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Without a home run for a month, Mike Stanton ended his slump dramatically.
Stanton homered twice, including a drive high off the hitters' background screen in center field, to help the Miami Marlins defeat the Washington Nationals 8-5 Tuesday.
Stanton's homers, his first since Feb. 26, gave him three in the exhibition season. They were his first since returning from the World Baseball Classic.
''I know the last couple of days, he was feeling for it a little bit,'' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. ''I know it's spring training, but being able to hit a couple of homers will make you feel good. I was never able to do that, but I'm sure it would feel good.''
Stanton is expected to start the season batting third in Miami's young batting order.
''It's going to be an ongoing process the way they're going to pitch him,'' Redmond said. ''He's just got to be patient and get ready for his pitch, and ...
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Mark this down as what will likely be the only worthy Miami Marlins highlight this year, save for a gargantuan Giancarlo Stanton home run or their hideous home run “sculpture” in left-center field becomes self aware and goes on a killing spree. A rather voluptuous fan and her ample assets were enjoying a Marlins spring training game against the Tigers when said fan was almost...
Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span forgot to bring his jersey on the team's road trip to Kissimmee, Florida to take on the Houston Astros in a spring training exhibition game. As a result, Span had to wear a number 91 jersey for the game instead of his usual number 2, probably because that's all that the Nationals equipment managers had left to give him. Your...
The Miami Marlins drafted Jose Fernandez with the 14th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft out of Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, Florida. The 6-foot-3 215 pound right-hander arrived in the Tampa area after defecting from Cuba by speedboat in 2008. He subsequently led Alonso High School to state titles in two of his three seasons on the team.
Maybe everyone in Miami is so preoccupied with the Heat's winning streak that baseball isn't on the minds of South Floridians.
The Miami Marlins' home opener is Monday, April 8, but it looks like the team is in panic mode to sell tickets. The franchise, about to begin a second season in its new ballpark, has turned to GroupOn for some help .
Most fanbases are excited...
He's 41-years-old and has been retired for nearly a year. But Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez won't admit that he can't still play the game.
"It's still there," Rodriguez said Monday before a PwC-SMU luncheon at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. "To be honest with you, it's still there."
Rodriguez said he trains as if he is still playing and it...
Just in time for Opening Day, MLB launched its new "I Play" marketing campaign today, featuring spots with Bryce Harper, Robinson Cano, Carlos Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, David Price, Mike Trout, Justin Verlander and David Wright.
Up above is the video for Harper's spot, in which a Harper voice-over talks about playing for "the W on...
A lot of people hate on me for liking Bryce Harper so much. I was a little undecided on the guy until I read a book about his only amateur season. And then I wanted to immediately learn more about the guy. Then I saw him play. From his first big league at-bat, I saw that he wasn’t a fraud. I always believed in his ability, and then I decided that when you watch him play; this is...
Chris Young has a minor league contract that he can opt out of. He signed with the Washington Nationals in hope of making the Major League roster. That's not going to happen right now, so Young will opt out of the deal.
According to Mark Zuckerman, the only way to avoid the opt out is for the Nationals to add Young to their roster.
Chris Young has filed paperwork...
Bryce Harper does not browse hot girls or sports on the internet, but rather houses and clothes on Pinterest. Who'da thunk it?
Rain delays are a thing of the past, but otherwise, Marlins home games this season will be a lot like the old days.
That means no waiting for hot dogs, modest competition for foul balls and lots of appeal for folks who like to be by themselves.
As the Miami Marlins begin their second year in a futuristic, retractable-roof stadium that was supposed to transform the franchise, they...
Dave Nichols of District Sports Page organized the 2013 Washington Nationals rountable this year, where a few Nats bloggers (including me) were asked to make predictions about the coming season. It's a seven-part series, and I'll be crossposting the links here as well as my answers to each of the questions.
In case you missed it, you can check out parts one, two, and...
Chris Young has opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals and there is the possibility that Young could return to the Mets. Let’s take a look at the situation.
Washington Nationals Perspective:
According to this Washington Post article, Johnson will be sad to Young leave. Young was the depth behind the starting five for the Nationals being the first one to step in...
Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs and Wilson Ramos hit two more as a split squad of Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 11-2 Wednesday.
Tyler Moore also homered for the Nationals, giving them six for the afternoon. Zimmerman and Ramos each had four RBIs.
Zimmerman opened the fourth inning with a home run off Daniel Rodriguez, then started the fifth with a drive against...
Chris Young has made just 28 major league starts over the last three seasons, but it appears there’s no shortage of interest in the 6-foot-10 right-hander.
Young, who was an All-Star as a member of the Padres in 2007, had been pitching for the Nationals this spring, but the club granted him his release on Tuesday. Young reportedly “loved” playing with the Nationals, but he...