Fish Bites: Miami Marlins Complete Successful Home Stand

Mike Ehrmann

The surprising Miami Marlins are in first place in the NL East after sweeping the New York Mets with their third walk-off win in four days. Plus links of Casey McGehee, Garrett Jones and more.

Miami Marlins get another walk-off win to sweep Mets - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

The Marlins, who got eight shutout innings from Tom Koehler, won their fourth in a row as Giancarlo Stanton scored on Marcell Ozuna's fly ball with one out in the ninth.

Marlins ball boy wins ovation for diving try | Boston Herald

When the New York Mets' Ruben Tejada hit a long foul fly, Trevor Takasc dove over a 3-foot-high railing and gloved the ball backhanded as he tumbled into the stands. Not bad for a ball boy.

Surging Marlins win on walk-off sacrifice fly

Marcell Ozuna hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets by winning 1-0 Wednesday.

Can surprising Miami Marlins make their early-season success last? | The Strike Zone - SI.com

Their success won’t please anyone who’s still angry at the way Jeffrey Loria runs his business, but after two seasons as the laughingstocks of the National League, the Marlins are suddenly interesting again.

Miami Marlins: Henderson Alvarez shuts out Mets - Sun Sentinel

The mystique of Marlins Park has the baseball world befuddled. How to explain why the Marlins have turned virtually unbeatable at home when they rarely win anywhere else?

Miami Marlins: Early turnaround simply remarkable | isportsweb

With an 18-15 record, the Miami Marlins have been one of the better stories in baseball early on and could move into first place as early as Wednesday.

Clean-up hitter Casey McGehee zones in, executes for Miami Marlins | Sports | Bradenton Herald
Marlins clean-up hitter Casey McGehee said he’s learned to get past feeling disrespected each time Giancarlo Stanton gets intentionally walked in front of him.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Arroyo helps lift Diamondbacks over Brewers 3-2 | CharlotteObserver.com

Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer for the second straight game to back Bronson Arroyo and lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Starting Pitching, Outfield Turning Season Around

The Pittsburgh Pirates got off to a slow start to 2014, but after two straight series wins, things could be turning around for the Bucs.

Yasiel Puig returns to Dodgers lineup; rain delays start in Washington - Los Angeles Times

Two familiar things returned prior to the Dodgers ’ afternoon game in Washington, D.C. , on Wednesday, one very welcomed, the other not so much.

Kershaw Pushes the Reset Button for the Dodgers - NYTimes.com

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, made his first start Tuesday since going on the disabled list in March.

Atlanta Braves shake up lineup, will bat pitcher Aaron Harang 8th - ESPN

Looking to shake up his run-challenged team, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided on something drastic.

At FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins benefiting from 'small ball' approach - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins' power numbers early in the season have been noteworthy. But the squad's ability to advance runners for the middle of the lineup has led to offensive success.

Garrett Jones, Marlins trying to use Marlins Park to their advantage - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have been among the best teams in baseball at home so far this season, and Garrett Jones thinks he has found the secret to hitting in the cavernous Marlins Park.

2014 MLB Draft: Miami Marlins pitching depth - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins will be making crucial selections in one month's time in the 2014 MLB Draft, and Fish Stripes has all of your coverage on the event. We start by reviewing the team's minor league situation, beginning with its copious pitching depth.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 1, New York Mets 0 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Miami went 8-1 on the nine game homestand.

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