Miami topped the Phillies 9-1 on Thursday afternoon, and a Giancarlo Stanton home run was a large reason why. Stanton's home run left the ballpark. Quickly.
Stanton's homer to left field off Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus, low and hot into a stiff breeze, traveled an estimated 366 feet. But Statcast tracked its exit velocity at 118.5 mph, which makes it the fastest exit velocity on any home run that Statcast has tracked this year. Also, the ball was never more than 35 feet off the ground.
Martin Prado. Third base. Clutch.
David Phelps was not expected to be in the starting rotation. But with Alvarez on the DL, he is starting and pitched well on Thursday.
Jose Fernandez will become a U.S. citizen today.
Mat Latos is hoping to extend the Marlins' winning streak as the club opens a series against the Nationals.
Adeiny Hechavarria's bat is warming up. The NL East opening stretch is not quite over yet.
Miami's outfield was projected to be the best in baseball. And that could prove to be true soon.
Mike Redmond and job security. Is he safe?
Around the League
The Mets are hot. 11 in a row.
Max Scherzer. Outpitched?
Giants could be getting hot at the right time.
Top prospects are getting major league playing time, and proving they are top prospects.
At Fish Stripes
-Miami Marlins prospects: Ranking possible trade chips - Fish Stripes
The Marlins are not shy about trading their top prospects for more proven talent. Here are five Miami prospects that should keep their bags packed throughout the season. Just in case.
-Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich could be placed on disabled list - Fish Stripes
The club's starting left fielder has been plagued by back pain over the last few days.
-Miami Marlins minor league depth: Outfield Pt. I - Fish Stripes
Even though the Marlins future outfield already looks to be set in place, there are many other capable candidates in the Marlins minor league system buying time until their name is heard over the loud speaker at Marlins Park.
-Wally Backman's passion and intensity could make him strong candidate - Fish Stripes
With his fire and intensity, Wally Backman might be the man for the Marlins job if the Fish decide to part ways with current manager Mike Redmond.
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