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Miami Marlins morning news: Nicolino, Marlins struggle in Labor Day loss

Justin Nicolino struggled on the mound and the Marlins failed to produce at the plate in their 9-1 Labor Day loss to the Brewers. Plus links on Jose Fernandez, Martin Prado, and more.

Marlins News

In his previous four starts, Justin Nicolino had gone at least six innings without surrendering more than two runs. Yesterday Nicolino's stretch of solid starts ended abruptly as the rookie pitcher was only able to last just over four innings while surrendering five runs on nine hits. The Marlins bats could not help out their struggling pitchers as the club fell to the Brewers 9-1.

Dan Jennings was tossed for the third time this season in yesterday's game after arguing balls and strikes.

On Monday morning, Jose Fernandez threw 75 pitches during a simulated game at Marlins Park. The Marlins ace is scheduled to return to the mound on Saturday against the Nationals.

It has been a tough season for the Marlins in 2015, but there were some some bright spots for the club. With that being said, who were the top five players from this season?

Martin Prado has quietly had a solid season for the Fish, but after his name was tossed around at the Trade Deadline does the club plan on holding into him for next season?

Around the League

After a recent rehab start in Triple-A, Marcus Stroman feels ready to rejoin the Blue Jays.

The Mets defeated the Nationals, in the first game of a three game set, to extend their division lead to five games.

Former Marlin Nathan Eovaldi has been shut down for two weeks after an MRI revealed inflammation in his elbow.

After fearing that his major league career may have been over following an elbow injury, A.J. Burnett will make his return to the Pirates rotation on Thursday.

At FishStripes

-Dee Gordon and surprisingly disappointing baserunning - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon may be fast, but his baserunning has been a slight disappointment for the Fish.

-Miami Marlins players 'expressing displeasure' in clubhouse - Fish Stripes

Several Marlins have been bothered about the front office and are talking about "privately."

-Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton suffering from hand grip issues - Fish Stripes

The Marlins slugger still does not have full strength in his left hand after hamate bone surgery.

-Marlins' desire to add closer reflects lack of confidence in Ramos, Capps - Fish Stripes

Miami's potential offseason strategy indicates the club does not view A.J. Ramos or Carter Capps as closing candidates.

-Marlins Snarkbox: Bour, new manager, starting pitching - Fish Stripes

I answer a few questions from Joe Frisaro's latest inbox with our own Fish Stripes viewpoint.