Found July 02, 2013 on Outside the Redzone:
The Miami Marlins closed their four-game series with the San Diego Padres by winning the final three games. Miami starters have now gone 18 straight innings without allowing a run and more remarkably, none are over the age of 23. The Marlins have been hot of late winning eight of their last 10 games and [...]

For Marlins, stellar rookies are likely All-Star candidates

MIAMI It was during spring training nearly four months ago, when Jose Fernandez approached Marcell Ozuna. The projected soon-to-be ace of the Miami Marlins had something to tell the talented outfield prospect. He came to me and said, Were gong to go together to the big leagues, Ozuna said. I said, OK, well go together. And now, the way we have started has been a surprise to...

Marlins enter July as one of MLB's hottest teams

Things are supposed to heat up in June but by 180 degrees? Thats what happened figuratively in Miami, where the previously floundering Marlins turned into one of baseballs hottest teams. The Fish went 15-10 in June after going a combined 14-41 through April and May. Im excited, manager Mike Redmond said of the teams resurgence. After April and May, to do what we did...

Ricky Nolasco pitches 7 strong innings, gets 1,000th strikeout

ATLANTA Ricky Nolasco tossed seven strong innings amid persistent trade rumors, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night. Marlins manager Mike Redmond said before the game that Nolasco has not been affected by trade speculation and the right-hander supported that claim by giving up only two runs on six hits. Nolasco...

Dollars, no sense, stall Nolasco deal

The Marlins generally are aggressive and decisive in trade discussions. But with right-hander Ricky Nolasco, they may have waited too long. Many in the industry expected Nolasco to be the first starting pitcher traded. Instead, the Cubs jumped the market Tuesday, sending righty Scott Feldman to the Orioles. Granted, the Marlins didn't want necessarily want righties Jake Arrieta...

Jose Fernandez shuts down Padres in Marlins' victory

MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Fernandez struck out 10 and allowed only two hits in a career-high eight innings, and the Miami Marlins matched a season high with their third consecutive victory by beating the San Diego Padres 4-0 Monday night. Jeff Mathis delivered the big hit for the second game in a row, raising his batting average to .154. He hit a three-run double in the sixth, when the...

Marlins Stellar in Month of June

It’s been a tough season to this point for the Miami Marlins to say the least. Miami has been breaking in a lot of young players in addition to fighting through a multitude of injuries while having a first year manager in Mike Redmond. But for as bad as the Marlins were for April and [...]

Marlins 4, Padres 0

Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez waved his arms, stomped his foot and pounded the dugout railing, trying to coax one final out from the San Diego Padres. The right-hander-turned-cheerleader succeeded in both roles Monday, helping the Marlins beat San Diego 4-0. Fernandez pitched a career-high eight innings, struck out 10 and allowed only two hits. Then he watched anxiously from...

Marlins Nolasco and Ruggiano Rain on Braves Parade

The rain on Wednesday night did not stop the Miami Marlins from scoring 6 runs against the Atlanta Braves.  The Marlins were able to beat the Braves 6-3, to force a rubber game in the series on Thursday. During Tuesday’s game, the Marlins jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and it was the Braves turn to do so on Wednesday. In the 3rd inning, an Andrelton Simmons single scored B.J. Upton...

Marlins 6, Braves 3

Ricky Nolasco is trying to block out speculation he may soon be traded. The right-hander's focus served him well against an Atlanta team that has given him the most trouble in his career. Nolasco tossed seven strong innings, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night. Nolasco managed a laugh when asked if it has become...

For Marlins, winning might be just beginning

Still far from first, the Miami Marlins are no longer worst. After a 13-41 start that inspired comparisons to the 1962 Mets and other historically awful teams, the Marlins reversed course with a 17-10 tear. By beating San Diego for the third game in a row Monday, the Marlins climbed ahead of the Houston Astros in the race to avoid baseball's lousiest record. With another 22...

Ricky Nolasco rumors: Orioles, Dodgers, Giants in the mix

There has been speculation that this week could be a soft deadline for the Miami Marlins to trade right-hander Ricky Nolasco. While that could prove to be the case, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that there is no deal currently on the table from anyone who is interested in Nolasco, a list which includes clubs such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco...

Hot Marlins Pay First Visit to Atlanta

The Miami Marlins are coming off of a 5-1 homestand and have won eight of 10 overall. The Marlins will visit the first place Atlanta Braves, who are coming off of a sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Marlins and Braves will meet 19 times this season with three already in the books. The Marlins [...]

Marlins-Braves Preview

Sitting comfortably atop the NL East, the Atlanta Braves know better than to overlook the last-place Miami Marlins. Doing so could prove costly with manager Mike Redmond's club playing much better of late. The Braves try to continue their domination of the visiting Marlins, who aim for a season-high fourth consecutive win in Tuesday night's series opener. Freddie Freeman...
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