STEVE CISHEK NEWS

Marlins edge error-plagued D-backs

MIAMI -- Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits. He struck out six after missing time with right shoulder inflammation. He lowered his home ERA to a National League-best 1...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins edge error-plagued D-backs

MIAMI -- Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Alvarez (9-5) allowed one run and five hits. He struck out six after missing time with right shoulder inflammation. He lowered his home ERA to a National League-best 1...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 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
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy the Marlin accepts Raymond's Ice Bucket Challenge

Billy the Marlin was given 24 hours to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by fellow MLB mascot, the Tampa Bay Rays' Raymond. Billy wasted no time joining the Ice Bucket movement, and he fearlessly leaped into the Marlin's ice bath just hours after his nomination. Eager to join the efforts to #StrikeOutMLS, Billy held up signs that read, "Thank you...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs to power Marlins past Cardinals

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night. Stanton's 13th multi-homer game established a franchise career record and he tied Hanley Ramirez for second place on the club's all-time home run list with 148. Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs to power Marlins past Cardinals

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night. Stanton's 13th multi-homer game established a franchise career record and he tied Hanley Ramirez for second place on the club's all-time home run list with 148. Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins roll Astros for sixth win in seven games

The Marlins entered Saturday's game at Minute Maid Park with a 16-2 record when scoring seven or more runs. They also were 4-9 when their starter completes exactly five innings. Both situations occurred. Not exactly an immovable object and unstoppable force scenario, but in this case offense trumped the shaky start. The Marlins blitzed Jarred Cosart for five runs through two...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the rising red tide

Just one short week ago, the Milwaukee Brewers were cruising along with the largest division lead in baseball. The Cardinals, Reds, and Pirates were 6.5, 7, and 7 games behind the Brewers in the standings, and it looked like Milwaukee would be able to feast on a weak schedule and go into the All-Star Break with a hefty lead. Of course, that didn’t go according to plan. The Brewers...
Via The Outside Corner
July 10, 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins upended by Diamondbacks in extra innings

PHOENIX (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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

Daily DraftStreet Picks: Wednesday, Jun 25

We moved in the right direction yesterday but not quite enough as our entry finished 149th-of-220 in the $400 guaranteed contest (I played almost exclusively double-ups yesterday and this was my only cheap-o GPP entry). We scored 43.91 points without any significant pitching contributions in what was a semi-bizarre (and definitely low) day of scoring. Our three hidden players were...
Via Baseball Professor
June 25, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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
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