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Marlins notes: Different players coming through as wins pile up

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and third baseman Casey McGehee combined for just one hit and three strikeouts Monday night. And yet the Marlins rallied from six down to beat the first-place Washington Nationals 7-6 in walk-off fashion. A common theme during the five-game winning streak -- as well as eight of the past nine -- has been contributions from various players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Baker’s walk-off single

Jeff Baker’s walk-off single to Bryce Harper made it clear that the Tampa Bay Rays aren’t the only team in south Florida conjuring up second-half magic. The Miami Marlins trailed the Washington Nationals by six runs after the sixth inning. They rallied with seven runs in the final three innings, including four in the ninth inning. Baker finished off the stunning rally and the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins show early-season spirit in comeback win over Nationals

MIAMI -- Believe. That's what Miami Marlins third-base coach Brett Butler told players in the dugout during the seventh inning of Monday night's critical series opener against the Washington Nationals. What else is there to say to a club down by six runs to the division leader during a pivotal stretch leading up to the trade deadline? Or when statistics show just a 2.9 percent...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jeff Baker makes the Marlins a walk-off winner

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Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins storm back with 4 runs in 9th to beat Nationals

MIAMI (AP) -- Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning by the Miami Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games by beating the Washington Nationals 7-6. Miami trailed 6-1 in the seventh. Washington's Rafael Soriano (2-1), who earned his 200th career save Sunday, took the mound in the ninth with a 6-3 lead and blew a save for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins get two in ninth, edge Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Jeff Baker's RBI hit with two outs in the ninth inning helped Miami rally to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Saturday. Casey McGehee fouled off five full-count pitches from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal (0-4) before getting the tying hit, with Donovan Solano running from first and just beating a relay to the plate that catcher Yadier Molina...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards collapse late in game, fall to Miami 6-5

ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Jeff Baker's RBI hit with two outs in the ninth inning helped Miami rally to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Saturday. Casey McGehee fouled off five full-count pitches from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal (0-4) before getting the tying hit, with Donovan Solano running from first and just beating a relay to the plate that catcher Yadier Molina couldn...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Headlined by Ed Lucas, Marlins' 'Goon Squad' comes up clutch in victory

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins utility player Ed Lucas endearingly refers to the club's bench as the Goon Squad. Guys in their 30s are scattered among inexperienced 20-somethings, around to provide a lift in pinch-hit situations, defensive substitutions and clubhouse morale. It came through in the clutch Tuesday night, as the Marlins snapped a four-game losing skid with a 5-4 walk-off...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 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

Jeff Baker's walk-off double bounces off Yasiel Puig's face (VIDEO)

Yasiel Puig is used to putting his body on the line during a game (and real life) but on Sunday, his face came into play as well.Puig crashed into the fence and took one to the puss during Jeff Baker’s walk-off double to cap the Marlins’ 5-4 win over the Dodgers.It was a thrilling game before the bottom of the ninth. The Marlins took the lead three times, twice on Giancarlo...
Via The Other Paper
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins celebrate after making most of second chances

MIAMI -- A noticeable buzz surrounded Marlins Park for Sunday afternoon's series finale between the Dodgers and Marlins. Why? For #JoseDay, of course. Even after ace Jose Fernandez wasn't his typical dominant self and A.J. Ramos blew a save opportunity, this was a game about second chances. Jeff Baker, who couldn't drive in an insurance run as a pinch-hitter in the seventh...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig hurt himself crashing into wall on Marlins’ walk-off hit (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Dodgers had a double-whammy in Sunday’s 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins. They lost on a walk-off hit by Jeff Baker, and Yasiel Puig was hurt on the same play. Baker was facing Jamey Wright with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, a runner on second […]
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Baker's ninth-inning RBI double lifts Marlins

MIAMI (AP) --Jeff Baker hit a game-winning double off the wall with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Sunday. Right fielder Yasiel Puig retreated and made a leaping try for an acrobatic catch but slammed against the fence, and the ball deflected off it and hit him in the face. Puig collapsed to his stomach and was slow to rise, and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Marlins giving some regulars rest Saturday

MIAMI -- Earlier in the week, Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond talked about getting a few regulars a day off during the current 20-game stretch. On its fifth day, Redmond made a few moves to do so. Jeff Baker, who hasn't played since Tuesday with flu-like symptoms, started Saturday at second base and hit seventh in the order. Reed Johnson, who has reached base in four of his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins taking advantage of sightseeing opportunities on road trips

The land surrounding the college town of Lubbock, Texas, is so flat you can see it go on for miles. Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos grew up there and went to school at Texas Tech University before the organization drafted him in 2009. "It's a lot different from what I get to experience here," Ramos said. As a major leaguer, 81 games are spent away from home. This season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins show they have a grind game, too

MIAMI -- Jeff Baker breaking up a double play at second, allowing the go-ahead run to score. Garrett Jones tracking down a foul ball in shallow right. A.J. Ramos turning to his offspeed pitch to strand the tying runner at third. Last season, the Miami Marlins found ways to lose -- 100 times in fact. They finished 24-35 in one-run games. Of those 100 defeats, 55 were by two or fewer...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Injury forces Ed Lucas to miss Marlins' trip to Panama

JUPITER, Fla. -- One fewer Marlin made the weekend trip to Panama for the Legend Series. Marlins utility player Ed Lucas, who sustained a strained left hamstring in Thursday's game against the Tigers in Lakeland, was found at his locker icing it on Friday. Before hitting the bag as he was held up at third in the fourth inning, Lucas felt it tighten up. He did stay in the game...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jeff Baker departs with hip soreness

According to Juan Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, Jeff Baker left Monday’s game with a sore hip and is considered day-to-day.OneTwo1 via Wikimedia Commons #Marlins INF Jeff Baker left Monday's game against the #Mets with a sore left hip. Day-to-day.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) March 10, 2014 In spring training this year with Miami, he is 5 of 15 with one double...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Jeff Baker to two-year contract

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Jeff Baker has agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million deal with the Miami Marlins. Baker $3.7M with #Marlins on 2-yr deal. Plus $500K available in bonuses each season — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 4, 2014 Baker is coming off a very productive season for the Rangers and has experience all over the field defensively. But...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Baker Signs a Two-Year Deal with the Miami Marlins

Jeff Baker signed a two-year deal with the Miami Marlins, reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. The 32 year-old Baker is guaranteed $3.7 million. Over parts of eight seasons and nearly 1500 plate appearances with the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves, Baker produced a pedestrian .266/.316/.428 line for a 90 wRC+ and 1.9 fWAR. He struck...
Via Baseball News Source
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Jeff Baker agrees to deal with Marlins

A person familiar with the situation says infielder-outfielder Jeff Baker has agreed to a $3.7 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The person confirmed an agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Marlins hadn't announced a deal. Baker batted .279 with 11 home runs and 21 RBIs in 74 games for Texas last season. The Marlins...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Jeff Baker to two-year deal

The Miami Marlins have signed infielder Jeff Baker to a two-year deal. Baker’s new deal is worth $3.7 million according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It also includes an additional $500,000 in bonuses in each of the two seasons. Baker $3.7M with #Marlins on 2-yr deal. Plus $500K available in bonuses each season — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 4, 2014 Last year...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York interested in free agent Jeff Baker

While the Yankees wait for the air to clear in the suddenly blistering Mark Reynolds sweepstakes, they have reportedly shown interest in free agent infielder Jeff Baker according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. #Yankees have expressed interest in fr agt Jeff Baker as RH bat that can help at 2b/3b— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 17, 2013The versatile Baker plied his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

TSB Radio Espisode 17 – Mets Hot Stove

Last night Jon Presser (Jon Presser) and Kevin O. (@fromheretoli) joined Earl to talk about the New York Mets “Hot Stove”.  They touched on things such as who the Mets should pursue to fill holes in the outfield, starting rotation, shortstop and at first base.  Many listeners called in including “Jeff Baker’s Dad” and twitter follower @xTomatoez. Popular Sports Internet...
Via Total Sports Blog
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers hire Tim Bogar as new bench coach

Tim Bogar has been hired as bench coach for the Texas Rangers. Bogar replaces Jackie Moore, who was fired along with first base coach Dave Anderson after the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. The Rangers announced Bogar's hiring Monday. Bogar, a former major league infielder, spent this season as manager at Double-A Arkansas. He was previously...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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