Found September 03, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
In the race for the National League Rookie of the Year, Jose Fernandez has seemingly distanced himself from the pack. The Marlins' All-Star right-hander has only gotten better as the season wears on, going from a 4.50 ERA in April to 1.15 in August. But in a duel with Miami's young gun Friday at Turner Field, the Braves' Julio Teheran continued to make quite the case for himself as the calendar turns to September. "I tried to do my best and show everybody what I can do," Teheran said after allowing one run and four hits, while striking out eight in 6 13 innings to get the best of Fernandez (three hits, two runs and eight K's in six innings) in Atlanta's 2-1 victory. Teheran (11-7) improved to 4-2 with a 2.23 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break, but is it enough to supplant Kid K. -- a nickname Marlins radio commentator Glenn Geffner has bestowed upon Fernandez -- in the latest Rookie Watch? (NOTE: All stats through Sept. 2) 1. Jose Fernande...

August rewind: Fernandez hot, but Marlins hitters stifled

The Miami Marlins' summer storyline remained consistent despite a change on the calendar from July to August. The Marlins produced adequate pitching and weak hitting for the second straight month to go 8-20 in August, when they lost their last six games overall and 10 of the final 11. A young pitching staff wasn't quite as stellar as during July (3.24), but still produced...

Miami Marlins: series preview at Cubs

Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins conclude their road trip at Wrigley Field. Last place teams will meet in Wrigley Field for three games beginning on Monday as the Miami Marlins conclude a nine-game road trip against the Chicago Cubs in the final meeting between the teams this season. The Marlins are just 1-5 on their trip thus far, but defeated the first place Atlanta Braves 7-0...

Video: A day in the life of Jose Fernandez

If you're a fan of Jose Fernandez, you're going to love this video from, in which Jesse Sanchez spent a day with the Marlins rookie phenom.

Hope for the Hopeless: Miami Marlins

This is the second edition of Hope for the Hopeless, where we will take a look at the first ten teams in the league eliminated from playoff contention, and examine what their fans can be optimistic about after a disappointing 2013 season. Next up: the Miami Marlins It's fun to kick a team while they're down, especially when that team has one of the most reviled owners...

Marlins' Henderson Alvarez leaves Monday's game with tight hamstring

Miami Marlins' pitcher Henderson Alvarez left Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a tight hamstring.  He left the game in the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead and went on to be the winning pitcher. He has been listed as day to day. As reported by Manny Randhawa of, Alvarez threw six innings, gave up three runs, seven hits, one walk, three strike outs and...

Alvarez goes deep, sends Marlins to win over Cubs

Venezuelan native Henderson Alvarez uses a translator for his postgame interviews but this question he understood. Asked whether the tight right hamstring that forced him out of Monday's game after six innings resulted from an earlier home run trot Alvarez chuckled in denial. Despite the premature exit Alvarez had what manager Mike Redmond termed "a heck of a day."...

Alvarez hit 1st career HR, leads Marlins past Cubs

Henderson Alvarez hit his first career home run and pitched six innings before exiting with a hamstring injury, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Monday. Alvarez smacked a three-run shot off Travis Wood in the second inning and also had a single and a sacrifice bunt. Alvarez (3-3) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings before he left with a tight right...

Christian Yelich helps Marlins to third straight victory

CHICAGO (AP) -- Donovan Solano had three hits, including a two-run double, and the Miami bullpen combined for 4 2-3 hitless innings to lead the Marlins to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Christian Yelich drove in three runs with a double and single for the Marlins who have won three straight after losing six in a row. Brian Bogusevic hit a solo homer for the...

Marlins' Henderson Alvarez leaves with tight hamstring

CHICAGO (AP) -- Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez has left his latest start because of a tight right hamstring. Alvarez hit a three-run drive for his first career home run and also singled Monday against the Chicago Cubs. Alvarez allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings.

Marlins' winning streak snapped by Cubs

The Miami bullpen is usually sturdy. On Wednesday it cost the Marlins their first four-game winning streak of the season. Former Marlin Donnie Murphy hit a two-run home run to cap a four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Cubs connected four times to beat Miami 9-7 and avoid a three-game sweep. Miami's bullpen gave up two homers and allowed six runs in four innings. Before...

Coghlan, Marlins get 6-2 win over Cubs

One game does not a natural make but the Chris Coghlan infield experiment yielded positive results early. Making his first ever major league start at third Coghlan made a key defensive play early in a 6-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field late Tuesday. Winners of three straight for the first time since July 31-Aug. 2 the Marlins will go for the three-game sweep in Wednesday...

Eovaldi mows down Braves in rare rout to end six-game losing streak

There has been a tendency to overlook the Marlins' other hard-throwing right-hander. Marlins hitters don't even show up for most of Nathan Eovaldi's starts. They scored but six runs for him during a five-start losing streak spanning eight outings since July 20. Imagine Eovaldi's surprise when he looked up and saw a seven-run in the third inning Sunday at Turner...

Stretch Run- Nothing Really Mathis

Keith Allison The fantasy season is hitting the stretch run and in this article I will attempt to offer some suggestions to help you secure your league championship. Every team need is different, so I will separate each intriguing player into the category that they can help you in. The suggested players are available in over 50% of ESPN leagues. Remember, flags fly forever and...

September "Fall" Offs: Cabrera, Fernandez, Teheran

Keith Allison September can prove to be a very challenging month for fantasy owners. Players are being called up, innings and at-bats are being taken away, and players are being rested for the playoffs. What can this mean for you? Some of your best players that you have counted on all year may not be there for you when you really need them. Let's take a look at three players...

Pitches Of The Week: Fernandez, Darvish, Rondon, Sale, Nova, Verlander

Jose Fernandez‘s slider is as close to an impossible pitch as I’ve seen. —– Here’s Jayson Werth as a frozen caveman thanks to a 57 mph eephus —– Yu Darvish‘s slow curve is unfair at times. Bruce Rondon. 103. Chris Sale‘s slider. Still unhittable. Ivan Nova with filthy stuff. Justin Verlander can still touch 99.
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