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Fish Bites: Giancarlo Stanton reaches home run milestone

At age 24, Giancarlo Stanton became the 12th fastest player to reach 150 home runs on Monday. Plus links on Bryan Morris, Christian Yelich and Nathan Eovaldi.

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ANAHEIM, Calif.: Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton reaches home run milestone - Miami Marlins -
The ball that Giancarlo Stanton clubbed for his 150th home run bounced off a couple of boulders beyond the left-field wall at Angel Stadium in Monday’s 7-1 Marlins victory.

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton should be lock for NL MVP this year
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is the easy choice for National League MVP and it's not close.

Marlins’ 0.48 ERA reliever Bryan Morris has a hip injury | HardballTalk
Right-hander Bryan Morris has been ridiculously good for the Marlins since they acquired him from the Pirates for a draft pick in June, posting a 0.48 ERA in 38 innings. But now he's hurt.

ANAHEIM, Calif.: Miami Marlins’ Christian Yelich excels as leadoff hitter - Miami Marlins -
Thrust into the spot at the top of the order, Christian Yelich entered Tuesday with the highest on-base percentage of any regular leadoff hitter in the majors.

Has Nathan Eovaldi been unlucky or bad? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nathan Eovaldi has recently hit a rough spot, but has the right hander been more unlucky than bad in his last three outings?


Mets nudge by Braves 3-2 as Juan Lagares flashes glove and power |
Gee allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings to earn the win. It was his first since July 9, also against the Braves at Citi Field.

Handicapping NL playoff contenders: Nationals lead the pack - The Washington Post
Comparing potential postseason squads, it's easy to see Washington at the top of the list.

Cincinnati Reds Shutout by Former Teammate - Blog Red Machine
The Cincinnati Reds were shutout by former teammate Travis Wood on Tuesday night by a final of 3-0.

Pittsburgh Pirates are looking down the final wildcard spot
The majority of the talk regarding the wildcard spot in the National League has been centered around the San Francisco Giants, St Louis Cardinals and Atlan

Long Davis Homer Lifts Pirates Over Cardinals 3-1 - ABC News
Long Davis Homer Lifts Pirates Over Cardinals 3-1.


The spectrum of Adeiny Hechavarria's 2014 season - Fish Stripes
Since no one can agree on Adeiny Hechavarria's defensive performance, we can evaluate his 2014 season at different levels of performance based on your own opinions.

Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto candidate for September callup - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins may not be looking to add depth behind the plate. But even with Jarrod Saltalamacchia's recent offensive success, the Marlins may be inclined to add J.T. Realmuto to their roster at some point in September.

Miami Marlins' Derek Dietrich optioned to Triple-A, could be September callup - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was reinstated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Dietrich was optioned to Triple-A but will likely be called up when rosters expand on Monday.

Steve Cishek and the nature of relief pitching - Fish Stripes
Steve Cishek has blown a few saves recently. But is there a problem, or are we blowing a small sample of innings out of proportion?