Inbox: Can Marlins make one final push?

Why were the timetables for Justin Bour and Giancarlo Stanton's returns so off? Can the Marlins make one final playoff push? Beat reporter Joe Frisaro has answers in the latest Inbox.
10 hours ago

Marlins could shut Jose Fernandez down if they fall out of contention

The Miami Marlins’ playoff hopes are dwindling, which could make right-hander Jose Fernandez a shutdown candidate. Marlins manager Don Mattingly said on Wednesday that the team could very well consider shutting their 24-year-old ace down should they fall out of playoff contention. “Absolutely,” Mattingly said when asked if a Fernandez shutdown was a possibility, per Joe Frisaro...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Cashner gets 1st win for Marlins, 6-0 over Phillies

MIAMI (AP) Andrew Cashner matched his season high for strikeouts with nine over 5 1/3 innings and earned his first win for the Miami Marlins, 6-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Martin Prado drove in three runs for the Marlins, who faded from playoff contention by losing their previous five games and 10 of 11. Acquired from San Diego on July 29, Cashner (5-11...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stanton determined to play rest of season

Beating the odds and returning from a serious injury in three weeks was Step 1 for Giancarlo Stanton. Playing through the rest of the season is another objective for the Marlins' right fielder.
1 day ago

Don Mattingly refuses to look at ‘depressing’ standings

The Miami Marlins are free-falling out of playoff contention in the National League, and manager Don Mattingly doesn’t exactly want to know just how bad the damage is. Before a 4-3 loss at home to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Mattingly said that he doesn’t even look at the National League standings because the math for the Marlins to qualify for the postseason is so...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins understandably force the issue by reinstating Stanton, Bour

Playoff chances are slim at this point. Miami hasn’t been mathematically eliminated from the postseason, but the club has dropped six straight and sits six games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot in the National League. Earlier this year, the Marlins were in sole possession of that same spot. A week into September, their playoff hopes are slim. On Tuesday,...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Christian Yelich Has More of His Angles Covered

The consistency of Christian Yelich throughout his first three major-league seasons, each with identical wRC+ figures of 118, was both promising and, in some ways, perhaps maddening. On the one hand, a hitter with a 118 wRC+ is a good hitter. Especially at such a young age. On the other hand, Yelich has been a ground-ball machine, and with his 6-foot-4 frame, the adjustment to bump...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins activate Giancarlo Stanton from DL

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton's season is not over after all. The Miami Marlins reinstated the slugger Tuesday from the disabled list, barely three weeks after his season was thought to be over because of a badly strained groin. Stanton took part in a simulated game earlier in the day, did some baserunning and shagged fly balls. The Marlins announced the move about an hour before...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins activate Justin Bour from 60-day DL, recall Justin Nicolino, Hunter Cervenka

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have activated first baseman Justin Bour from the 60-day disabled list, putting him in position to play for the first time since July 2.Bour has been sidelined with an ankle injury. He was batting .268 with 15 home runs and 46 RBIs when he was hurt. Even after missing the Marlins' last 57 games entering Tuesday, Bour still ranks fourth on the team...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Injuries derailing season

The Miami Marlins are free falling from the wild card standings. It feels like a lifetime ago when Miami was a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals and positioning themselves as a major contender. After losing nine of their last ten contests, they have fallen two games below .500 and five games behind the second wild card. The past month plus has not been pleasant. Is all hope lost...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins once again prove they hate their fans, reject season ticket sale to fan

The Miami Marlins refused to sell a season ticket package costing nearly $5,000 because the fan wanting to buy the package has a history of reselling his tickets. Meet Nick Barbella, a Marlins fan wanting to increase his order for season tickets for great seats behind third base from the Marlins. The only problem is the Marlins think he is in the business of reselling his tickets...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanton has 'slim chance' of returning for final week?

If the Miami Marlins can stay in the playoff race, there is a slight chance they’ll have some big help down the stretch. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Giancarlo Stanton could return for the final week of the regular season if everything goes “absolutely perfect.” The most recent word is that Stanton is working on his rehab, but it’s unclear how far along...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals’ Jarrod Dyson makes ridiculous catch to rob a homer

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson provided a catch of the year candidate on Thursday night when he became the first player to ever rob a homer at Marlins Park. Miami’s Christian Yelich crushed one to deep center field, and appeared to have his 16th dinger of the season, but Dyson ran 98 feet before climbing the wall to make this absurd catch: Just ridiculous, @mrzoombiya...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto appropriately had 51 pizzas delivered to Ichiro Suzuki

Everybody likes pizza, it’s a fact of the human race. So naturally, Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto decided that he was going to order some pizza for 3,000-hit club member Ichiro Suzuki. But he didn’t just order a few of them, he ordered 51 (!) pizzas, in honor of Ichiro’s No. 51. Yes, that’s 51 individual pizzas all for Ichiro, delivered to the Miami Marlins’...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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