The Miami Marlins are on track to start getting some of their injured players back. Logan Morrison will be the first of those injured players to make his way back to the Marlins active roster. Morrison and the Marlins are targeting a June 10th return for their first baseman, even though he is eligible to return on Thursday.
LoMo began his rehab stint on May 20, and position players are allowed 20 days on assignment. He has been playing with the Marlins High-A affiliate, the Jupiter Hammerheads and he is expected to move to the Marlins Double-A affiliate, the Jacksonville Suns on Tuesday.
Morrison is still trying to get a feel for live game action, as he has not played in a Major League game since the end of July last season. He has gone just 3-for-27 with the Hammerheads in his rehab stint thus far.
2013 Marlins: Worst. Team. Ever? | Fishstripes Fanpost
After 50 games, and now that we’re almost a third of the way through the season, I think it’s fair to start seriously considering whether the 2013 Marlins are the worst team ever to step on an MLB field, at least on offense. Since you can’t win without scoring runs, I think it’s fair to focus on offense only for the purposes of this discussion.
The Miami Marlins’ double play problem | Fishstripes
Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but the Miami Marlins seem to be falling prey to the double play this season. The Fish are tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the most double play grounders in the National League thus far this year. In watching the team, it certainly has felt like the Marlins have grounded into far too many double plays, and it seems that the numbers support that early opinion.
UPDATE: Marlins still bad at everything | Marlins Diehards
While we’ve all been watching the latest Heat playoff run and been busy with more pressing items1, the Marlins have been racking up L’s at a PHENOMENAL clip. A sweep in Chicago against the White Sox, extending their losing streak to five, has pushed The Fish’s W-L record to a putrid 13-37.
Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano symbolizes vast road-home power disparity | Bradenton Herald
With Giancarlo Stanton missing from the lineup, power has been in short supply for the Marlins. And, not surprisingly given the cavernous dimensions of Marlins Park, the vast majority of their home runs have come on the road.
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To preview the series between the Florida rivals the Marlins and Rays, I had an email chat with David Hill, recently promoted co-editor of Rays Colored Glasses, the Fansided Rays site. Justin and his staff do a wonderful job also of covering everything Tampa-related, from the latest news to full-analysis on just about everything.
The Miami Marlins will take their five game losing streak into Tampa to face off against their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays have not played their best ball in 2013, with their record just one game over .500 coming into this series. They are currently sitting five games back of the first place New York Yankees.
Donning terribly ugly camouflage uniforms in front of a cool 13,000 fans, the Miami Marlins dropped game today’s in-state Memorial Day match up against the hosting Tampa Bay Rays. Jose Fernandez started the game and lasted only 3.1 innings, being tagged for seven runs along the way. The offense did show some fight today, scoring six runs on eleven hits.