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Miami Marlins morning news: Steve Cishek rebounds in victory over Mets

The closer managed to shut the door on the Mets a day after blowing a save. Plus links on Adeiny Hechavarria, Mike Redmond and one of the fastest games in Marlins history.

Cishek celebrates with Realmuto after sealing the win
Cishek celebrates with Realmuto after sealing the win
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Marlins News

Steve Cishek has been inconsistent and ineffective at times thus far in 2015. However, he logged a successful inning and a save last night and he should continue to smooth his mechanics out with more work as he blames a lack of opportunities for his early problems.

Adeiny Hechavarria made great strides at the plate last year. After an especially rough start, Hechavarria has been on a tear lately and he was awarded with the NL player of the week after batting an even .500 on the way to ten RBI's last week.

Mike Redmond was on the hot seat last week during a five-game losing streak, but the Fish have since gone 6-1 and have been playing much better baseball. Does this mean that he should keep his job for the foreseeable future?

Major League Baseball looks to have succeeded in speeding up the game. Monday night's game clocked in at one hour and 58 minutes and was the 12th shortest game in Marlins history.

The Fish could have some neighbors in the near future. Really close neighbors. Marlins Park remains the most likely site for the new Miami MLS team.

Around the League

There was speculation that Masahiro Tanaka was not fully-healthy to start the season, and now he has landed on the DL. Although an MRI showed that there was no change to the condition of his elbow, he may not make his next start for a month.

Max Scherzer's strained thumb will not force him to miss much more time as he declared himself fit after a workout on Tuesday. He could return on Friday against the Mets.

Josh Hamilton is back with the Rangers where he was an MVP in 2010. After he moved to the Angels for a truckload of money, he suffered injuries and poor play. After the big-money contract and a serious decline in production, people would argue that he is one of the worst free-agent signings ever.

1988 MVP and Fox Sports Detroit analyst Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He is remaining positive and will be back on the air if and when his treatment permits.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Game 21 Thread and Icthyomancy - Fish Stripes

The Fish finally beat the New York Mets last night on their sixth attempt. Relive the game as it happened with the game thread.

Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek's early velocity problems - Fish Stripes

Closer Steve Cishek's pitches have been a few ticks slower than average in his first few appearances this season. Is this a cause for concern?

Jarrod Saltalamacchia DFA: Miami Marlins pull off confusing release move - Fish Stripes

The Marlins have parted ways with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. This was on the cards after his lack of production during his time with the team, but the timing of the move was questionable.

Miami Marlins' Jarrod Saltalamacchia drawing interest - Fish Stripes

The Fish have ten days to trade the veteran before he clears waivers, and they may have already located some potential suitors.