Fish Bites: Miami Marlins win both games against Washington Nationals

Greg Fiume

In a three-game series that became a two-game series due to a rainout, the Miami Marlins exorcised their road demons, winning twice in Washington, a place where the Marlins had struggled.

Marlins' Andrew Heaney tosses one-hit shutout in Triple-A | marlins.com: News
Left-hander Andrew Heaney, the Marlins' No. 1 prospect, threw a one-hit shutout Tuesday and Triple-A New Orleans defeated Round Rock, 9-0, in a game shortened to six innings by rain.

Miami Marlins' Casey McGehee tops majors in clutch hits - Sun Sentinel
Clean-up hitter Casey McGehee has but one home run a quarter of the way through the season. But he rarely disappoints when it comes to driving in runners in scoring position, which explains why he was 10th in the National League with 31 runs batted in through Monday.

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond congratulates ex-teammate on no-hitter - Sun Sentinel
Manager Mike Redmond wasted no time reaching out to Josh Beckett Sunday after he learned of the right-hander's no-hitter. Not long after the Marlins' 7-1 loss to the Brewers, Redmond fired off a text to his former Marlins' teammate.

Marlins rained out in DC, no makeup date official | marlins.com: News
About the time the Marlins were wrapping up batting practice at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, the grounds crew was rolling the tarp onto the field in anticipation of heavy rains. About an hour later, roughly at 7:15 p.m. ET, the Marlins-Nationals game was postponed.

Miami Marlins hopeful Carter Capps can avoid elbow surgery - Sun Sentinel
Another hard-throwing Marlins pitcher has been sidelined by elbow trouble. The team is hopeful that reliever Carter Capps can avoid surgery that ended Jose Fernandez’s season. Capps, whose fastball frequently registers triple digits, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with an elbow sprain.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

White Sox Alexei Ramirez, Jose Abreu among leaders in ASG balloting | whitesox.com: News
The White Sox All-Star contingency for 2014 could have a definite Cuban connection, at least based on the first round of American League fan balloting released on Tuesday afternoon.

Boston Red Sox follow leaders to slide-ending victory - ESPN Boston
David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia led the Red Sox out of their epic slide.

Blake Treinen skipped after Nationals-Marlins postponement
For now, the Nationals skipped Tuesday’s scheduled starter Blake Treinen and will start Jordan Zimmermann as Wednesday’s scheduled starter. The Nationals will keep the rest of their rotation on track, and Treinen will pitch out of the bullpen until he makes his next start.

Yost ejected after arguing on Guthrie's behalf | royals.com: News
Royals manager Ned Yost was ejected for the second time this season after arguing balls and strikes during the sixth inning of Tuesday night's 3-0 loss to the Astros at Kauffman Stadium.

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon is all ears - ESPN
Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon has discovered that patience and the willingness to listen are vital to self-improvement.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

MLB Draft 2014 Player Profile: Alex Jackson - Fish Stripes
If the Marlins were to select Alex Jackson second overall in the 2014 MLB Draft, they would be seen as insane. But if Jackson could become an All-Star player at a position the Marlins desperately need, is the idea really that far-fetched?

Miami Marlins' Carter Capps placed on disabled list - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins reliever Carter Capps was placed on the disabled list with elbow discomfort on Tuesday afternoon. Arquimedes Caminero was recalled in the corresponding roster move.

MLB Draft 2014: Keith Law second mock has Miami Marlins drafting Carlos Rodon - Fish Stripes
In Keith Law's latest mock draft for the 2014 MLB Draft, he has the Miami Marlins opting for Cuban starting pitcher Carlos Rodon with the second pick in the draft.

Derek Dietrich and defensive struggles - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins are looking to turn to Derek Dietrich as their future at second base, but can he play the position effectively enough to hold the keystone for the Fish?

Miami Marlins' starter Randy Wolf to remain in rotation - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins starter Randy Wolf struggled in his first official outing as a Marlin on Sunday afternoon. But while Andrew Heaney thrives in Triple-A, Wolf will have the opportunity to make another start.

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Henderson Alvarez leaves game early with "right elbow stiffness" - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins have to be concerned about yet another potential injury, as starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez was taken out of his start versus the Washington Nationals with right forearm stiffness.

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