Fish Bites: Miami Marlins look to Bounce Back After Sweep

Mike Ehrmann

The Miami Marlins' tenuous grasp on their division and wild card chances loosened significantly after a weekend 3-game sweep at the hands of the Oakland A's. The Marlins will look to close out the first half of the season on a winning note with a home series against Philadelphia and nine games on the road against St. Louis, Arizona and the NY Mets.

MLB Recap - Oakland Athletics at Miami Marlins - Jun 29, 2014 - CBSSports.com
Nate Freiman hit a three-run homer in his 2014 debut and the Oakland Athletics beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep.

2 fans hit in face by foul balls at Miami Marlins game - ESPN
The Athletics-Marlins game was halted for 10 minutes Sunday while medical personnel treated two fans hit in the face by the same foul ball.

Five things to watch for from Miami Marlins in second half | MLB.com: News
Considering how the Marlins have stayed within striking distance in the National League East and the Wild Card races, the expectation is to make a second-half run.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Marlins Recap 6/29/14 - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
How do the Marlins finish the series against the best team in baseball?

Giancarlo Stanton the Miami Marlins First Half MVP - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Miami Marlins got off to a sizzling start to begin 2014, but have regressed in the past month. Giancarlo Stanton was the Marlins 1st half MVP.

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton to participate in Home Run Derby - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Giancarlo Stanton has informed National League captain Troy Tulowitzki that he plans to participate in next month’s Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Astros’ George Springer makes cover of Sports Illustrated - Ultimate Astros
Houston Astros super rookie slugger George Springer has made the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.

Is Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw getting even better? | For The Win
The Dodgers' left-hander is on pace for new career bests in K:BB and groundball rates.

Bryce Harper of Washington Nationals returns from disabled list - ESPN
The Washington Nationals have reinstated Bryce Harper from the 15-day disabled list after the star outfielder missed 59 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop
Having some morning coffee or enjoying a nice breakfast? Jump over to the Morning Chop to get all caught up on your Atlanta Braves news.

ANAHEIM, Calif.: Angels beat Twins 6-4 to finish perfect homestand - Baseball Wires - MiamiHerald.com
Albert Pujols is thrilled to have a reason to forget about his first two disappointing seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. His club is on a roll this summer, and he's hoping the ride extends all the way to October.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: June 29 - Fish Stripes
A look around the Miami Marlins' farm system from Sunday afternoon.

Miami Marlins' Andrew Heaney plagued by home runs - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins' top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney has started his major league career 0-3 following a loss to Oakland on Sunday afternoon. Heaney has yielded three home runs in just 17 innings pitched.

Miami Marlins acquire Donnie Joseph from Royals - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins acquired lefty reliever Donnie Joseph from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations on Monday afternoon. Joseph will start his Marlins career with Triple-A New Orleans.

MLB All-Star Game: Giancarlo Stanton open to participating in Home Run Derby - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton told ESPN on Wednesday that he is open to participating in this year's home run derby. Stanton missed the 2012 derby after undergoing last minute knee surgery.

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich completing rehab assignment - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich will continue his rehab assignment on Friday before taking Saturday off. Plus links on Steve Cishek, Giancarlo Stanton, and Henderson Alvarez.

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