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Miami Marlins morning news: Koehler strong as Fish win series

Tom Koehler matched a career high ten strikeouts over eight innings last night as the Marlins beat the Brewers 5-2 and took the series. Plus links on Jose Fernandez, Christian Yelich and Adeiny Hechavarria.

Marlins News

Tom Koehler threw eight strong innings and Dee Gordon showcased his speed by scoring twice to bring the Marlins' current home stand record to 4-2.

Jose Fernandez successfully threw a bullpen session before last night's game and looks set to return to the mound this weekend at Marlins Park against Washington.

Miami's 2016 schedule has been released and the team will open the year at Marlins Park for the third-straight season.

Christian Yelich batted .200 in April, and he is now batting .370 in September.

Adeiny Hechavarria has begun jogging after he strained his hamstring against the Braves last week, but there is still no timetable for his return.

Around the League

Yoenis Cespedes led the Mets to a sweep over the Nationals with a big home run, and now the lead atop the NL East has ballooned to seven games,

The 2,477,701st fan to enter Kauffman Stadium this year was greeted with confetti and a certificate as the Royals broke their single-season attendance record.

Alex Rodriguez has hit 30 homers in a season for the first time since 2010 and is now tied with Hank Aaron for the most 30-homer seasons with 15.

Should divisions in baseball be discarded? Maybe so considering that the Cardinals, Cubs and Pirates are the three best teams in the NL this year and they are all in the same division.

At Fish Stripes

Marlins vs. Brewers: Game 140 Thread - Fish Stripes

Relive last night's W as it happened with the game thread.

Examining the Miami Marlins manager candidates - Fish Stripes

The Marlins want an experienced manager at the helm in 2016, but which of these candidates is most suited?

Miami Marlins' front office changes creating unfavorable situation for Dan Jennings - Fish Stripes

Dan Jennings' relationship with Jeffrey Loria has been put to the test since he donned the uniform in the dugout.

Miami Marlins hire Marc Delpiano for minor league operations role - Fish Stripes

A familiar face from the past has rejoined the organization in the hopes of rekindling old magic.