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The first 45 games for the Miami Marlins have gone … well, technically, they’ve gone just as expected. They sit in last place in the National League East with a 13-32 record, 13.5 games behind the first place Atlanta Braves, and overall having the worst record in the National League, as well as tied for worst in the Majors with the Houston Astros. The Marlins haven’t hit, they haven’t played good defense, and even though the overall pitching staff has been the team’s best weapon this season, if it can be called that, it hasn’t been enough to keep them out of the proverbial division “basement.”
Even with all that negativity, however, the Fish have brought some young excitement to the team with the call-ups of prospects this season, such as outfielder Marcell Ozuna (age 22), second baseman Derek Dietrich (23), and the franchise’s top prospect coming into the season, pitcher Jose Fernandez (20). Soon to be called up to the big leagues, most likely in early ...
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Outfielder Matt Diaz was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a contusion of the left knee. Taking his place on the active roster is infielder/outfielder Jordan Brown who was recalled from their Triple-A New Orleans farm club. Diaz isn’t expected to miss any more time than the 15-days that is mandatory, although with his batting average and with them being a rebuilding club...
Marlins starter Kevin Slowey exited Wednesday night's game against Philadelphia before the sixth inning because of a strained left lat muscle.
The team said Slowey was day to day.
Slowey took the mound following the fifth inning and began to warm up. He then motioned toward the Marlins dugout and shook his head.
Miami manager Mike Redmond then came on the field, spoke with...
MIAMI Dont be so fast to label Miami Marlins right-hander Alex Sanabia the majors latest spitballer.
Social media was abuzz Tuesday after TV cameras caught Sanabia spitting on a baseball after giving up a home run to Philadelphias Domonic Brown in the second inning of Miamis 5-1 victory Monday night.
The video shows Sanabia spitting on and then rubbing a new ball as he walks onto...
Miami Marlins right-handed starting pitcher Kevin Slowey made an early exit from last night's appearance against the Philadelphia Phillies due to a strained left lat muscle, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
Following the game, the Marlins describe the ailment as an intercostal strain. The injury -- which resulted in Slowey's removal after five innings of work -- has...
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his ailing hamstring to help expedite his recovery, according to Joe Frisaro and Joe Morgan of MLB.com.
Stanton was placed on the disabled list at the end of April after suffering his hamstring injury. Soon after the Grade 2 strain was diagnosed, Stanton received the injection to aid in the...
Miami Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia improved to 3-6 on the season after helping lead his team past the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, Monday night.However, did he do so with the aide of an illegal pitch? According to these images you see above, it sure looks like it.Sanabia surrendered just one run in 6.1 innings of work, which came courtesy of a solo home run by Domonic Brown in...
The lost art of the spit ball is back again and Miami Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia wasn't exactly shy about loading up the old baseball after giving up a home run Monday night. We're talking old school spittle —not rosin or sunscreen.
After the Phillies' Domonic Brown lashed a second-inning homer into the stands against Sanabia, cameras caught the pitcher hocking...
The Miami Marlins have a rare win streak going after a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. The win was the second in a row for Miami to improve the team to 13-32 on the season. A string of exceptional pitching continued following on the heels of two of the better starts since this season by Marlins’ pitchers.
Alex Sanabia allowed one run on seven hits in six...
A four-run outburst in the seventh inning lead the Phils to victory over the Marlins, defeating the fish 7-3.
The Phils took the lead in the top of the fourth as, with one man out, Delmon Young hits a solo home run, his second home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Marlins tied the score at one-all in the bottom of the fifth as, with a man on third, and with one...
The Miami Marlins’ modest two game win streak came to an end on Tuesday with a 7-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The two teams combined for 25 hits with both scoring late. The loss put Miami back to twenty games under .500 with a record of 13-33 on the season.
Jose Fernandez started the game but only was able to last five innings. Fernandez did not have his best stuff...
MIAMI (AP) -- Alex Sanabia outpitched Cole Hamels in a matchup of struggling starters, leading the Miami Marlins past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Monday night.
Justin Ruggiano and Nick Green each drove in two runs for Miami in front of a season-low crowd of 13,231 at Marlins Park. Sanabia (3-6) allowed one run and seven hits over 6 1-3 innings.
Hamels (1-7) struck out 10 in...
Miami Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia could be in some hot water after last nights game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Sanabia was caught on video doctoring the baseball after giving up a homerun to Domonic Brown. What did he do? He loaded up on saliva and let loose on the ball. After that he worked it in good with his hands. (H/T Fan Graphs)
What really stands out is that...
Cliff Lee was unstoppable on Wednesday on his way to a complete game shutout of the Miami Marlins. Early on, Miami had the bases loaded with nobody out but failed to produce a run. After that point, Lee kept the Marlins’ bats mostly quiet and scattered only three total hits in the game. Kevin Slowey who started for Miami was pitching well before being lifted in the sixth...
Philadelphia Phillies (21-24) at Miami Marlins (13-32)
Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 2.84 ERA) v. Jose Fernandez (2-2, 3.48 ERA)
TIME: 7:10, Marlins Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 77, mostly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
BREAK UP THE POWERHOUSE MARLINS!!!
Apparently this Miami Marlins team is supposed to be pretty bad. You wouldn’t know it from watching the Phillies last three contests...
Philadelphia Phillies (22-24) at Miami Marlins (13-33)
Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.83 ERA) v. Kevin Slowey (1-4, 3.44 ERA)
TIME: 7:10, Marlins Park
TV: MyPHL 17
Weather: 79, chance of showers, expect the roof up
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Fightin’ Phils enter tonight’s game with a shot to win yet another series. The Phils are 2-0-3 in their last five series and have posted a record...