Saltalamacchia lifts Marlins past Braves with RBI single in 9th

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night. In taking three of four games, the Marlins won just their second series in the last 10 against the Braves at Turner Field. Alvarez (7-5) gave up six hits, two runs and one...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Aaron Harang hasn't lost in his last five starts, and having a productive Freddie Freeman in the Atlanta Braves' lineup could go a long way in helping him pick up another victory. After an injury scare, the Miami Marlins will be happy just to see Henderson Alvarez on the mound. A day after Freeman took a big...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon Belt almost decapitated by screwball

Three throws and a run scores. Henderson Alvarez’ animated windup was the least entertaining feature here. The Miami Marlins’ starter threw some high cheese that got by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. San Francisco Giants’ first baseman Brandon Belt took off from second base. In a whirling dervish, Saltalamacchia fired a throw wide right of third that almost conked Belt in...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants look rejuvenated in topping Marlins for 3rd straight

Want to know how odd this season has been? After the Giants beat the Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night, winner Tim Hudson talked about doing "what it takes to win ballgames, and get back into the race, and try to right the ship." Back into the race? Right the ship? The Giants have the best record in the National League again. They had a 9-22 stretch, yet all they needed to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Henderson Alvarez leaves game with injury

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez exited Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants with two outs in the third inning with a left shin contusion and is listed as day-to-day. Joe Panick sent a first-pitch, 90 mph fastball back at Alvarez. The line drive appeared to hit his left leg before also making contact with his right. Alvarez kept with...
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Marlins Injury Update: Henderson Alvarez exits

Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins left Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants in the 3rd inning due to a left shin contusion after getting hit on a come backer by Joe Panik. Sam Dyson came into relief for Alvarez, according to Henry Schulman of SF Gate. Left shin contusion for Alvarez. #sfgiants.— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 20, 2014 #452045480 / gettyimages...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 16 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re evolving Jarrod Dyson, evaluating Henderson Alvarez, and evangelizing for Jesse Hahn. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few lesser-known, lesser-considered, or lesser-owned players...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Collin Cowgill gets drilled in the face with a pitch

Bunting when done right can be a great strategic play. Even if the batter doesn't get on base if someone on base advances it is still a win. However, when done wrong it can be pretty darn painful. Just ask Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill.Poor guy was nailed in the face with a pitch while trying to lay down a bunt against the Rangers Saturday night.@LBSportsAfter watching this...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins righty Henderson Alvarez makes NL All-Star for first time

Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was named a National League All-Star for the first time on Saturday. Alvarez will replace Washington Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann, who exited his Friday start with a biceps cramp. The 24-year-old is 6-4 with a 2.63 ERA (sixth best in the NL) in 19 starts. Until his rough outing Friday against the New York Mets when he allowed a season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami Marlins Pitcher Henderson Alvarez Scared of Bunting?

Pitchers are not typically great hitters. They aren't expected to be, but they are still baseball players. They should be familiar with how to do all of the basics--you know, like swing a bat, lay down a bunt, and most of stay standing in the batter's box.It looks like Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez may need a refresher on bunting.via SNYBack in my little league days when...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at New York Mets series primer

The Miami Marlins wrap up a nine-game roadtrip with a weekend series against the division rival New York Mets before heading into the All-Star break.   Miami (44-47) would need a sweep to get back to .500 for the first time since June 25. The Marlins currently find themselves 5 1/2 games back of the Washington Nationals in the National League East after losing two of three to the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at New York Mets game preview

Henderson Alvarez's outstanding stretch has already put him in the Miami Marlins' record books, but it's not sending him to the All-Star game. The Marlins are looking for an 11th straight win with Alvarez on the mound as he attempts to continue his dominance of the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field on Friday night. Alvarez (6-3, 2.27 ERA) is...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez leads Marlins to 8-4 win against Cardinals

It has become a perfect constant for the Marlins: Henderson Alvarez starts on the mound, they win. Such was the case again Sunday as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-4 at Busch Stadium to win their first series in St. Louis since 2009 and their second here in 11 years. The Marlins won their 10th consecutive game started by Alvarez, surpassing the franchise mark previously also...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' weekend series with Miami marred by missed opportunities

ST. LOUIS -- It's a refrain Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has used way more often this year than he ever wanted, or that most would have expected coming into the season. Here it goes: "I still think our offense as a whole, there's a lot more there. Those are conversations that are happening in that room, too. We just have to keep fighting 'til we find it. Once we...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez dazzles as Marlins down Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez worked seven stingy innings and started the key rally with the first of his career-best three hits, helping the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 Sunday to take two of three from their spring training partners. Casey McGehee extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with an RBI single in the first. Marcell Ozuna had a two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals can't complete comeback, lose 8-4 to Miami

ST. LOUIS -- Henderson Alvarez worked seven stingy innings and started the key rally with the first of his career-best three hits, helping the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 Sunday to take two of three from their spring training partners. Casey McGehee extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with an RBI single in the first. Marcell Ozuna had a two-run...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Assessing Alvarez

If Alvarez can fully develop his change-up, he could be scary (Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) For the past three weeks I’ve been waiting for Henderson Alvarez to regress because in the brief looks I’ve seen, I wasn’t overly impressed the quality of his stuff. However, in his last seven starts he has a 0.78 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 56.0% ground ball rate, 16.0% strikeout rate and...
Via Baseball Professor
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Lucas lifts Marlins past Phillies in 11 innings

MIAMI (AP) -- Ed Lucas' single scored the winning run from second base with one out in the 11th inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4. The Phils lost their fifth game in a row. The Marlins won their ninth consecutive game when Henderson Alvarez starts, matching the longest such streak with a pitcher...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Lucas Walks Off; Marlins Top Phillies

The Miami Marlins' Henderson Alvarez has been dominant against the Phillies this season. In his three starting appearances against the division foe, Alvarez has allowed just four earned runs in 19.2, pitting his earned run average at 1.88 and placing his record at 1-0. His last outing, in fact, was...
Via Philliedelphia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins series primer

The Miami Marlins (39-43) are four games below .500 for just the second time this season and 5 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. After an off day that snapped a stretch of 17 consecutive games in which they went 5-12, the Marlins host the Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) in their last home series before the All-Star break. Following the series, the Marlins...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez Outduels Burnett Over Seven In Marlins Win

Saltalamacchia's fourth-inning, 2-run double was the difference maker in a 3-2 Marlins win Wednesday A.J Burnett was solid over seven innings, but timely hitting and a strong start from Henderson Alvarez made the difference in Miami's 3-2 win Wednesday night. Things went smoothly in the first for Burnett, who needed...
Via Philliedelphia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia's 2-run double helps Marlins hold off Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run double, Henderson Alvarez threw 6 2-3 sharp innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night. Alvarez (5-3) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits. He is 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA in his last seven starts. A.J. Burnett (5-7) gave up three runs and five hits, striking out eight in seven innings...
Via Fox Sports Florida
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Miami Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez had a decent beginning to his season, but his stellar outing against the Philadelphia Phillies just over a month ago triggered a hot stretch that could wind up landing him an All-Star nod. Alvarez gets another shot at the Phillies on Wednesday night as the visiting Marlins hope...
Via Fox Sports Florida
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins plan to bolster their roster at the trade deadline

The Marlins lost 11-5 to the Mets on Sunday afternoon, falling to 37-38 in third place, but they remain just 2.5 games out of first place in the NL East. Great starts by Giancarlo Stanton, Henderson Alvarez, and Steve Cishek have contributed to the club being in a much better spot than expected, even after losing phenom Jose Fernandez to injury. In an interview with MLB Network...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez uses elaborate windup for first pitch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez used an elaborate windup as part of his first pitch to open up Friday night's game against the New York Mets.Alvarez apparently does this for each of his starts, and only for the very first pitch of the game. As strange as it may look, it seems to be working for him, as Alvarez pitched 6 1...
Via Holdout Sports
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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