Closer Role Should Be Jenrry Mejia’s To Lose

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter about who the closer should be next season with some even suggesting trading Jenrry Mejia who was second in the NL in saves during the second half with 18, only one behind the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. I have no problem with Jenrry Mejia as the closer entering the season. Keep in mind he pitched through a sports hernia. Ultimately, the closer doesn´t...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Family time and Eurotrips: Marlins players make most of earlier than hoped offseason

As the National League Division Series matchups came into focus late Wednesday night, Miami Marlins players and coaches had already begun their offseason around the globe. Closer Steve Cishek and his wife, Marissa, are expecting their first child -- a girl named Emmy -- on Oct. 14. Over the past few months, Marissa has put together the baby's room in their new place, though it...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Reliever Mike Dunn continues to come through as wins mount

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins left-handed reliever Mike Dunn entered this season like any other with goals in mind. As a setup man for closer Steve Cishek, Dunn hoped to record at least 25 holds over the course of a 162-game schedule. With his two shutout innings on Thursday, he collected his 10th victory of the season -- setting a franchise record for a Marlins reliever. Dunn is 10-5 with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins podcast: Frank Forte with Steve Cishek

Frank Forte chats with Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Topics include Cishek's unusual throwing motion and how he came to keep a bible verse in his back pocket. :25 -- Favorite sport growing up :54 -- Playing basketball in high school 1:30 -- Talking Tennessee 3:40 -- Unusual throwing motion 5:00 -- At what point did it click in the minors? 6:20 -- Significance of bible...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans get chance to cool off Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton in ALS challenge

MIAMI -- Pitchers have been unable to cool down Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton of late, but fans can bid on the chance to do so. Closer Steve Cishek, who took part in the ALS Ice Bucket phenomenon, recently challenged Stanton. It set up an opportunity to raise money for the ALS Recovery Fund, a non-profit organization that promotes research and education as well as care...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: MLB’s best in one-run games

By defeating the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Miami Marlins got their 29th victory by one run so far this season. That statistic is the best in the majors. While it may seem somewhat obscure, it speaks to the development of the team and immense progress that it has made since a dismal 2013. Monday night’s game marked contest No. 118 for Miami. The Marlins have been...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Comfort zone: Long season means certain routines for Marlins players

Baseball players are creatures of habit. With a 162-game schedule, daily routines become a necessity as guys seek comfort through familiarity and consistency. Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek, for example, drinks a Red Bull in the bottom of the fifth inning. He begins to stretch in the sixth. As his workload increases, so does the amount of mobility exercises the fifth-year player...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Michael Hill says team isn't in 'seller category'

MIAMI -- Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline has taken on a new look for the Miami Marlins fresh off a historic 6-1 roadtrip and a key matchup with the National League East leaders. The Marlins entered Monday seven games behind the Washington Nationals in the division and 5 1/2 in the Wild Card race. "I would say you could take us out of the seller category and we're...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

deGrom wins award; won't be skipped soon

Jacob deGrom has been named NL Co-Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek. And given the rookie's recent success, Sandy Alderson said the Mets have no plans to slow him down right now, even with an approaching innings cap. In road starts last week at Seattle and Milwaukee, deGrom allowed one run in 13 1/3 innings. He became the first Mets...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Earns NL Player Of The Week Honors

deGrom went 4-1 with a 1.77 ERA in July Mets rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom was awarded the NL Player of the Week Award in the NL for last week. deGrom shared the honor with Marlins closed Steve Cishek. The 26-year old deGrom went 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA in two starts last week. He struck out 11 and walked just three in 13.1 innings in victories against the Mariners and Brewers. deGrom...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins hold off Braves' late rally bid to win third straight

ATLANTA Turner Field hadn't proved fertile ground for the Marlins' offense. Over their first four games here they totaled seven runs on 28 hits. Tuesday, they just missing matching that combined run total and they needed every one of those scores to clinch no worse than a split of the four-game set. The Marlins held off the Braves' late rally bid to win 6-5. Steve Cishek...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami intends to offer Giancarlo Stanton contract extension after season

The Miami Marlins were getting plenty of calls on young, power hitting outfielder Giancarlo Stanton earlier this month, but didn't engage in any active trade talks, as I wrote for Sports Rumor Alert.What Stanton wants the Marlins to show some franchise stability and a commitment to winning as soon as possible. Their closer, Steve Cishek, has drawn some trade interest recently...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Steve Cishek is available

The Miami Marlins aren't completely out of contention yet, but at eight and a half games out from a wildcard if the season ended today, their chances are starting to look slim. As such, the Marlins may be starting to test the water as sellers and their top closer Steve Cishek is turning up in trade rumors.#451668150 / gettyimages.comPlenty of teams in contention are still looking...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cishek starting to surface in trade talks, suggesting Miami may sell

Right-hander Steve Cishek, the Marlins' fine closer, is starting to come up in trade talks, perhaps the first sign that fading Miami may be moving into sell mode. The Marlins have been hoping to be buyers, but at 45-52 and 8 1/2 games back -- thanks to a six-game losing streak that ended with a 3-2 win at San Francisco on Sunday -- it appears pretty unrealistic they could sneak...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt's 2-run double in 10th gives D-backs 4-3 win

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt doubled in the last two of Arizona's three runs in the 10th inning and the Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Wednesday. Miami had taken a 3-1 lead in the 10th on Donovan Solano's two-run double off Brad Ziegler (4-1), who got the victory. Aaron Hill opened the Arizona 10th with a pinch-hit single off Steve Cishek. Ender Inciarte walked...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals series primer

All that stands between the Miami Marlins (41-44) and the All-Star break is a nine-game, three-city trip. It begins Friday as the Marlins visit the St. Louis Cardinals (46-40). Miami missed out on its first three-game sweep since early May when closer Steve Cishek blew a save against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The Marlins stand six games behind the Atlanta Braves in the...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Near certainties Cishek, Solano both falter in Marlins' loss to Phillies

MIAMI -- There are few certainties in life. For the Miami Marlins, two things come close: right-hander Steve Cishek recording the save and infielder Donovan Solano making the defensive play. Both instances didn't come through Thursday night, as the Marlins gave up a ninth-inning lead in a 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. In the decisive ninth, Cishek walked...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 03, 2014  |  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...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Father's Day special for Marlins players awaiting to become new dads

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will toss his routine bullpen session Sunday morning before hopping on a flight to Houston. Eovaldi's wife, Rebekah, may give birth to their first child on Father's Day. "It's real exciting," said Eovaldi, who was placed on the paternity list prior to Sunday's finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Steve Cishek a trade possibility for Miami

What is one thing that all teams would like to have? A good bullpen. How many of them actually have good bullpens? Not many. Every year at the trade deadline, contending teams look to add quality pieces to their bullpen and you can expect the same this year.One reliever that teams could covet is Miami Marlins right-hander Steve Cishek, according to Peter Gammons on his website, GammonsDaily...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves restore order in NL East with sweep of Marlins

Evan Gattis has a penchant for late-game heroics -- and for feasting on Marlins pitching in Miami. He added to both of those narratives Sunday, blasting a two-run home run to propel the Braves to a 4-2 win that gave Atlanta a three-game sweep. Gattis sent Steve Cishek's 90-mph sinker to deep center field for his 11th home of the season. It was the 12th of his career to come...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves restore order in NL East with sweep of Marlins

Evan Gattis has a penchant for late-game heroics -- and for feasting on Marlins pitching in Miami. He added to both of those narratives Sunday, blasting a two-run home run to propel the Braves to a 4-2 win that gave Atlanta a three-game sweep. Gattis sent Steve Cishek's 90-mph sinker to deep center field for his 11th home of the season. It was the 12th of his career to come in...
Via Fox Sports South
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins nip Brewers as Turner ends winless streak

It took one more out than the usual 27, but the Marlins managed to even their three-game series with the Brewers Saturday at Marlins Park. Closer Steve Cishek restored order in an untidy eighth inning, striking out Scooter Gennett with two out and two in scoring position to preserve a one-run lead. The Marlins held off the National League Central-leading Brewers 2-1, giving themselves...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins edge Brewers, 2-1

MIAMI (AP) -- Jacob Turner pitched 6 1-3 scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jeff Baker drove in the runs for the Marlins, who have won three of four. Steve Cishek recorded the final four outs for his 10th save in 11 chances. It was the best outing of the season for Turner (1-2), who struck out two and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 24, 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
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