Marlins position analysis: First base

Though it's the beginning of the offseason, the Miami Marlins front office is already looking ahead to 2015 and working on ways the team can reach the postseason for the first time since 2003. Over the next few weeks, I'll be breaking down the Marlins at each position -- analyzing what went right and wrong for the players that saw action there -- as well as the likelihood...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals series primer

Four games stand between the Miami Marlins (76-82) and the offseason, but there is still something to play for -- second place in the National League East. The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets each sit a half game ahead of the Marlins in the standings. Miami already avoided a fourth straight season in last place by taking two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies to close out its...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

MRI Reveals Sprained Elbow For Lagares, Return Uncertain

Juan Lagares left Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins with what the team initially called a hyper-extended right elbow. He was removed prior to the top of the fifth and was replaced by Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Lagares hyper-extended it while making a strong throw to nail Garrett Jones at second base after trying to run down a fly ball by Jarrod Saltalamacchia to shallow center...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via The Outside Corner
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via Bloguin Best
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones hits late HR but Marlins fall short vs. Reds

MIAMI (AP) -- Billy Hamilton scored three times to help the Cincinnati Reds break out of an offensive slump and beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Sunday. Todd Frazier had a season-high four hits and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run single for the Reds, who had 15 hits and took three of four games in Miami. They improved to 5-11 since the All-Star break and scored more than five runs for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones, Marcell Ozuna homer as Marlins sweep Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Miami Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 Sunday and complete a three game sweep. Jones' homer capped a three-run first for the Marlins, and Ozuna padded the lead with his solo shot in the sixth. Miami has won seven of eight following a six-game skid. Jacob Turner (4-6) allowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Koehler-Teheran pitching duel ends with Marlins' 10-inning win

Bases loaded in the ninth of a 1-1 game and the Marlins couldn't score. They weren't about to let it happen twice. In the 10th with the bags packed again, this time with one out instead of none as was the case an inning earlier off Craig Kimbrel, the Marlins got a two-run single from Garrett Jones. That propelled them to a series-opening, 3-1 win against the Braves at Turner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones lifts Marlins past Braves in 10

ATLANTA (AP) -- Garrett Jones drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Christian Yelich led off the 10th with a single off Shae Simmons (1-2) and moved to second on Jordany Valdespin's sacrifice bunt. Following an intentional walk to Giancarlo Stanton, Simmons walked Casey...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: A tale of two slides

MIAMI -- Had Charles Dickens witnessed Friday's opener between the Oakland Athletics and Miami Marlins, he may have written a story titled "A Tale of Two Slides." Down 2-0 in the third, Miami's Garrett Jones singled to left. Giancarlo Stanton, who was on second, rounded third and beat Yoenis Cespedes' throw home. But Stanton slid feet first and Bud Norris'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Lineup changes in series finale against Mets

MIAMI -- The combination of a struggling offense and an opposing southpaw pitcher led Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond to tweak his lineup for Sunday's series finale against the New York Mets. After getting shut out just twice over the first 64 games of the season, the Marlins have been held scoreless three of their past 10 contests. They are 3-7 during that span. With Jonathon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

High winds and rain cause a few, small leaks at Marlins Park

MIAMI -- When Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones knocked the go-ahead three-run homer during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs, a storm raged on outside Marlins Park. Unexpected 53 mph winds and hard rain caused leaks in the joints between the operable roof panels and the fixed roof panels. The Clevelander club located behind the wall...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones ends power drought in Marlins win over Cubs

The contact didn't coincide with any of the thunder claps audible from inside Marlins Park Tuesday night. It didn't make Garrett Jones' three-run, seventh-inning homer any less dramatic. Jones' first since May 23 was perfectly timed, considering it eclipsed a one-run deficit and proved the difference in a series-evening 6-5 win over the Cubs. Brian Schlitter watched...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones snaps homerless slump at prime time for Marlins

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones was 99 percent certain the Chicago Cubs would go with lefty reliever Wesley Wright for a pivotal seventh-inning at-bat Tuesday night. With runners at first and second with one out, the Cubs kept righty Brian Schlitter on the mound to face Jones in a tie ballgame. It was a move that backfired, as Jones blasted a 91 mph fastball that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones helps Marlins finish off comeback against Cubs

MIAMI (AP) -- Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5. Adeiny Hechavarria started the Marlins' seventh with a bunt single for his fourth hit. Rafael Furcal had a two-out, two-run single in the fourth for his first RBIs since 2012. Hard-luck Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

High strikeout total proves costly for Marlins against Cubs

CHICAGO -- Twenty-four hours ago, the Miami Marlins won their fourth game in a row by pounding out 17 hits and 11 runs, the third-highest total of the season. It didn't matter that for the fourth consecutive contest their strikeouts surpassed double-digits. After erasing a three-run deficit in the ninth, the Marlins fell 5-3 to the Chicago Cubs on Anthony Rizzo's two-run...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Jones, Willingham, Porcello

After a terrible 2013 season Garrett Jones was undrafted in most mixed league formats, but he was picked up this past Sunday in my 15-team mixed league. My initial reaction was the fantasy owner is trying to ride his hot streak — Jones has a .945 OPS in May compared to .698 in April. Numbers aside his current statistics have not entirely been fueled by May. Right now he has a...
Via Baseball Professor
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Widely available Garrett Jones producing in middle of Miami lineup (Week 9 MLB Transaction Trends)

Despite striking out 25% of the time, Garrett Jones has a respectable 10% BB-rate and has been benefiting from a .333 BABIP. Normally hitting fifth behind a surprisingly productive top half of the Marlins order, he has accumulated 26 R and 25 RBI to go with his 8 HR in 48 GP this year. Still just 46% owned in Y! leagues, that number has come up 10% already in recent days, largely as...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Brewers, Marlins set HR record at Marlins park

MIAMI -- Since opening in 2012, Marlins Park has earned the reputation of being pitcher friendly. On Friday night with the roof and left-field operable wall open, however, a record seven home runs were hit between the Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins. It topped the six hit June 7, 2012, against the Atlanta Braves. "It was a beautiful night as far as temperature wise,"...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton, Garrett Jones each homer twice in Marlins' loss to Brewers

MIAMI (AP) -- Mark Reynolds hit a pair of two-run homers Friday and the Milwaukee Brewers won a record-setting slugfest at Marlins Park, beating Miami 9-5. Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones hit two solo homers apiece for Miami, and Khris Davis homered for Milwaukee. The teams combined for seven homers, the most since the pitcher-friendly ballpark opened in 2012. Reynolds homered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Garrett Jones getting into swing of things at plate

MIAMI -- When the Miami Marlins signed first baseman Garrett Jones, they envisioned him as a consistent left-handed threat in the middle of the order. Of late, Jones has been living up to that hope. In Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, Jones went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles and RBI. The four hits were a season high. "I got two bloops and got some balls...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins at Giants game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. The Miami Marlins may finally be starting to find a rhythm on the road, particularly at the plate. Winning back-to-back games on the road for the first time this year would certainly help. Garrett Jones and Derek Dietrich will try to continue providing some unexpected offensive production for the Marlins as they go...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Marlins Garrett Jones, Christian Yelich play 'Baseballoons'

How hard can hitting and getting hit by a water balloon be? Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones and left fielder Christian Yelich found out last month when they visited the MLB Fan Cave during the club's trip to New York City. "I've been practicing my entire life for this moment," Yelich said in the clip. "Just a little kid hitting water balloons."...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Henderson Alvarez not used to giving up HRs at Marlins Park

MIAMI -- Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez didn't look like himself after a pivotal play during the third inning of Thursday night's 5-4 comeback victory over the Braves. With a runner at first and no outs, Jason Heyward hit a slow roller that Garrett Jones retrieved. Alvarez caught Jones' feed and dived at both Heyward and first base. The initial call ruled the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Garrett Jones hit late homers, but Marlins fall to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Slumping Curtis Granderson grounded an RBI single to cap an improbable two-run rally with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-3 Friday night. After Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Garrett Jones hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth to put the Marlins ahead 3-2, the Mets stung Miami closer Steve Cishek. Cishek (1-1) had converted...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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