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Marlins Morning News - Miami can still beat up on the Mets

Stanton’s home run quest is still alive

New York Mets v Miami Marlins Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images

Marlins News

With their win yesterday the Marlins are on a three game winning streak albeit a little late but a winning season is still within reach. Jose Urena continued his career year pitching eight inning only allowing two runs. Ureña has become the de facto ace of the Marlins with 14 wins on the year.

Giancarlo Stanton has hit his league leading 56th homer. The Mets didn’t walk him yesterday and he was finally able to do some damage. His 56 home runs are the most in the national league since Ryan Howard hit 58 in 2006.

It appears Miami may have seen the last of Martin Prado this year. After seeking refuge from Irma in Orlando, Prado missed about a week of rehab, putting the team’s plans of having him play somewhat towards the end of the season in jeopardy.

14 Marlins officials are awaiting Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman’s decision whether to retain them or not. There have been rumors of a couple of Yankees front office members joining Jeter but nothing has been confirmed.

Around the League

Chris Sale got his 300th strike out of the season last night joining Pedro Martinez as the only two Red Sox pitchers with 300 Ks. With his win last night the Red Sox have officially clinched a playoff spot.

The Dodgers continue to spiral out of control losing their fifth in a row. The Phillies scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to secure the victory. The Dodgers will need to get back to their winning ways if they want to have any hope of playing in the World Series.

Ex-baseball player Raul Mondesi has been sentenced to eight years in prison in his native Dominican Republic. Mondesi was found guilty of corruption while he served as mayor of San Cristobal.

Pat Neshek and Zack Greinke are involved in a spat after Greinke backed out on giving Pat Neshek his autograph. Neshek is a renowned autograph hound collecting hundreds of autographs during his career.