Fish Bites: Paul Goldschmidt Walks off Marlins in Series Finale

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday afternoon, the Miami Marlins found themselves in the unfamiliar position of losing a game in extra innings after putting together a two-run 10th inning cushion. Steve Cishek blew his second save in the month of July as Paul Goldschmidt doubled across the game winning runs in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Diamondbacks 4, Marlins 3 - AZ Snake Pit
Stop me if you've heard this one before. A great performance by our starting pitcher was all for naught, as a feeble offense and two-run inning from a reliever cost the Diamondbacks the game. But, plot twist!

Marlins promote Brad Penny from Single-A to Triple-A ahead of opt-out date | HardballTalk
Brad Penny has been impressive enough after signing a minor-league contract with the Marlins last month that they've promoted the 35-year-old right-hander from Single-A to Triple-A.

Marcell Ozuna’s late-game heroics propel Miami Marlins to victory - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
The Miami Marlins were down to their last strike in the ninth inning when Marcell Ozuna lifted them past the Arizona Diamondbacks with a two-run home run.

Miami Marlins GM insists Giancarlo Stanton, Casey McGehee not on trade block - ESPN
Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings told USA Today Sports that he will not trade either of the team's best hitters, reiterating the club's stance that Giancarlo Stanton won't be dealt while also claiming that Casey McGehee isn't available.

Miami Marlins making push for McGehee in Final Vote race | marlins.com: News
The Marlins' all-out push to get Casey McGehee into the All-Star Game and on the National League roster is in full swing, and the drive spans from South Florida to Japan.

Redmond pumped for All-Star trip with Stanton | marlins.com: News
Marlins manager Mike Redmond never went to an All-Star Game as a player during his 13-year career, but he'll make the trip this year so he can pitch to Giancarlo Stanton in the Home Run Derby.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Billy Beane: The age of "baseball insiders" vs. "baseball outsiders" will soon be over | HardballTalk
A man whose name is synonymous with change in baseball tells us that even more is coming.

Kyle Seager’s Ascent to Transcendence "
The American League, and the AL West in particular, is lousy with good third basemen, so you’re forgiven for not knowing that Seager has been one of the 20 or so best position players in the game this year, despite being terrible in April.

Tim Lincecum did not throw a no-hitter against the Padres | HardballTalk

Tim Lincecum faced the Padres yesterday for the first time since no-hitting them on June 25, but rather than throwing his third no-hitter against San Diego in the past two years he merely settled for 6.1 innings of one-run ball--with three whole hits allowed!--in a Giants victory.

Atlanta Braves Trade Rumors: Acquiring David Price

Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren has publicly said he'd like to acquire a top of the rotation guy...but to what extent? The Rays may or may not be selling July

Nationals allow six runs in 11th inning to drop series opener against Orioles - The Washington Post

Baltimore hits three home runs during a six-run 11th inning to win a spirited series opener against the Nationals.

Blunders on the bases cost Milwaukee Brewers in setback | FOX Sports on MSN

The Brewers put the leadoff hitter on in six of nine innings but scored in just one in Monday night's loss. Baserunning miscues didn't help, either.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Fish Bites: Marlins support Casey McGehee - Fish Stripes

On this edition of Fish Bites, The Marlins show their support for Casey McGehee's big for the All-Star game and Giancarlo Stanton gets a golden sombrero.

Miami Marlins Minor League Report: July 8 - Fish Stripes

Justin Twine drove in three in the GCL, Austin Dean went deep for Greensboro, Jose Urena pitched seven solid innings for Jacksonville, and Adam Conley had a rough night for the Zephyrs.

2014 MLB All-Star Game: The Casey McGehee-Matt Carpenter question - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins color commentator Tommy Hutton was mad when presented with a question by Fish Stripes regarding NL All-Star team manager Mike Matheny picking Matt Carpenter over Casey McGehee. Was he right to be angry?

Marlins trade rumors: Giancarlo Stanton, Casey McGehee not on trading block - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins General Manager Dan Jennings told USA Today that Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee are not on the trading block. Stanton is headed to the All-Star game, with McGehee on the Final Vote ballot.

The Miami Marlins' fifth starter options - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins do not need a fifth starter until after the All-Star break, and they just got their last necessary start from Brad Hand until after the break. Who are the pitchers who could step into those two spots?

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