Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' Garrett Jones rides hot streak

Thearon W. Henderson

Miami Marlins' First Baseman Garrett Jones is locked in at the plate. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez and Anthony DeSclafani.

Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is red hot at the plate - Sun Sentinel

Whether it was meeting his favorite heavy metal band, Metallica, in AT&T Park in San Francisco last week or growing more comfortable to his South Florida surroundings, Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is rocking the ball lately.

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond is tossed in loss to Philadelphia Phillies - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Mike Redmond had enough of Will Little's strike zone. So in the sixth inning Tuesday night when the second-year plate umpire rung up Adeiny Hechavarria on a pitch that looked high and inside, the Marlins' skipper let Little have it. And then some.

Jose Fernandez rejoins Miami Marlins with arm in sling - ESPN
Jose Fernandez has rejoined the Miami Marlins, but only as a spectator.

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez upbeat, talks about injury and surgery - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Sporting his trademark smile and a sling for his surgically repaired throwing arm, Jose Fernandez was so happy to be back with his teammates on Tuesday at Marlins Park it had him in a joking mood.

Miami Marlins fan's ultimate show of support for Jose Fernandez (video)
Fandom is something that is often taken to varying degrees and everyone goes about displaying that passion in their own way. This guy takes his passion to the limit.

Marlins rookie Anthony DeSclafani struggles in loss to Phillies | www.palmbeachpost.com
Whether it was the frustration of losing his ace for the season finally setting in or his team in the midst of losing for the eighth time in 11 games, Marlins manager Mike Redmond made sure his first ejection of the season counted.

Giancarlo Stanton has found his groove, and that's scary - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Miami Marlins wrapped up an 11-game California road trip on Sunday. As they return home, slugger Giancarlo Stanton is quietly riding quite a hot streak.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Metrics show Jeff Samardzija far better than record indicates - Chicago Sun-Times
As every Cubs fan who has been paying attention knows, it has been a tougher start to the season than right-hander Jeff Samardzija deserves. Through Monday, Samardzija had a 1.62 ERA that ranked second in the majors among qualifying pitchers to the 1.25 posted by

VIDEO: Indians grab 'balk-off' win over Tigers in 13th inning - CBSSports.com

In a game that included 21 runs on 30 hits between the two teams combined, the Indians won in 13 innings on a balk.

Carlos Gomez of Milwaukee Brewers visits child struck by ball - ESPN
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez visited the child who was hospitalized after being struck in the head by a foul ball at Turner Field.

Prospect of the Day: David Hale, RHP, Atlanta Braves - Minor League Ball
The Atlanta Braves are very aggressive about local talent and one of their recent finds is Marietta, Georgia, native David Hale, currently holding down a spot on the big league pitching staff. He'll lose his rookie eligibility this year as a result, so let's go ahead and analyze Hale as Wednesday's Prospect of the Day.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 5, Philadelphia Phillies 6 - Fish Stripes
Garret Jones had four hits, but it wasn't enough as Anthony DeSciafani struggled in his home debut as a Marlin.

Fish Bites; Marlins acquire Miguel Tejada - Fish Stripes
On this edition of Fish Bites, we take a look at the Marlins acquiring Miguel Tejada, potential options for the upcoming MLB Draft and a lot more.

Jose Fernandez; "I'm sad it happened, but now there's no going back." - Fish Stripes
Your best source for quality Miami Marlins news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Jose Fernandez injury: Hiding pain and the dangerous "macho" culture - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez admitted to hiding arm pain prior to his season-ending UCL injury, and that he did so to avoid letting his teammates down. This was a poor decision that jeopardized both sides.

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