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Fish Bites: Miami Marlins to use Bryan Morris sparingly

The Sun-Sentinel noted the Miami Marlins will be careful about using Bryan Morris, who has a groin injury, for the rest of the season. Plus links on Steve Cishek, Giancarlo Stanton, and Kike Hernandez.

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Rob Foldy

-Is Nathan Eovaldi a Bad Pitcher? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

This makes 26 earned runs allowed in his last 7 appearances. He has 6 losses in his last 7 games, with 1 no decision. His 4.48 ERA is more than a run higher than his 2013 campaign.

-Miami Marlins News: Giancarlo Stanton Shutdown for 2014 - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Long road trips did not agree with the Miami Marlins in 2014. Both of the Marlins longest road trips led to devastating injuries to the two stars of the Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez.

-Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton out for rest of 2014 season | The Miami Herald

There are little signs inside the Marlins’ clubhouse that Giancarlo Stanton is still with them, if only in spirit. His outfielder’s gloves and arm sleeves rest in their normal spots inside his locker.

-Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton shares graphic photo of face after getting hit by pitch | The Miami Herald

Giancarlo Stanton shared a couple of photos of his facial injuries on his Instagram account Tuesday, revealing publicly for the first time the amount of damage he sustained. Stanton’s teammates were happy to see him smiling in the second of the two photos.

-Miami Marlins: Reed Johnson reaches 1,000-hit milestone - Sun Sentinel

Reed Johnson's seventh-inning single Saturday had plenty of personal significance. He just wished it meant a little more to the team.

-Marlins notes: Hernandez's first hit with new team resonates back home in Puerto Rico - Sun Sentinel

Kike Hernandez had a poignant discussion over Facebook Sunday night with the mother of close friend Franky Portela, who passed away shortly before the end of the minor league season last month.

-Miami Marlins: Reliever Bryan Morris (groin) may be sidelined through season's end - Sun Sentinel

Nobody is saying right-hander Bryan Morris’ season is over, but whether he steps on the mound again in 2014 is speculative at this point. Morris after his last outing Sept. 9 in Milwaukee re-injured his right groin. Morris was prepared to pitch through it, but the Marlins are being cautious. Before Monday’s game they told him he was shut down.

-Nicolino, Realmuto win Minor League awards |

A philosophical change in direction is a major reason one of the Marlins' top pitching prospects did not get promoted to the big leagues this summer. Instead of placing Justin Nicolino on the fast track, the club opted to let the lefty get a full season of development at Double-A Jacksonville.

-Cishek deeply honored by Clemente Award nomination |

Major League Baseball announced each team's nominee on Tuesday, to the surprise of the unassuming 28-year-old right-hander. "It's an awesome award," Cishek said. "It's something I'm really thankful for; to have your name tied in with Roberto Clemente is a humongous honor. It's probably the greatest award I've ever received. The way he demonstrated himself on and off the field, it is something every player wants."

-Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins - September 18, 2014 | Preview

The Marlins were dealt major blows during their 10-game road trip. Not only did they see their shot at the National League Wild Card dwindle down to the point where they're now seven games out of the second spot with 11 contests left, but they also lost Giancarlo Stanton and struggled to put up runs (they were outscored, 41-33).

-Marlins shut down Stanton for rest of 2014 |

As expected, the Marlins on Wednesday announced the two-time All-Star right fielder is being shut down for the remainder of 2014. After being examined by team doctors in Miami on Tuesday, it was determined the slugger's facial injuries need more time to heal. "As soon as the injury happened, the most important thing was obviously his health," Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "That was always at the forefront. We wanted to make sure he received the best care he possibly could get from the second he was carted off the field."

Around The League

-How the postseason will shake out, by the numbers. | : Phil Rogers Article

Using a formula drawn from statistical analysis to compare MLB playoff teams -- the kind of analysis that can be done on a legal pad, not with proprietary software -- here's how things may shake out this October. Good news for Angels and Nationals fans.

-Burns reflects on impact of 'Baseball' after 20 years |

Twenty years ago, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns changed the way fans of all ages view and appreciate the game when one of his finest works,

-Braves with decisions to make after disappointing '14 |

ATLANTA -- Though a near-perfect conclusion might miraculously vault them into the playoffs, the Braves are much more likely to spend this season's final week tasting the disappointment that has followed them for most of this year. Then, when it is all said and done, the organization will decide whether it will dismiss a general manager or manager for the first time since 1990. This possibility seemed to be out of the question just one year ago, when the Braves captured their first division title since 2005. But the 12 months that have followed have altered the landscape and given the club's top executives reason to assess the direction of the franchise.

-Derek Jeter delivers emotional farewell to fans in amazing Gatorade commercial |

Black-and-white New York City. Frank Sinatra's "My Way" trembling along in the background. The Captain surprising (seriously surprising) local Bronx kids and bar owners around Yankee Stadium. Please let us know if you don't have goosebumps after watching Derek Jeter's new Gatorade commercial.

At Fish Stripes

-Giancarlo Stanton injury: Stanton unlikely to return in 2014 season - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins star slugger Giancarlo Stanton is unlikely to return to the team in 2014 after a series of checkups made it seem unlikely for him to be medically cleared in time.

-Could Kike Hernandez Bring Stability To Miami's Infield - Fish Stripes

Although overshadowed by the solid performance of his former Astros cohort, Kike Hernandez has the potential to help bring some stability to Miami's extremely shaky infield.

-Miami Marlins news: Nathan Eovaldi could be removed from rotation - Fish Stripes

With a week and a half of games left to be played, the Miami Marlins have considered shutting Nathan Eovaldi down for the season. Eovaldi has been inconsistent, and Andrew Heaney or Anthony DeSclafani could make his next start.

-Giancarlo Stanton Injury: Miami Marlins to shut Stanton down for remainder of 2014 - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins announced Wednesday they will shut Giancarlo Stanton down for the season. Stanton was hit in the face with a Mike Fiers fastball and is still recovering.

-Miami Marlins news: Giancarlo Stanton's agent happy with organization's attitude - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins decided to shut Giancarlo Stanton down for the rest of the regular season on Wednesday afternoon. Despite the organization's history, Stanton's agent is happy with the way has handled the injury situation.

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