Pitching for the first time since his 2013 season-ending no-hitter, Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez gave up six first-inning hits in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Giancarlo Stanton blasted a two-run home run, his first of the season, but the Marlins fell just short on Wednesday night.
Two games into the season it seems that the addition of veterans like Jones, Salalammachia and McGehee should help the Marlins scoren more runs
Hope sprung a gushing leak in the fifth inning of the Miami Marlins’ season opener Monday.
Bottom-line results don't always tell the full story. Garrett Jones, for instance, went hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts and a walk in the Marlins' 10-1 win over the Rockies on Opening Day at Marlins Park.
When Dan Marino threw out the ceremonial pitch on Opening Night, there were only 12,000 people inside Marlins Park, according to team president David Samson and another 6,000 when Jose Fernandez threw the first pitch of the game. So when the rest of the largest crowd in stadium history showed up late (Samson said there were about 35,000 butts in the seats among the paid crowd of 37,116), it naturally caused a few headaches.
Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek is working on a team record 30 consecutive saves streak which began last June and continued in his first save opportunity of 2014 Tuesday night.
The Miami Marlins are getting most of its run production from Casey McGehee. How long can he keep it up?
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Hint: It's because the Marlins acquired the guy they really wanted: Jeff Baker.
Brandon Belt is off to a torrid start to 2014.
Sure, one game is not supposed to mean more than one win or one loss, but does anyone else think that Freddie Freeman isn’t ready to explode?
Los Angeles Angels hitting coach Don Baylor had surgery on his broken right leg Tuesday after getting hurt while catching the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day.
In other injury news, the bad luck-plagued Washington Nationals catcher is due to have surgery on his hand.
Baseball's marathon is always marked by too many pitching injuries, but this year the recurring, non-stop nature of them has been a major storyline. Five teams, however, still have healthy rotations and are positioned for early success.
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The Miami Marlins fell to the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Wednesday night. Giancarlo Stanton went deep and Henderson Alvarez struggled early.
The Miami Marlins are bound to go through a rough 2014 season, but if you're a fan, you should be ready to support them through the best and worst of times. The Mighty F Blog's Robby Brumberg would like to rally the fans for 2014.
With Rafael Furcal opening the season on the 15-day disabled list, Manager Mike Redmond will have to choose who will bat leadoff for the next two weeks. Furcal was signed to be the Marlins' starting second baseman and leadoff hitter.
There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe Jose Fernandez.
The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are still not discussing a potential contract extension. But if the team and player do agree on something, what might the deal look like?
In the annual "State of The Union"-type address, President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill expressed his belief that the Marlins should be considered contenders in the near future.