Marlins in January, says his favorite part about the new Marlins Ballpark is the aquariums behind home plate because of their calming presence.
“I don’t know how many people have fish tanks in their house but psychologists say it can make...
The legend of Jeffrey Loria being a Grade A asshole are legendary and go back to his days of holding the city of Montreal hostage over a baseball stadium deal. His charade eventually found its way to South Florida and the Marlins franchise. He eventually got his wish for Miami taxpayers to foot most of the bill to build Marlins Ballpark, which just happened to open tonight. What...
Jayson Stark did an article for ESPN yesterday that talked about some of the St. Louis Cardinals’ reactions to the new stadium in Miami. I found some of the comments pretty damn funny…
Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman:
“I just feel like, if it were up to me — and it’s not; nobody asked me, and I don’t know why anybody would care about my opinion — but if I was building...
Today the new and improved Miami Marlins team unveils their new colors, new stadium, and sparkling new lineup to the world. This is a lineup that has incredible power potential, eager youth, and speed at the top of the order to wreak havoc within the ranks of the National League.
However, with the exciting base stealing, clean up grand slams, and diving grabs that will...
When Josh Johnson takes the mound tonight and throws the first stateside pitch of the 2012 regular season, he will be making his third consecutive appearance as the Marlins’ Opening Day starter. The difference is that, for the first time in those three seasons, Johnson’s team projects to be a contender.
The 28-year-old Johnson had his 2011 campaign cut short by a shoulder...
The Miami Marlins struggled offensively again on Thursday as they fell to the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 at Great American Ballpark. Combined with Wednesday’s opening game, the Marlins have now managed a total of one run on seven hits this season. Miami produced the least amount of runs in the Spring and it appears that offense has carried over into the regular season thus...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Actual, Real Game: St. Louis at Miami, 19:05 ET
2. Timeless Video: Marlins Home Run Display
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: New York (AL) Radio
Actual, Real Game: St. Louis at Miami, 19:05 ET
Regarding What the Deal Is With This Game
The deal with this game is that it’s the first regular-season...
The Florida Marlins were a mess. They were a bland, unexciting team as recently as a year ago despite having Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison, Hanley Ramirez, and Josh Jonson on roster. Their stadium was run down and disheveled, and even their uniforms were lifeless and uninspired (despite having a dope hat). These Miami Marlins are far from their predecessor. Add some orange to the...