Fish Bites: Miami Marlins look to right the ship against the Atlanta Braves

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Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez looks to duplicate last week's winning effort in a re-match against the Atlanta Braves' Alex Wood. Plus links on Garrett Jones, Steve Cishek, Carlos Marmol and more.

Fernandez, Wood Set to Duel Again - ABC News
When Miami's Jose Fernandez and Atlanta's Alex Wood faced each other Tuesday night, they combined to strike out 25 hitters — with no walks — in eight innings. The 21-year-old Fernandez fanned 14, allowing only three hits in a 1-0 win for the Marlins.

Cishek downplays individual stats as streak ends | marlins.com: News
Good fortune tends to come with any impressive streak. Marlins closer Steve Cishek is the first to admit that he certainly had his share of breaks go his way over his franchise-record 33 consecutive save chances.

The Good, The Bad, and The Road Marlins Recap 4/27/2014 - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Can the Marlins overcome their recent road woes?

Miami Marlins: Unsigned Draft Pick Matt Krook Has Tommy John Surgery - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Marlins 35th overall pick from last season has Tommy John surgery.

Miami Marlins: Mike Dunn shows promise after struggles - Sun Sentinel
The Marlins' comeback victory Saturday not only was a rare success on the road, it gave a needed boost for their maligned bullpen.

Three seasons later, Marlins Park impact is minimal on area’s residential real-estate market - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com
As the Miami Marlins begin a third season at their $639 million publicly financed ballpark in Little Havana, the state-of-the-art stadium equipped with a retractable roof has had a minimal impact on the surrounding area's residential real-estate market.

NEW YORK: Miami Marlins cut Rafael Furcal’s rehab assignment short - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

Rafael Furcal doesn't look like he's going to be returning to the Marlins anytime soon.

NEW YORK: Miami Marlins offense blanked in quiet loss to Dillon Gee, New York Mets - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

The Marlins are heading back home still searching for their first series victory of the season on the road.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Matt Garza says Jeff Samardzija needs to pitch his way off Chicago Cubs - ESPN Chicago
Matt Garza had some friendly advice for Jeff Samardzija, saying his former teammate needs to "pitch your way out of there" if he doesn't want to stay with the Chicago Cubs.

Cardinals call up Grichuk, demote Wong in hopes of sparking offense - CBSSports.com
In an effort to spark their offense, the Cardinals called up outfielder Randal Grichuk and infielder Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis, the team announced. Outfielder Shane Robinson and rookie second baseman Kolten Wong were sent down in corresponding moves.

Phillies' formula for success
Pitching and defense has been the message that they've preached, and as Freddy Galvis fired a strike to first base from his knees for the first out of the ninth inning, you could almost sense Ryne Sandberg and Ruben Amaro Jr. nodding contentedly.

Ultimate Astros " Springer’s headfirst sliding worrisome to Porter, Astros
High-intensity right fielder George Springer has made a habit of sliding headfirst in his short time in the majors, a decision that many in baseball would warn against.

Baseball Is Finally Remembering How Good Albert Pujols Can Be | FiveThirtyEight
Fame can be fickle in sports, especially for the rare player skilled (and fortunate) enough to cash in big on his athletic talents. Five years ago, Albert Pujols was baseball’s most marketable superstar. But one massive contract and two disappointing seasons later, that goodwill had faded.

White Sox have special slugger in Jose Abreu - CBSSports.com
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is no ordinary rookie. Not only is Abreu 27 years old, but he also has a six-year, $68 million deal and had been playing at the highest level professionally in Cuba before defecting.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins need to succeed against National League East opponents - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins just completed a 2-4 road trip during which they opposed the Braves and Mets. If the Marlins want to compete moving forward, success within the division has to be consistent.

Fish Bites: Carlos Marmol listed as day to day - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins reliever Carlos Marmol is listed as day to day after injuring his hamstring on Wednesday. Plus links on Rafael Furcal, Jacob Turner, and Giancarlo Stanton.

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' Garrett Jones 'feeling relaxed' - Fish Stripes
After trying to make a positive first impression, Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones has settled in. Plus links on Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Rafael Furcal, and Steve Cishek.

Fish Cap: New York Mets 4, Miami Marlins 0 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins fell to the New York Mets 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. Tom Koehler struggled on the mound, and the Marlins couldn't rally facing Dillon Gee.

Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 7, New York Mets 6 (10) - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday night against the New York Mets. After falling behind 5-1 early, the Marlins used home runs by Giancarlo Stanton ans Jarrod Saltalamacchia to turn the tables on the Mets.

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