Fish Bites: Marlins Start Strong, Finish Poorly on Wednesday Against Nats

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A pair of defensive miscues by the Miami Marlins led to a game-tying home 3-run homer by Jayson Werth in the sixth inning that turned the Washington Nationals fortunes around against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on Wednesday night.

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins unravel late in loss to Washington Nationals - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

A night after putting an end to an eight-game slide, the Marlins had the Nationals right where they wanted them Wednesday; with a dominant Jose Fernandez on the mound protecting a three-run lead.

Miami Marlins to use four-man pitching rotation with Jacob Turner on DL | Sports | Bradenton Herald

The Marlins decided to give Brad Hand’s spot in the rotation Sunday to veteran right-hander Kevin Slowey. And if all goes well with Jacob Turner’s throwing shoulder over the next week and a half, it might be the only time Slowey is needed to start.

Top prospect Heaney tosses gem for Jacksonville | marlins.com: News

Marlins No. 1 prospect Andrew Heaney allowed just one hit in six shutout innings Tuesday night, helping Double-A Jacksonville to a 4-0 victory at Chattanooga.

Turner throws on flat ground, status up in air | marlins.com: News

Jacob Turner, on the disabled list since April 9, played some light catch before the Marlins faced the Nationals on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.

Miami Marlins: Stanton, Koehler put end to 8-game skid - Sun Sentinel

The predicament screamed for a hero. "The only way we can get out of this thing is somebody needs to step up and say it's over and done with," manager Mike Redmond said.

Miami Marlins’ Christian Yelich rebounds from slow start at plate - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

Even though he started the season 2 for 14, Christian Yelich never felt like he was having bad at-bats. Now, he says, he's just finding holes.

Nationals vs. Marlins: Stephen Strasburg is roughed up on long night for Washington - The Washington Post

Stephen Strasburg is battered for four innings and offense sleepwalks through an 11-2 loss to the Marlins.

Warnings issued after benches clear between Nationals and Marlins | MLB.com: News

Benches and bullpens cleared and there was some jawing going on Tuesday night, but the dust quickly settled without further incident at Marlins Park. In the Marlins' 11-2 win over the Nationals, tempers heated up in the fourth inning after Tom Koehler's pitch ran inside on Ian Desmond.

FOX Sports Florida adds Carl Pavano to analyst stable - Sun Sentinel

FOX Sports Florida has hired ex-Marlins right-hander Carl Pavano to serve as an analyst.

Miami Marlins president recognizes favorite school teacher on Jackie Robinson Day | marlins.com: News

Before the Marlins faced the Nationals at Marlins Park, Major League Baseball paid tribute to Jackie Robinson Day. As part of the ceremony, president of baseball operations Michael Hill recognized one of his high school teachers, Patricia Dunn from Cincinnati Country Day School. She and her husband made the trip to Miami.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Neil Walker continues powerful start for Pittsburgh Pirates - Fantasy Baseball - ESPN

Eric Karabell recaps Tuesday's fantasy highlights, including Neil Walker continuing his surprising power surge.

Jose Abreu living up to hype with White Sox - chicagotribune.com

Cuban slugger Jose Abreu is impressing the Chicago White Sox with his patience and work ethic as much as he is with his tape-measure home runs.

D-Backs, Bronson Arroyo have had a really bad Tuesday night - CBSSports.com

Bronson Arroyo got rocked on Tuesday night as the Diamondbacks' starting pitching woes continue.

This time, Adam Dunn gets the better of Jake Peavy | CSN Chicago

Tuesday was Peavy's first game back in Chicago since the White Sox shipped him to Boston in a mid-season trade last year, though Dunn said any lingering weirdness from facing Peavy went away after the first pitch of their first meeting.

Rex Brothers tries to find old groove for Colorado Rockies - The Denver Post

Rex Brothers, the Rockies' late-inning lefty who was so spectacular last season, has been a shadow of himself in 2014.

Is Cardinals starter Lance Lynn ready to take the next step? - CBSSports.com

Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn dominated the Brewers on Monday night. Is it a sign of things to come?

Cashner aims to duplicate last start vs. Rockies | Fox News

Andrew Cashner tries to follow up a brilliant outing from the last time he took the ball when the San Diego Padres continue a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park.

Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez developing into a force - ESPN

Carlos Gomez's game is quickly evolving, making him one of baseball's biggest bargains.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

How much longer will the Miami Marlins turn to Brad Hand, Kevin Slowey in the rotation? - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have gotten two bad starts out of Brad Hand and could look to Kevin Slowey in the next rotation turn. Is there any chance the Fish will bring a prospect from the minors to replace either player?

Nathan Eovaldi and Tony Cingrani: Fastball mavens - Fish Stripes

There is plenty of buzz surrounding Cincinnati Reds starter Tony Cingrani and how he works successfully with his fastball-dominant arsenal. Can Nathan Eovaldi learn a lesson from the Reds prospect?

Fish Bites: Starters Struggle Leads To Extended Losing Streak For Marlins - Fish Stripes

Before Tuesday's massive victory over Washington, the Marlins slugged through an extended 8 game losing streak. In this edition of Fish Bites, we truly capture some of the main reasons behind Miami's long stretch of failure.

Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Recap: April 15 - Fish Stripes

Andrew Heaney was dominant for Jacksonville and Adam Conley's rough awakening in Triple-A continued.

Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 11, Washington Nationals 2 - Fish Stripes

The Marlins reversed the tides and flat out embarrassed Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

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