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Fish Bites: Brad Penny faces old nemesis

As he makes his third start of the 2014 season for the Miami Marlins, Brad Penny reflects on his history with the New York Mets. Plus links on Henderson Alvarez, Giancarlo Stanton and more.

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Miami Marlins, New York Mets continue three-game set at Marlins Park Tuesday night - Sun Sentinel
Miami Marlins' right-hander Brad Penny making his third start (fifth appearance) since his promotion from the minors.

Miami Marlins’ Brad Penny says days of discord with Mets are over - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Don't look for Brad Penny to take aim on an old nemesis, the New York Mets, when he faces them Tuesday.

Marlins, Cosart bedevil Braves 4-0 | www.ajc.com
While the Braves have repeatedly beaten on the rest of the National League East, they have demonstrated repeatedly they cannot do so with the Marlins.

ATLANTA: Miami Marlins hold their fantasy football draft - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Fantasy football season has officially made its way back into the Marlins clubhouse.

Mets make ridiculous six errors, fall 9-6 to Marlins in sloppy Labor Day contest  - NY Daily News
As the rest of the country celebrated Labor Day, the Mets played like they had taken the day off. They committed a season-high six errors - three in the eighth inning alone - as they fell to the Marlins 9-6 at Marlins Park Monday.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers combine to no-hit the Braves | www.ajc.com
The Braves started their first inning Monday with consecutive walks, started their second inning with a hit batter, and started the third and sixth innings with walks.

Matt Holliday, Kolten Wong rally Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4 • WTVA.com
St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time this season with its third straight win in a row.

Brett Bochy, Gary Brown coming to SF Giants - San Francisco Giants: The Splash
The Giants just announced that after 2,500 minor-league plate appearances, and two full seasons at Triple-A Fresno, the center fielder and 2010 first-round draft choice has been promoted. He will be here for Tuesday night’s game against the Rockies.

A's frustrated after 8-1 loss caps sweep by Angels | The Kansas City Star
The Oakland Athletics arrived in Orange County eager to move back atop the AL West before Labor Day.

Washington Nationals recall six players from the Syracuse Chiefs | syracuse.com
Steven Souza Jr., Aaron Barrett, Xavier Cedeno, Tyler Moore, Sandy Leon and Blake Treinen all promoted from the Syracuse Chiefs.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins very far from the playoff race in September - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins may think they are still in the playoff race, but given the talent involved and the number of teams in the race, the Fish are looking at a steeper-than-ever climb.

Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Marlins win wild game 9-6 despite Alvarez injury - Fish Stripes
Henderson Alvarez got shelled in the third inning and was pulled from the game due to injury, but the Miami Marlins still won an odd shootout against the New York Mets thanks to the Mets' seven errors.Henderson Alvarez leaves Marlins / Mets game with left oblique strain - Fish Stripes

Henderson Alvarez had a rough third inning against the New York Mets, and the Miami Marlins felt it was health-related. Mike Redmond and the Fish pulled Alvarez out of the game with a left oblique strain.

The strike zone-pounding Miami Marlins pitching prospects - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins are breeding strike zone-pounding pitchers at the Major League level. Which minor league prospects fit their image the best?Miami Marlins' Jarred Cosart solid in August starts - Fish Stripes

Jarred Cosart has been a quality addition to Miami's rotation, and Cosart's August success has led to the organization hoping for more of the same in 2015. Cosart reportedly is playing with a chip on his shoulder after being traded.