Wittgren regrets 'one bad pitch' to Cespedes

The intent was to jam a fastball inside enough to back Yoenis Cespedes off the plate. But Nick Wittgren missed his spot, the pitch ran over the plate and the result was a walk-off home run in the 10th inning that lifted the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Marlins on Monday at Citi Field.
9 hours ago

Cold Takes: How The Marlins by Patrick Dubuque

The franchise you couldn`t say a nice word about six months ago has overperformed and put itself into a playoff race. The route has been especially baffling.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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Mattingly enjoying taut stretch run with Marlins

Don Mattingly's first season in Miami is coming down to crunch time, and the Marlins manager is looking forward to it.
10 hours ago

Marlins lose lead in 8th before falling in extras

As five teams continue twisting themselves into knots in the National League Wild Card race, the Mets did all they could to keep pace on Monday at Citi Field. Yoenis Cespedes hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, leading the Mets to a 2-1 win over the Marlins that also evened the two teams in the Wild Card standings.
11 hours ago

Marlins option Justin Nicolino to Triple-A, recall Austin Brice

The Miami Marlins have recalled right-handed relief pitcher Austin Brice to the 25-man roster prior to Monday evening’s matchup against the New York Mets. In his place, left-hander and spot starter Justin Nicolino was optioned down to Triple-A New Orleans. Brice made his major league debut back on August 12, tossing a scoreless inning of […] The post Marlins option Justin Nicolino...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Key Pitching Matchups: 8/29-8/31

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez ( Monday, August 29, 2016: Citi Field RHP Jose Fernandez (MIA) v. RHP Rafael Montero (NYM) The Miami Marlins are just a game and a half out of the NL Wild Card spot and enjoying one of their most successful seasons in years. Jose Fernandez (2.91,13-7) is dominant at home and seems to not be as effective on the road so dueling against...
Via Legends On Deck
23 hours ago

Marlins held to 6 hits, drop series finale to Padres

MIAMI (AP) -- Rookie Luis Perdomo benefited from a team record six double plays while pitching a six-hitter for his first complete game Sunday, and the San Diego Padres won the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins, 3-1. The complete game was the Padres' first this year. Perdomo allowed the leadoff batter to reach in five innings, and each time the runner was erased...
Via Associated Press
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Stanton has 'slim chance' of returning for final week?

If the Miami Marlins can stay in the playoff race, there is a slight chance they’ll have some big help down the stretch. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Giancarlo Stanton could return for the final week of the regular season if everything goes “absolutely perfect.” The most recent word is that Stanton is working on his rehab, but it’s unclear how far along...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Marlins scratch Cashner from Sunday’s start versus Padres

Right-handed starter Andrew Cashner will not get a chance to face his old team Sunday. The Miami Marlins have scratched Cashner from his scheduled start versus San Diego due to a blister on his finger. Justin Nicolino will start in his place. Cashner pitched well in his last start despite a blister, but the Marlins […] The post Marlins scratch Cashner from Sunday’s start versus...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Johnson's RBI double in 9th lifts Marlins past Padres, 7-6

MIAMI (AP) Chris Johnson's run-scoring ground-rule double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Miami Marlins a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. The Marlins scored three runs in the eighth to tie it before Johnson gave the Marlins their third walk-off win of the season. Johnson hit a deep fly ball to right-center field that took one bounce before landing...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals’ Jarrod Dyson makes ridiculous catch to rob a homer

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson provided a catch of the year candidate on Thursday night when he became the first player to ever rob a homer at Marlins Park. Miami’s Christian Yelich crushed one to deep center field, and appeared to have his 16th dinger of the season, but Dyson ran 98 feet before climbing the wall to make this absurd catch: Just ridiculous, @mrzoombiya...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins transfer Justin Bour to 60-day DL, place Derek Dietrich on 15-day DL

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have transferred first baseman Justin Bour to the 60-day disabled list and placed infielder Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list.Miami announced the moves Tuesday before it opens its three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.Bour has been out since July 3 with a right ankle sprain and was originally expected back at the beginning of the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 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...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins: Stop the A-Rod rumors!

The Miami Marlins have suddenly hit a rough patch in August, and it may be difficult to overcome the crowded rush of a wild card spot. Now, they will have to end their 13-year playoff drought without Giancarlo Stanton, the fearsome slugger that had overcome a terrible first half of the season, to an awful groin injury. So the Marlins will likely need another player to take over in...
13 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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