Found April 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
Astro manager Brad Mills was noticeably disappointed with the way the series in Miami ended on Sunday. After all his team had carried a 4-2 lead into the eighth inning, but could not hold it, losing 5-4 in eleven innings. It was the second 5-4 eleven inning loss out of three games and kept Houston from winning the series. Yet with his young team he was able finally to point out some positives even in defeat. J.D. Martinez continued his streak of hitting in every game. He had two doubles with on of them driving in a run. Jose Altuve also had two hits including a double off the base of the left center field wall that drove in a run. He also had another RBI on a fielder's choice. And Brian Bogusevic who entered the game with an anemic .083 batting average was on base three times, twice on singles and one of those off a lefthanded pitcher. We also cannot forget yet another positivethe starting pitching effort of J.A. Happ. He went six innings allowing only two runs while striki...

Hanley gets Gatorade bath after walk-off

Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez delivered a bases-loaded, one-out single in the bottom of the 11th to lift the Marlins to a 5-4 victory over the Huston Astros on Sunday. Ramirez's game winning single was his fourth consecutive hit in the game and he also finished with three RBI's. After the game, Ramirez was being interviewed by the Marlins announcers and instead...

New Miami Marlins Homerun Display Looks Like It Belongs At Mardi Gras

If I were a player on the Miami Marlins I would strike out on purpose every single time. I would do that just so I wouldn't risk getting a home run because I'd be forced to watch this "colorful feature" light up with marlins spinning around a flower. Pretty feminine if you ask me. Omar Infante was responsable for the first ever Miami Marlins home run at home on...

Hanley Puts On A Show

The Miami Marlins came away 5-4 winners in eleven innings on Sunday as they took the series from the Houston Astros.  Hanley Ramirez who had three hits on Saturday added four more on Sunday including the game winner.    The game also featured the first ever homerun by a Marlin in Marlins Park and with the win, the team now stands at 4-6 on the year. Anibal Sanchez made his first...

Astros 5, Marlins 4

Carlos Lee drove in the tying run with a two-out single in the ninth inning, and an error by left fielder Logan Morrison allowed the go-ahead run to score Saturday night as the Houston Astros rallied to beat closer Heath Bell and the Miami Marlins 5-4. Bell, one of the Marlins' All-Star acquisitions this offseason, took the mound with a 4-1 lead to start the ninth but had a...

Marlins try to bounce back at home vs. Astros

Ozzie Guillen is having a hard time watching the Miami Marlins from afar. Looking to bounce back from a late collapse in their last game, the Marlins play their final contest without their manager Sunday against the visiting Houston Astros. Serving a five-game suspension for his comments about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Guillen told interim Miami manager Joey Cora that he...

Trivia Answer To Remember For 10 Years From Now: J.D. Martinez

If you have that one friend who knows everything about baseball, remember this question, and ask him ten years from now to stump him (if your still friends with that D-bag). Who was the first player to hit a homerun in Marlins Park? I couldn’t be happier to tell you that the answer is Astros Left Fielder J.D. Martinez (who just so happens to be on my fantasy team #NBD). The Miami...

Hanley Rameriz Gets a Gatorade Bath

Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Rameriz delivered a bases-loaded, one-out single in the bottom of the 11th to lift the Marlins to a 5-4 victory over the Huston Astros on Sunday.  Rameriz's game winning single was his fourth consecutive hit in the game and he also finished with three RBI's.  After the game, Rameriz was being interviewed by the Marlins announcers and instead...

The Miami Marlins home run sculpture works! (Video)

Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we talked about the Miami Marlins brand new home-run sculpture at Marlins Park. Well, we finally got to see it in action as Miami's Omar Infante hit the first Marlins home run in the new ballpark and the sculpture lit up like a Christmas tree:   (Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)

Colorful Dolphins and Birds in Bright Lights

April 15th, 2012, Omar Infante lit up Marlins Park…Literally. Infante hit the Marlins’ first home run in the their new stadium, causing the fluorescent lights and colors to blaze in centerfield. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this display, but the Marlins sure are trying something new to bring in fans. What I know for sure, I hope this

Around the NL East: Miami Marlins hit home run, set off home run sculpture

It was going to happen sooner or later, but today it finally happened. The Miami Marlins' home run doo-dad was used to celebrate a home run, and it goes on forever with spinning dolphins, spouts of water blasts and more. Observe... HT: Business Insider for the video

Marlins Park sellout streak is over

Welcome to Miami! After years of playing in a cavernous, retrofitted football stadium, the Miami Marlins swore a change of scenery would be the elixir to get those hasty fans out to the games. Admittedly, a football stadium is no setting for a baseball game., but it wasn’t the root of their attendance issues. The new stadium was [...]

A video tribute to Jose Reyes? Seriously?

This morning  Andy Martino of the Daily News reported that the Mets are planning a video tribute for Jose Reyes when the Marlins make their first trip to Citi Field on April 24th. Excuse me while I vomit in my mouth. Are the Mets kidding me?  This is a guy who left the Mets in his prime.  Not at the end of his career.  This was his choice to leave.  Not the Mets.  Considering...

Ozzie, You’ve Got Some ‘Splaining to do

On Tuesday, the Miami Marlins suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for comments he made to Time magazine concerning Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. "I love Fidel Castro", Guillen said. The reasoning behind Guillen's statement was that so many have wanted to kill Castro over the years and yet, the Cuban dictator has managed to stay in power for more than half a

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 15 by Larry Granillo

¡Vive la máquina jonrón! The Marlins "finally" hit a home run at Marlins Park yesterday, setting off the most glorious addition to baseball since the Astros rainbow uniforms. It was everything we've been waiting for. But the day belonged to more than just South Beach. Balls were clobbered all over the league yesterday, with upper deck shots from Raul Ibanez and...
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