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Carlos Lee hit his first home run as a member of the Miami Marlins and did it in grand style. Lee’s grand slam proved to be the difference maker as Miami held on for a 9-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. The win was the second straight for the Marlins amidst rumors of the team being potential sellers at the upcoming trade deadline.
Anibal Sanchez was dominant in his seven innings on the mound as he improved to 5-6 on the season. Sanchez struck out seven while winning for the first time since June 27th. The Cubs scored twice off the right-hander but one run was due to a Hanley Ramirez error, his eighth miscue of the season. Chad Gaudin was the first reliever out of the bullpen and struggled en route to allowing three runs without retiring a batter. Randy Choate came in and stopped the Cubs’ comeback attempt right there with a scoreless inning of relief. In the ninth, Heath Bell worked for a third straight day and did so again in scoreless fashion. It was Bell’s...
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The Marlins were as active as any team this offseason in re-inventing their roster, but as they sit nine games back in the NL East, rumors are circulating that they might be priming for another overhaul.
We all know the checkered history of the Miami Marlins franchise. They generally sit back, wait for their young players to develop, make a strong push for the playoffs, win a World Series and then have a fire sale and trade away all of their best players. Six or seven years go by, and then they gear up to repeat the entire process.
But with a new home, new name and new...
Mark Buehrle is the definition of a crafty lefty. His career high strikeout percentage is 16.2% and he has struck out more than six batters per nine innings just one time in his career. Despite his lacking strikeout skills, Buehrle has still been able to maintain an 84 ERA- and net a nice four-year $58 million contract with the Marlins this past offseason. In his first stint in the...
The Miami Marlins are preparing for the chance that reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo will not pitch this year. "This is not looking good for him to pitch for us this year," baseball operations president Larry Beinfest said Tuesday before the Marlins' game against the Cubs. "He was definitely in the plan. We anticipated him pitching for us. But right now we have to...
In an otherwise uneventful game, a fan at Wrigley Field made the catch of the day. Unfortunately, the foul ball ended up ruining a beer that likely cost more than the ball itself.
The play occurred in the second inning of Thursday’s game between the Cubs and the Marlins. With one on and nobody out in the top of the second inning, Hanely Ramirez fouled a chopper to the third base...
If it wasn’t bad enough dealing with inebriated Cubs fans out in the bleachers at Wrigley Field already — the ballpark’s bleacher bums have a notoriously rowdy reputation — one poor vendor working Wednesday’s game between the Cubbies and Miami Marlins had injury added to insult. Or however that saying goes. In the top of [...]
The second episode of “The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins” aired on Showtime Wednesday night, and it was equally entertaining as the first episode which featured copious amounts of Ozzie Guillen cursing. The highlight of the second episode was the clip seen above.
Marlins 1B/LF Logan Morrison was barely included in the first episode and ******* about his exclusion...
Miami Marlin SS Jose Reyes hit a home run off the Cubs last night at Wrigley -- and nailed an usher squarely in the back.
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As much as he hates Wrigley Field, Ozzie Guillen had to enjoy this one.
Carlos Lee hit a grand slam and the Miami Marlins beat the Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night, giving Guillen a win in his first game back managing in Chicago.
Lee's slam against Travis Wood highlighted a five-run fifth and tied him with Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for seventh on baseball's career list with...
The Miami Marlins split a four game series with the Washington Nationals after Monday’s 5-3 victory. The win improved Miami’s record to 43-46 and shrunk Washington’s lead in the division over the Marlins back to nine games. In the Wild-Card chase, the Marlins also gained a game and are now six back.
Carlos Zambrano won for the first time since June 3rd and moved to 5...
MIAMI (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez had been hitting the ball hard all series with not a lot to show for it.
The Marlins star was rewarded in the series finale against the Washington Nationals, smacking a two-run homer that proved to be the difference in a 5-3 win Monday night to split the four-game series.
"I think I have been hitting balls hard just right to people," Ramirez...
The Boston Red Sox reportedly have been offered a mega-deal by the Miami Marlins, who would trade closer Heath Bell and infielder Hanley Ramirez for outfielder Carl Crawford and a prospect. The proposed traded, which was first reported by USA Today Sports on Wednesday, would involve three All-Stars who have combined contracts of $239 million. Crawford, who was activated for the...
Bob Nightingale of USA today is reporting that the Miami Marlins have approached the Boston Red Sox in regards to a blockbuster trade. The report indicates that the Red Sox would send Carl Crawford and a prospect to Miami for Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell. In theory, this is a huge blockbuster of a (potential) [...]
Following an impressive June, this month has been a struggle for Miami Marlins starter Josh Johnson.
Jeff Samardzija, meanwhile, is once again starting to look comfortable for the Chicago Cubs following a disastrous start to his summer.
Johnson tries to bounce back from another rough outing Wednesday night when he squares off against Samardzija, who will be facing a Marlins team...