Giancarlo Stanton is the main reason I do not see this Miami Marlins team heading down the road to the 1962 Mets. He proved just that on Monday night, knocking out two home runs, including the go-ahead one in the eight inning.
Stanton now has seven home runs on the season, including four since his return from the DL. He owns a .375/.423/.750 slash line since his return, quickly making fans forget about the slow start he was off to, prior to the injury.
The Marlins will need Stanton keep raking at this pace to get their offense out of the basement in almost every key statistical category.
Grant: Why the Rangers could have some long-term concern in pursuing Giancarlo Stanton | Dallas Morning News
Who do you think the outfield will consist of next season? Gentry/Martin/Stanton? Or do you see the Rangers pursuing two OFs at some point between now and next year?
Slowey moving to long relief with Eovaldi’s return | Marlins News
With Nathan Eovaldi set to enter the Marlins’ rotation and make his season debut Tuesday, Marlins manager Mike Redmond announced Monday that Kevin Slowey will move to the bullpen and serve as the club’s long-reliever.
April is history. The hamstring is healed.
All is good again for Giancarlo Stanton, and it could get even better for him over the coming days in Arizona and California — a couple of his favorite hot spots for flaunting his power.
Heat Fans May Cheer Against Marlins | CBS Miami
The Miami Heat are trying to become the best team in basketball with a second straight NBA championship in the 2013 NBA Finals, but is it possible Heat fans should also be concerned about the worst team in baseball?
Morrison returns to lineup; Koehler to stay in rotation | Sun-Sentinel
One thing Logan Morrison has learned missing healthy chunks of last season and this one is to listen to his body.
That’s why Morrison took no chances when he experienced back tightness, even though he’d played just three games since coming off the disabled list. Morrison after missing last weekend’s home series against the Cardinals in its entirety was back in the lineup late Monday in Arizona.
After not having much playing time as a result of the return of Jeff Mathis, catcher Miguel Olivo has requested several times to be released, however the Marlins have consistently refusing to do so. Olivo was placed on the restricted list Saturday.
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Down on the Farm Report for the Miami Marlins: June 16th:
Solano picks up three hits as Zephyrs pull of their fourth consecutive victory, Suns fall to Biscuits, and the Grasshoppers offense stays hot.
Since last season, Austin Kearns had provided a nice of the bench boost to any game he played in. While he certainly never lived up to the first round draft status he was given, he has not had a bad baseball career. The Marlins signed Kearns i 2012 and he played relatively well, given the circumstances of his position on the bench. I actually enjoyed what kind of player he was while with the team and it seemed that this year he would continue to thrive in his spot.
On Father’s Day, the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2. What’s notable about the game is that the Marlins are the owners of the worst record in Major League Baseball, and the Cards are the owners of the best record. The game was played in Miami, and the HVAC system made more noise than the crowd, negating any trace of home-field advantage. How did it happen?
Tom and I chatted about everything from how Brandon McCarthy is progressing health wise after his latest brain scare to the baseball game that broke out in the middle of a brawl between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks last week.
Meeting the Draftees, touring the Fan Cave, meeting Marlins Players, watching Steve Cishek scaring Derek Dietrich in a ninja suit, being given an goodie bag full of Marlins and Fan Cave stuff, and listening to stories told by players, you would think that all that was my entire weekend. Nope, that was just the first half of day 1. Today I’m going to finish the rest of my 1st day at the MLB Fan Cave. I have lots to still talk about so let’s jump right in.
The Miami Marlins will travel to Arizona fresh off their first series win against a team not named the New York Mets. The Marlins offense, led by Giancarlo Stanton, came to life against the Cards, scoring 19 runs in the three game series and picking up 10+ hits in every game of the series. Jacob Turner will take the mound for the Marlins in the first game of the series. Turner has had a solid return to the majors for the Fish so far. He struggled during spring training and was not performing at his best with the Zephyrs in AAA. Turner pitched seven innings in his last outing against the Brewers. He struck out six hitters and allowed three earned runs on five hits.