Hill talks key issues for Marlins' stretch run

It's approaching late August and the Marlins are in the thick of the postseason race. They just improved their chances by sweeping a three-game set against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, and they remain 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second National League Wild Card spot.
12 hours ago

David Phelps and his early comparables

David Phelps is succeeding in a specific way as a starter and reliever this year. Which other pitchers are working similarly? David Phelps had another fantastic outing over the weekend, helping the Miami Marlins take the second of a three-game set against the Pittsburgh Pirates by going six strong innings on Saturday, striking out nine batters with two walks allowed and no runs through...
Via Fish Stripes
13 hours ago

Marlins Finish Sweep of Pirates to Keep Pace in Wild Card Race

Miami notched another victory over the NL Central with a 3-2 win in Pittsburgh. The Marlins secured its fourth sweep of the season and stayed within one game of the Cardinals in the Wild Card race Sunday, with a 3-2 win versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miami took the lead after a Christian Yelich solo home run in the first inning, and was looking to sink the Pirates early on after...
Via Fish Stripes
1 day ago

Giancarlo Stanton planning to return before end of regular season

It looks like whoever ruled out Giancarlo Stanton for the remainder of the season forgot to tell Giancarlo Stanton. Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said on Sunday that Stanton is planning to return before the end of the regular season. “He’s going to be back,” Hill said, per Joe Frisaro of “He’s told me he’s going to be back. He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Urena's start caps rotation's success vs. Bucs

Jose Urena helped the Marlins pull off something they haven't been able to accomplish since 2011, a sweep of the Pirates at PNC Park. The right-hander limited Pittsburgh to two runs in six innings, and Miami held on for a 3-2 win on Sunday.
1 day ago

Marlins finish off clutch sweep of Pirates to gain ground in wild card chase

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Christian Yelich homered in the first inning, Miami added a pair of unearned runs and the Marlins rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.Jose Urena (2-4) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings as the Marlins swept a series for the sixth time this season. He lowered his ERA from 6.80 to 6.33.Fernando Rodney completed...
Via Associated Press
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Marlins reinstate reliever Ramos from DL, option Ellington

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Miami Marlins have reinstated right-handed reliever A.J. Ramos from the 15-day disabled list and optioned reliever Brian Ellington to Triple-A New Orleans. Ramos, the Marlins' usual closer, injured his finger fielding a bunt on July 25 and was later place on the disabled list retroactive to Aug. 6. He has pitched 44 1/3 innings this season with a 3.05 ERA and...
Via Associated Press
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Scruggs, Phelps power Marlins to 3-1 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Xavier Scruggs hit his major league home run and David Phelps pitched six scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Saturday night. Miguel Rojas scored on an error in the third, and Ichiro Suzuki doubled down the right field line in the fourth - for his 3,008th hit in the majors to move into 28th place on the career list - ahead...
Via Associated Press
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Marlins Xavier Scruggs hits first MLB home run

Miami Marlins first baseman Xavier Scruggs hit his first Major League home run on Saturday night off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl in the fourth inning. After 169 career minor league home runs, the slugging first baseman finally got his first in the Major Leagues at age 28. In only his 62 Major League […] The post Marlins Xavier Scruggs hits first MLB home run appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Joey Votto appropriately had 51 pizzas delivered to Ichiro Suzuki

Everybody likes pizza, it’s a fact of the human race. So naturally, Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto decided that he was going to order some pizza for 3,000-hit club member Ichiro Suzuki. But he didn’t just order a few of them, he ordered 51 (!) pizzas, in honor of Ichiro’s No. 51. Yes, that’s 51 individual pizzas all for Ichiro, delivered to the Miami Marlins’...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: The summer freeze

All MLB teams go through rough patches throughout the season. It happens. However, some teams get cold at horrible times. For example, everyone remembers how the Boston Red Sox choked their season away, and cost Terry Francona his job, in September of 2011. That instance is very extreme compared to the 2016 Miami Marlins, a team that lacks playoff experience. After failing to take...
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Mets, Marlins get in Twitter beef over injured player potshots

A snarky New York Mets fans managed to somehow ignite a contentious, albeit brief, Twitter feud between his favorite MLB team and the Miami Marlins. Perhaps what made the entire so strange is that the teams weren’t even squaring off on Tuesday night when the Twitter spat got started. Here’s how it played out. Said Mets fan reached out to the Marlins official Twitter account...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton out for season with groin injury

Giancarlo Stanton is out for the season with a groin injury, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly announced on Sunday. Stanton was injured on the final play of Saturday’s 8-7 loss to the White Sox when he tried to stretch a single into a double. Stanton was 3-for-5 in the game with a home run and three RBIs to break out of a slump. Stanton finishes the season with a .244 batting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds got ejected in a game against the Giants

San Francisco Giants legend and current Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds was ejected from Wednesday afternoon’s Giants-Marlins game at Marlins Park for arguing about the strike zone. I’m curious if this is Bonds’ first ejection as a coach — I’m assuming it is, considering it’s his first year as a coach in the majors. Also, this is probably the first time Bonds...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Barraclough on Wipeout Sliders and Missing Bats

Kyle Barraclough has a record of 6-2 and a 2.88 ERA n 53 games out of the Miami Marlins bullpen this season. Those are his ho-hum numbers. The 26-year-old right-hander has 80 strikeouts, 34 walks, and has allowed 31 hits in 50 innings. Those are his holy-cow numbers. Barraclough’s 14.75 strikeouts per nine innings is tops in the National League, and third highest in MLB behind...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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