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Notebook: Steve Cishek starts 2014 much like he ended 2013

MIAMI -- There's a difference between pitching in spring training and regular season games. Look no further than Marlins closer Steve Cishek. The 27-year-old struggled in Grapefruit League action, allowing eight runs -- six earned -- on 13 hits over 10 innings for a 2-0 record and 5.40 ERA. Most of the time, he entered during the middle innings rather than in save situations...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramos douses Rockies as Marlins go 2-0

With the tying run on third in the eighth inning Tuesday, A.J. Ramos faced two Rockies' hitters. He got ahead of both 0-2 and threw nothing but sliders to both from that point. Wilin Rosario watched four drop out of the zone and jogged to first. Nolan Arenado watched one drop right into Jarrod Saltalamacchia's awaiting target and walked back to his position on the infield...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees in Panama: Marlins no-hitter

Miami Marlins 5 — New York Yankees 0 The New York Yankees played their first of two games in Panama to honor the great Mariano Rivera, who retired last season. The Yankees lineup featured prominent bats for the 2014 Yankees, including Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, Carlos Beltran and Alfonso Soriano. The thing they had in common, none of them were able to get a hit. Brett Gardner...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins players want to help honor Rivera's legacy

JUPITER, Fla. -- Growing up in Falmouth, Mass., every time Steve Cishek saw New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera enter for a save, he knew the game was over. ''He's one of those Yankees players that even though you're a die-hard Red Sox fan you can't hate him,'' said Cishek, who would watch with his father. ''He's just an awesome dude and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins infielder has hilarious awkward family photo on t-shirt

Remember the awkward photos of Andy Pettitte and his family's recent trip to Hawaii? Turns out, the former New York Yankees great getting lei'd (sorry, gang) and hanging out with parrots has nothing on Miami Marlins infielder Ed Lucas...and the teammates of the 31-year-old journeyman wants to make sure he knows it. Say what? A number of years ago, this picture popped...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Steve Cishek missed Tuesday bullpen session with sore neck

Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek had to stop his Tuesday morning workouts early, and he missed his bullpen session on Tuesday due to a sore neck. The Sun-Sentinel's Marlins beat writer Juan Rodriguez tweeted the news late Tuesday morning.#Marlins closer Steve Cishek cut short workout before scheduled bullpen session. Sore neck.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) February...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Faith gets Marlins closer Steve Chisek through tough times

Faith plays a big part in Marlins closer Steve Cishek's life. When he struggled during the first two months of the 2013 season his faith seemed to waver along with his confidence. As the Marlins went 14-41 heading into June, Cishek had recorded five saves, three losses, a hold and a blown save. In seven separate outings he surrendered a run. After consecutive appearances in which...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Stanton agrees to $6.5 million for 2014

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $6.5 million, one-year contract The team also reached one-year agreements Friday with relievers Steve Cishek for $3.8 million and Mike Dunn for $1.4 million. Both had been eligible for arbitration. Stanton was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He made $537,000 last year and received a hefty...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins agree to $6.5M deal with Stanton, also avoid arbitration with Dunn, Cishek

The Marlins reached agreements with slugger Giancarlo Stanton, left-handed pitcher Mike Dunn and closer Steve Cishek before Friday's 1 p.m. arbitration deadline. Stanton, who currently makes $537,000 a year, will see his salary jump to $6.5 million in 2014, according to FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal. He will earn an additional $100,000 if he makes 600 plate appearances...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

30 Days of Baseball: Miami Marlins

Miami Marlins 2013 Record: 62-100, Last place NL East 2014 Prediction: Last place in NL East The Marlins are once again in rebuilding mode. And building from the ground up takes a superb amount of patience and commitment to the long-term mission. Therefore, I don’t see them finishing above The Marlins may not have a loaded lineup as many teams in the major leagues do. But they...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Possible trade options that can help the Indians bullpen

In part one, I discussed possible free agent targets the Indians may look to add in order to help their bullpen.  The Indians have already released former closer Chris Perez and may lose set up man Joe Smith in free agency.  With Vinnie Pestano struggling in 2013, the bullpen has rather suddenly become a question mark in Cleveland. Today, in part two, I divulge into potential trade...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Cishek sets franchise mark with 28th straight save, Marlins beat Phils 3-2

The ball wasn’t hit well but Adeiny Hechavarria put it in the right spot. Jimmy Rollins darted to field the soft tapper up the middle but his off-balanced throw home gave Justin Ruggiano enough time to slide in safely with what proved the game-winning run. The Marlins’ eighth-inning rally set up closer Steve Cishek for his franchise-record setting 28th consecutive save (33rd...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Fish hit loss 100

The Miami Marlins dropped a pitcher’s duel to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Marlins Park on Tuesday night to fall to 58-100 on the season. The loss marks just the second 100-loss season in franchise history and the first since 1998 when the then Florida Marlins finished just 54-108 one year after winning the World Series. Losing 100 games this season seemed inevitable for Miami...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins lose nightcap to Nationals 5-4

The Miami Marlins finally got a win at Nationals Park, then guaranteed themselves the National League's worst road record in the same day. Wilson Ramos' ninth-inning grounder bounced off third baseman Chris Coghlan's leg for a game-ending error that allowed pinch-runner Eury Perez to score from third, and the Washington Nationals beat the Marlins 5-4 Sunday night for...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins snap DC skid with matinee win, in first game of Sunday's split doubleheader.

The Marlins' 2013 Nationals Park record won't be pretty but at least it won't have a zero in it. Winless in their first eight games in the nation's capital the Marlins upended the Nationals 4-2 Sunday afternoon in the front end of a split doubleheader. Tom Koehler tossed six strong innings for his first win in more than a month and Giancarlo Stanton and Christian...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Eovaldi dominates as Marlins beat Braves 7-0

Nathan Eovaldi combined with Steve Cishek on an eight-hit shutout, Jeff Mathis homered and drove in three runs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday to end their six-game losing streak. Ed Lucas had a two-run single and Mathis added a two-run double in the Marlins' five-run third inning. Eovaldi (3-5) halted Miami's skid and his personal five-game...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Nathan Eovaldi shuts Braves down as Marlins avoid sweep

ATLANTA (AP) -- Nathan Eovaldi combined with Steve Cishek on an eight-hit shutout, Jeff Mathis homered and drove in three runs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday to end their six-game losing streak. Ed Lucas had a two-run single and Mathis added a two-run double in the Marlins' five-run third inning. Eovaldi (3-5) halted Miami's skid and his personal...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Loss to Marlins ends streak of seven straight series wins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Miami Marlins took advantage of an error by the Kansas City Royals to score the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, then turned to their bullpen to wrap up a 5-2 victory. The Royals were leading 2-1 when Koyie Hill doubled off reliever Tim Collins (2-6) to start the seventh. Christian Yelich then hit a grounder toward third that utility man Elliot...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins 5, Royals 2

The Miami Marlins took advantage of an error by the Kansas City Royals to score the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Wednesday, then turned to their bullpen to wrap up a 5-2 victory. The Royals were leading 2-1 when Koyie Hill doubled off reliever Tim Collins (2-6) to start the seventh. Christian Yelich then hit a grounder toward third that utility man Elliot Johnson let through...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' 14-game win streak snapped

The Atlanta Braves' 14-winning streak ended Saturday night with a 1-0 loss to the last-place Miami Marlins, who scored the lone run on reliever Jordan Walden's wild pitch in the ninth inning. Miami stopped its own six-game skid. The Braves fell one victory shy of tying the 2000 team for the franchise's longest winning streak since the 1891 Boston Beaneaters won 18 straight...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jose Fernandez named NL rookie of the month

MIAMI July 2013 will go down as a pretty impressive month for Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez. First, he was named the Marlins' lone All-Star representative and pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the Midsummer Classic. He then shared National League Player of the Week honors (July 22-28) with teammate Steve Cishek. On Monday, Fernandez was named NL Rookie of the Month...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Wheeler takes no-hitter into seventh, Mets beat Marlins 4-2 in 10

For the Mets the night was headed from no-no to “No no!” until John Buck drove a Steve Cishek pitch through the middle in the 10th inning at Marlins Park. Zack Wheeler’s no-hit bid had long ended by then but the Mets were allowed to celebrate the more mundane: a 4-2 victory over the Marlins in the fourth extra-inning game between the division rivals this season. The Mets...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Red Sox sway Marlins to move Stanton?

It’s a day away from the non-waiver Trade Deadline and all appears quiet in Marlins camp. Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline is expected to come and go with little to no activity. Still you never know. Contending teams have been calling regularly on a number of core Miami players. They’re repeatedly told closer Steve Cishek is not available. Most likely that will be the stock...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jose Fernandez, Steve Cishek share NL weekly honor

A day after teaming up to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and closer Steve Cishek were named co-winners of the National League Player of the Week Award on Monday. Fernandez went 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA during the week. He allowed two runs and five hits in both starts -- seven innings at Colorado on Tuesday night and eight innings against Pittsburgh on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jose Fernandez, Steve Cishek share NL weekly honor

A day after teaming up to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and closer Steve Cishek were named co-winners of the National League Player of the Week Award on Monday. Fernandez went 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA during the week. He allowed two runs and five hits in both starts -- seven innings at Colorado on Tuesday night and eight innings against Pittsburgh on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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