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Fish Bites: Starters Struggle Leads To Extended Losing Streak For Marlins

Before Tuesday's massive victory over Washington, the Marlins slugged through an extended 8 game losing streak. In this edition of Fish Bites, we truly capture some of the main reasons behind Miami's long stretch of failure.

Kevork Djansezian

Miami Marlins: Starters' early exit difficult to overcome - Sun Sentinel

While the Marlins' bullpen has continued to struggle during Miami's recent losing streak, Marlins' manager Mike Redmond is putting a partial amount of the blame on the shoulders of the team's starting rotation.

Down on the Farm: Miami Marlins Daily Report (4/14/14) - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brief rundown of Miami's minor league affiliates and top prospects.

Yelich, Stanton share laugh after near collision in outfield Monday night | Fish Bytes

Despite Miami's continued struggles, the Yelich/ Stanton duo were able to share a quick laugh during Monday night's matchup against Washington.

Miami Marlins' Biggest Early Season Surprises and Disappointments | Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report writer Cheng Sio gives his opinions on Miami's first two weeks of the 2014 season.

Miami Marlins' Rafael Furcal plays in his first minor-league rehab game - Miami Marlins -

After missing the majority of Spring Training and the start of the regular season with a lingering hamstring injury, Rafael Furcal has started his rehab stint Single A Jupiter. According to a recent statement from Marlins manager Mike Redmond, Furcal is expected to make his debut with the Marlins in early May.

Around the League

The premature burial of the 2014 Blue Jays -

SBNation's Grant Brisbee takes a look back at Toronto's 2012 offseason and how it's affected the team's overall landscape during the 2014 campaign.

The Royals have 1 home run in 2014 (and shouldn't have that many) -

Going into Tuesday's game against Houston, Kansas CIty only had a single home run during the 2014 season. With that in mind, SBNation's Marc Normandin investigates Kansas City's lone home run and explains why it shouldn't really count.

MLB players honored to wear Jackie Robinson's No. 42 -

A roundup of Twitter reactions from players regarding Jackie Robinson Day.

These six teams have gotten off to strong starts. | : Jonathan Bernhardt Article

SportsonEarth's Jonathan Bernhardt takes a glance at some of the more surprising teams who have gotten off to a quick start during the 2014 season.

Jackie Bradley Jr. not changing his approach. | : Howard Megdal Article

SportsonEarth's Howard Megdal investigates Jackie Bradley Jr's recent stretch and how he's improved despite not changing up his approach.

Fish Stripes

Giancarlo Stanton's power-laden April hot streak

The Miami Marlins have to be happy about Giancarlo Stanton's hot April start, which has been filled with power swings. Is there any reason to believe this will continue?

Nathan Eovaldi and Tony Cingrani: Fastball mavens - Fish Stripes

There is plenty of buzz surrounding Cincinnati Reds starter Tony Cingrani and how he works successfully with his fastball-dominant arsenal. Can Nathan Eovaldi learn a lesson from the Reds prospect?

Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez anxious about next start - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins Manager Mike Redmond fears that Jose Fernandez will be anxious to get back on the mound after giving up six runs on Friday night, stating that it will be "torture" until Fernandez's next start.

Mike Redmond and the continuity of the Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

Mike Redmond has made his fair share of mistakes at the helm of the Miami Marlins. But sacrificing team continuity is not going to assist the long-term goals of the Fish.

New Home Plate Collision Rule Creates Headaches for Players and Umpires Alike - Fish Stripes

A play at the plate during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins- Philadelphia Phillies game on Sunday afternoon perfectly illustrates the gray area that MLB inadvertently created when it sought to rid itself of unnecessary home plate collisions