Don’t look now, but the Miami Marlins have reeled of three consecutive victories and are playing a lot better of late. The team caught a huge break on Tuesday evening, as replays showed that David Wright clearly tagged Chris Coghlan out at third base. As Wright applied the tag, Coghlan’s foot came off the base. The umpire ruled Cogs safe and a few hitters later, the Marlins were celebrating at home plate for the second consecutive game.
The Marlins picked up their first series victory of the season and are now 3-2 against the New York Mets this season, as they go for the sweep of the Mets before packing for Philadelphia. The team will of course be without their superstar slugger, Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton was placed on the disabled list after he suffered a grade two strained hamstring.
The team expects Stanton to miss up to a month, but will not rush Stanton until he is 100% ready to play. Prospect Marcell Ozuna has received the call-up to take Stanton’s place and he came through with his first career hit on Tuesday.
Hope Your Week Was Better Than This Guy’s… | Marlins Diehards
What’s the only thing worse than getting arrested for cocaine trafficking? If you answered “Getting arrested for cocaine trafficking while sporting a Florida Marlins face tattoo,” then YOU’RE CORRECT!
PRINT THIS OUT AND WIPE YOUR A$ WITH IT, LOGAN | Strip Club with Stanton
Yesterday was a pretty significant day in sports, what with current NBA player Jason Collins coming out of the closet and all. Even if a few dopes had to go and say some stupid things, it felt a little bit like progress. The majority of the sports world seemed to handle themselves with class. And then there was Logan Morrison…
Giancarlo Stanton looks like Superman, but injuries have been his kryptonite. On a hustle play in extra innings Monday night, Stanton racked up another injury. This time it is a hamstring strain that could cost Stanton a month or more, depending on the severity.
Giancarlo Stanton injury: Fish Stripes author reactions | Fish Stripes
You have seen a lot of responses from Fish Stripes regarding Giancarlo Stanton’s right hamstring injury, but some of our authors still have a few more words to say. Here is where they can tell you what they think about the ongoing Stanton situation.
There are only so many ways to break bad news or to talk about it. For Miami Marlins fans this season, the talk surrounding the Fish has begun to sound like a broken record*.
*Do people still use references to records? How about a broken .mp3? Broken Zune? I don’t get out much.
Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison has officially launched his own philanthropic campaign entitled “Project LoMo.” In partnership with the American Lung Association (ALA), “Project LoMo” encourages youth to create their own charitable program or event to help their community become a better place and/or support a cause that is important to them. Inspired by the philanthropic work Morrison has done with the ALA over the past several years, the Marlins outfielder is using this campaign as a call-to-action for children to make a positive impact and difference in their communities.
The Miami Marlins are about to finish off the first month of the 2013 season and after 30 days, the Marlins are just about where most pundits expected them to be, at the bottom of nearly every statistical category in baseball.
Giancarlo Stanton was face down in the grass behind first base.
The powerful outfielder is the face of the Miami Marlins franchise. Lying there Monday night in the team’s glittering but more-than-half-empty downtown stadium, he suddenly was the embodiment of a baseball/business plan gone awry in a remarkably – maybe unprecedented – short time.
Marlins hope Fernandez’s tipping issue corrected | Sun-Sentinel
Here at Marlin Maniac:
The Miami Marlins will have just their sixth chance on the season to start their first winning streak of the season. It looks like Giancarlo Stanton‘s bat is finally heating up, as he was able to clobber three home runs in the final two games in the series with the Chicago Cubs.
There are only two reasons to watch the Miami Marlins in 2013: Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez. Whenever Jose has taken the mound for the Fish, it has been one of the few times that all eyes have been on the team.
The bad news continues for the Miami Marlins in 2013. Giancarlo Stanton went down and grabbed his hamstring immediately, as he tried to beat out a ground ball. Stanton walked off the field gingerly with the assistance of trainer Sean Cunningham.
The injury bug has bit the Miami Marlins again. Joe Mahoney missed Monday’s game against the New York Mets with a hamstring injury and was unavailable as a pinch hitter. Giancarlo Stanton went down with a hamstring injury hustling down the line trying to beat out a ground ball. Stanton immediately went down and grabbed below his buttocks.
The opening game of the New York Mets and Miami Marlins series saw both bullpens and more. After five and a half hours, the game saw:
After placing right fielder Giancarlo Stanton on the disabled list after Monday night’s game, the Marlins recalled a top outfield prospect from AA. It wasn’t Christian Yelich, however – it was Marcell Ozuna. While Ozuna may not be ready for the major leagues, he was the only outfielder on the 40-man roster other than Kyle Jensen, who is not hitting well at all right now. Of course, the Marlins would hate to lose such pitching phenoms as Sam Dyson and Dan Jennings and Duane Below, so rather than designate one of them for assignment and recall a guy like Matt Diaz or Bryan Petersen or Kevin Mattison, they’ve decided to rush yet another prospect to The Show.
Even when the Miami Marlins win in 2013, they lose. Despite the team being on their first winning streak of the season, pessimism surround the team, as Giancarlo Stanton looks like he will be out for the foreseeable future with a strained hamstring. The Marlins placed Stanton on the Disabled List, along with first baseman Joe Mahoney, and called up pitcher Brad Hand and top prospect Marcell Ozuna.
Giancarlo Stanton was injured and placed on the disabled list last night by the Miami Marlins for a hamstring strain. While the team knew he would miss sometime with the strain, they were not sure about the severity of the injury. There are three grades for a strained hamstring, with a “grade 1″ being the least troublesome and a “grade 3″ being the most severe.
Is it possible that this is the straw that broke the camel’s back? Is this the gentle push the Marlins needed to finally go over the edge? Could this be the sign from the heavens the Marlins’ front office has been waiting for (though some Marlins fans may argue the front office gets its signs from the place in the other direction)? Might the hamstring injury suffered by Giancarlo Stanton last night be the factor that finally causes Marlins management to pull the trigger on trading their star?
It’s Twitter Tuesday and today’s game features several references to the previous night’s game lengthy duration. Last night’s game marks the longest in Marlins history at over five and a half hours. That continues to be the theme referenced often by Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton throughout the night. Today’s game is different, particularly in the first half.