Stanton was hacking at sliders down and away, nobody could get on base in front of him, and the team failed to score a run against Zack Wheeler. Wheeler has absolutely dominated the Marlins since his debut last season. Miami is now hitting .130 overall against Wheeler.
Derek Dietrich rejoined the Marlins Sunday with a chance to remain the team’s starting second baseman for the next two weeks if not longer. Dietrich was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans in the wake of another injury to second baseman Rafael Furcal, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Van Horne became the Marlins lead play-by-broadcaster in 2001. He is in his 46th season in major league baseball. He is being inducted along with former Expos third baseman Tim Wallach; Murray Cook, the general manager for three teams including the Expos from 1984-87; and the late Jim Ridley, a former Canadian national team coach and scout.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said the No. 5 spot in the pitching rotation has been a concern after the team's 11-5 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday. Rookie Anthony DeSclafani continued his undulation only lasting 3.2 innings while giving up seven earned runs, seven hits and two walks. DeSclafani, now 1-2 with a 7.59 earned run average, did pitch 6.1 innings with four runs in a 6-5 win to the Chicago Cubs on June 17.
Getting contact is what Derek Dietrich does best especially if the result is getting hit by a pitch. The second baseman returned to the Miami Marlins on Sunday after spending most of June in Triple-A New Orleans. He replaces Rafael Furcal who left in the third inning in the club's 4-0 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday.
It wasn’t that long ago when the Marlins were nearly indomitable at home. Sure. They still have a league-high 25 wins although that’s been recently challenged. Offensive struggles, at least lately, have been the hallmark of Marlins losing four of their last five home series. An 11-5 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday now means the Marlins, which went 3-7 in this homestand, have lost five of their last six home series.
If the first throw didn't get manager Mike Redmond thinking, the second one certainly did. After seeing Marcell Ozuna throw out David Wright in the eighth inning and Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the ninth on Friday, Redmond may reconsider how he uses his outfielders.
One of the most durable Marlins was scratched from the lineup on Saturday afternoon. As the team was winding down batting practice, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria -- who has been dealing with soreness in his right elbow since April 2013 -- headed to the clubhouse with trainer Sean Cunningham.
Derek Dietrich tore it up at the plate in the Minor Leagues after being sent down earlier this month, and manager Mike Redmond hopes that the addition of Dietrich to the Major League lineup will provide a much-needed spark to a struggling offense. Dietrich was called up from Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday to replace second baseman Rafael Furcal, who returned to the disabled list after sustaining an injury to his left hamstring during Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Mets.
The Marlins, as expected, placed second baseman Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and recalled Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans to fill the open roster spot. Furcal injured his left hamstring trying to beat out an infield double-play grounder in Miami's 4-0 loss to New York on Saturday.
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Don't you just love it when you hear players who are heading into free agency or otherwise may be valuable trade bait say things like, "no, I'm not thinking about the future of my career. All I'm worried about is right here and now."
After taking batting practice, Johnny Damon joked that he officially knew why he was considered an Old-Timer. Damon and Hideki Matsui, both important contributors on the 2009 World Series champion Yankees, were both first-time participants at the 68th Annual Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium. They were joined by Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson, and Joe Torre, who will be inducted in July.
Brett Lawrie is headed for the disabled list after he fractured his right index finger during Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Reds. Lawrie was struck on his right hand by a pitch from Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto during the second inning. He was later removed from the game and underwent an X-ray, which revealed the damage.
The San Diego Padres dismissed executive vice president/general manager Josh Byrnes on Sunday.
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Andrew Heaney threw six solid innings against the New York Mets last night. What did he do right for the Miami Marlins, and where could he use some improvement? Let's dive into the details.
Miami Marlins outfielder Jake Marisnick adds valuable speed to a Marlins' lineup that has at times been inconsistent on the base paths. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton, Kevin Gregg, and Nathan Eovaldi.
After promoting Andrew Heaney and Anthony DeSclafani, the Miami Marlins will remain open to trading for a starter if the rotation continues to struggle. Alex Cobb, Jason Hammel, and Ian Kennedy may all be possibilities.
The Miami Marlins promoted Jake Marisnick and Anthony DeSclafani along with Andrew Heaney this week. How have the other two promotions fared thus far?
An update on Miami Marlins pitching prospect Justin Nicolino.