Jose Fernandez sensational again in Miami as Marlins hold off Pirates

MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night. Christian Yelich had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh, J.T. Realmuto had three hits for the Marlins, and A.J. Ramos pitched a shaky ninth for his 16th save. Miami's Ichiro Suzuki had two hits to tie Sam Crawford for 31st on...
Via Associated Press
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Morris to have back surgery, eyes return this year

Marlins reliever Bryan Morris has opted to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc, and the right-hander has not given up hope he can pitch late this season.
4 hours ago

Marcell Ozuna's fiery-hot on-base streak ends

Marcell Ozuna's times-on-base streak has ended at 36 (or 38) games, and he has done it in his own style. Last night, none of the Miami Marlins' position players did a good job of hitting as the team was shut out by, of all pitchers, Jeff Locke of the Pittsburgh Pirates. That includes Marcell Ozuna, whose on-base streak ended as he was trying to wrap up one of the best months in Marlins...
Via Fish Stripes
6 hours ago

Dunn activated from DL; Jackson designated

The Marlins reinstated left-handed reliever Mike Dunn from the disabled list on Tuesday, designating Edwin Jackson for assignment to make room on the roster.
6 hours ago

Justin Nicolino struggles again in Marlins loss

By giving up three earned runs in only five innings, the young left-hander extended two disappointing streaks as Miami's rotation continues to underwhelm despite Jose Fernandez's efforts. Although Justin Nicolino was only responsible for giving up three earned runs in Miami's 10-0 loss last night, the young left-hander failed to pitch six innings for the fourth outing in a row....
Via Fish Stripes
7 hours ago

Miami Marlins' Derek Dietrich cleared for head injury concerns

Marlins' infielder Derek Dietrich was evaluated for his head injury and suffered no serious injuries or concussion along the way. The Miami Marlins receive quite a scare on Sunday when Derek Dietrich was hit by a stray foul ball off the bat of Christian Yelich during a game in which he was excelling. Dietrich was hit in the back of the head via ricochet, as the foul ball hit the...
Via Fish Stripes
10 hours ago

Miami sports anchors bash Marlins after complaints of negative coverage

The Miami Marlins are a walking gong show, and have been for years. Yet, the 2016 squad hovers around the .500 mark after the first two months of the season, and some around the team are optimistic. That optimism hasn’t carried over to the local coverage, however, and it’s resulted in some complaints from media members close to the team, including Fox Sports Florida reporter...
Via Awful Announcing
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NL Player of the Week: Marcell Ozuna – Marlins

Steve Mitchell / USA Today Sports The Miami Marlins have a new manager and hitting coach and both are doing a great job so far creating a winning atmosphere in the clubhouse. From the week of May 23-29, Marcell Ozuna benefited from that sucess as he batted .535 (15 for 28), with eight runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, five RBI’s and six multi-hit games. With one day left...
Via Legends On Deck
13 hours ago

Marlins manage just 3 hits in shutout loss to Jeff Locke, Pirates

MIAMI (AP) -- Jeff Locke tossed a three-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 10-0 on Monday night. Gregory Polanco's grand slam, Sean Rodriguez's two-run homer, and David Freese's four hits helped power the offense for the Pirates, who won the first of a four-game series in Miami. The first two games were originally scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico, but were...
Via Associated Press
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Short-handed Marlins watch Rojas exit early

The Marlins' infield depth once again is being tested as second baseman Miguel Rojas exited Monday's game against the Pirates after the third inning with a possible arm injury.
1 day ago

Marlins have fun with Derek Dietrich a day after he was hit in head by ball

One day after being hit in the head by a foul ball, Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich appeared to be in good spirits Monday.Dietrich, who was struck in the head while in the dugout by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Christian Yelich on Sunday, was wearing a hard hat while stretching with teammates before the Marlins game against the Pirates on Monday.Dietrich was examined...
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Scary moment mars end of Marlins' win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Derek Dietrich hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and drove in four runs before getting hurt on a foul ball hit into his dugout, and the Miami Marlins beat Atlanta 7-3 on Sunday to avoid being swept by the last-place Braves for the second time this season.Dietrich's homer landed deep in the lower section of the right-field seats in the sixth, giving Miami a 3-1 lead...
Via Associated Press
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Miami Marlins: Atlanta Braves=Unnecessary Kryptonite

The Miami Marlins are within striking distance of taking over first place in the competitive National League East. They have been unable to make that extra push because they are having lots of trouble against one of their division rivals: the one that is not even in contention! The Atlanta Braves? You mean the same team that started the season 0-9, the one that had just two home...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Prado should be an All-Star again

Two of the five players leading the National League in batting average are on the Miami Marlins. One of them, Marcell Ozuna, is hitting at a level that he has never reached before in the big leagues. The other one is bringing back his glory days in Atlanta and helping the Marlins become a suddenly dangerous offensive team. Martin Prado is certainly not an unknown in the MLB, but...
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Marcell Ozuna playing best baseball of career for Miami Marlins

Going into the 2016 season, the Miami Marlins outfield was considered a position of strength for the club. With the rotation being young and inexperienced, the bullpen being thin, and the infield a talented but unpredictable group, the outfield was looked upon by both the front office and fans as an important trio for success in 2016. With Giancarlo Stanton going through a double...
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Giancarlo Stanton’s Concerning Contact Rate

Giancarlo Stanton has always had a lot of swing and miss in his game, offsetting all the whiffs with ridiculous power displays on his way to being one of the game’s elite sluggers. So when you look at Stanton’s 2016 numbers, it’s easy to just look at the overall line (which includes a 115 wRC+) and note the unsustainably low .256 BABIP — he’s at .324 for his career, given...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig benched for not hustling, cracks Don Mattingly joke

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was yanked from Tuesday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds for admiring a long RBI single. Puig smoked a ball off the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth, scoring Trayce Thompson to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. When he hit it, Puig clearly thought he had an opposite-field home run, so he admired the shot for a moment. That...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins are reportedly suing some of their season ticket holders and vendors

The Miami Marlins appear to be simply a bottom-line business to owner Jeffrey Loria.Which is apparently why the team is suing some of their season-ticket holders, luxury suite owners and vendors who have decided not to renew their deals at Marlins Park, according to the Miami New Times:"The Marlins have sued at least nine season ticketholders and luxury suite owners since 2013. That...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins suing nine season ticket holders, two vendors

Yes, you read that headline right. The Miami Marlins, a Major League Baseball team, are suing nine of their season ticket holders and two vendors. Miami sits at 23-21 this season and is fourth place in the National League East, three and a half games back of the 27-18 Washington Nationals. The Marlins are averaging 20,508 fans per game, which puts them at 26th out of the 30 MLB...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Marcell Ozuna Breaking Out?

Marcell Ozuna is the third-best outfielder on his team. He can’t match the power and discipline of Giancarlo Stanton, and he can’t match the patient, contact-oriented approach of rising star Christian Yelich. Partially related to those two statements, Yelich and Stanton have signed contracts worth nearly $400 million total while Ozuna, despite possessing more service time than...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Yelich Is Starting to Soar

You know who’s figuring it out? Christian Yelich! Not that Yelich ever didn’t have it figured out — his big-league career began with three consecutive 117 wRC+ seasons. He was as steady as anyone you could find, but he kept on occasionally hinting at more, and now he’s showing more more often. He’s 24, and he’s being coached by Barry Bonds. People everywhere kind of saw...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan saves wife from getting drilled in face by foul ball (vid)

A quick-thinking Philadelphia Phillies fan with catlike reflexes narrowly saved his wife from getting drilled in the face with a ball hit into the stands during Monday’s Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park. The drama unfolded in the bottom of the 4th inning when Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis fouled a Adam Conley offering up into the stands. The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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