Giancarlo Stanton is currently on a home run binge after hitting his fourth in the last five games. However, the Marlins have only managed to score ten runs over the course of this latest slide as the bats have gone quiet since returning from the west coast.
The bullpen has also been struggling lately as the relievers have been losing games left, right and center. Last night was no different as Mike Dunn gave up the decisive two-run homer in his second inning of work. Mike Redmond was criticized for sticking with relievers for too long, and Dan Jennings did exactly that in the loss.
Tom Koehler took Jarred Cosart's place in the rotation last night after the latter was put on the DL with vertigo, resulting from an ear infection. Cosart will stop all baseball activities for a few days and then be reevaluated to see if he is fit to resume workouts.
An 0-2 start wasn't what Jeffrey Loria had in mind when he appointed his new manager earlier this week. The Marlins are currently free-falling down the standings and need to turn things around quickly. Is Dan Jennings the answer to the Marlins' problems and the man to lead this resurgence?
Carter Capps has been recalled from Triple-A to take Jarred Cosart's place on the active roster. The flamethrower has altered his windup so that it is now legal and has shown promising command during his time with New Orleans.
Around the League
Dodger Stadium cannot contain Giancarlo Stanton; PNC Park cannot contain Pedro Alvarez. The Pirates' first baseman cleared the right field stands last night and the ball landed in a boat on the Allegheny river.
The Red Sox received a scare last night when Pablo Sandoval was hit in the knee by a pitch and had to leave the game against the Rangers. Luckily for Boston, he only sustained a bruise.
At Fish Stripes
The Marlins lost for the fifth time in a row last night and only mustered a two-run homer for the second night in a row as new manager Dan Jennings is yet to win a game.
Relive all the action from last night's close game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with the game thread.
In the off season, Miami preached stability and continuity to Giancarlo Stanton, the rest of the team and the fan base. Well, after only 38 games the Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond, and it was Jeffrey Loria calling the shots.
Stanton wanted to know that things were changing in Miami before he signed his record deal. The Marlins are now on their sixth manager in six seasons and this might have angered the star slugger.