Fish Bites: Miami Marlins still winless on the road

Kevin C. Cox

The Miami Marlins are still winless on the road after last night's disappointing 10th-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves. Plus links on Henderson Alvarez, Christian Yelich, and more.

Gattis walkoff homer wins wild one | www.ajc.com
Just when the Braves thought they had orchestrated a fairly textbook come-from-behind victory on the Marlins Monday night, shaky defense and some bullpen questions made it anything but.

Marlins Way: Casey McGehee Making Himself At Home At Marlins Park - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee is finding success hitting at Marlins Park.

Miami Marlins: Christian Yelich Should Continue To Hit On The Road
Christian Yelich will play a key for the Miami Marlins' road trip this week.

Marlins top prospect Andrew Heaney leads impressive efforts from Miami's farm system | MLB.com: News
The Marlins' farm system's left-leaning tendencies were on full display on the mound Sunday, as top prospect Andrew Heaney went seven innings against Pensacola (Reds) in the Double-A Southern League and allowed just one run on three hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out nine.

Don't sleep on Henderson Alvarez - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
Something clicked for Alvarez against Seattle. Perhaps it was the presence of manager Lloyd McClendon in the opposing dugout. McClendon happened to be the hitting coach for the Tigers for that no-hitter in 2013.

Long outs frustrate Miami Marlins’ Jeff Baker - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com.

Jeff Baker has found his zone, but not the kind hitters relish.

Miami Marlins' Steve Cishek Is Becoming Elite Closer
Steve Cishek is becoming someone who the Miami Marlins can trust. Cishek is becoming a lockdown closer for the Marlins, who needs all the runs and wins they can get in a very tough division.

Fantasy Baseball: Should You Add Marcell Ozuna In Deeper Leagues?
Welcome back to "Off The Deep End", where I will give you fantasy baseball tips on who to pick up in deeper leagues. Marcell Ozuna, Marlins: Perhaps it is the fact that Jake Marisnick is a slump away from taking his job. Whatever the reason, Ozuna continues to play well with the parent club.

MLB Recap - Seattle Mariners at Miami Marlins - Apr 20, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami's favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.

Replay decision helps Miami Marlins sweep Seattle Mariners - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Assisted by the replay rule for the second time in their past three games, the Marlins went ahead in the eighth and survived a shaky ninth

Around the League

Red Sox pay tribute to those affected by bombings | redsox.com: News
On the eve of the 2014 Boston Marathon, the Red Sox put together a stirring pregame ceremony on Sunday night in recognition of those affected by the tragic bombings that took place at the finish line last April.

Brewers vs. Pirates score update: Brawl breaks out after Carlos Gomez triple - SBNation.com
Gomez flipped his bat after what he thought was a home run. After sliding into third, he was approached by Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole and things got ugly.

Astros report: Fowler appreciative of Bonds' help - Houston Chronicle
Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler is trying to get back on track with the help of home run king Barry Bonds.

DETROIT: Pujols powering toward 500th homer | MLB Baseball | NewsObserver.com
Albert Pujols is closing in on his 500th homer and joining a prestigious club. More important for the Los Angeles Angels, he's looking like his powerful self again.

Cuddyer remains out, DL stint possible | Rockies.com: News
Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer missed his third consecutive start Sunday as he continues to recover from a left hamstring cramp he suffered in Thursday's win in San Diego. Three days later, Cuddyer said the injury could be classified as a strain.

From Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins' starter Tom Koehler making effective use of pitches - Fish Stripes
A more effective fastball has helped Miami Marlins starter Tom Koehler thus far in 2014. Koehler's command and pitch selection in varying situations has been notably improved.

The Miami Marlins' early season power surge - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins are a surprising third in the majors in runs scored, and a big reason for that is the team's surprising surge in power. But should we have expected this kind of performance from the team's offense?

Miami Marlins' bullpen troubles play key role in late losses - Fish Stripes
While Miami's starting pitching struggled at times during the eight game losing streak, the Marlins' bullpen has been inconsistent and have failed to either hold onto a lead or keep a game tied in the later innings.

Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: April 16 - Fish Stripes
Rafael Furcal finished hit-less in his third rehab outing, Justin Bohn reached base four times, and Viosergy Rosa homered twice in Jupiter's extra-innings victory.

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins establishing both sides of the plate - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins starting pitchers are looking to improve the pitches they throw on the inside part of the plate late in games. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, and Kevin Slowey.

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