Jul 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) bats in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Team Monitoring Giancarlo Stanton closely

The Miami Marlins are keeping a watchful eye on star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, making sure his legs are fresh. Stanton has not missed a game since he returned from the disabled list on June 10th and his impact on the Marlins has been huge, as the team has gone 14-9 since his return.

Manager Mike Redmond won’t rest Stanton unless he tells him to:

“Right now, we’ll kind of going on how he feels and how he’s moving around there,” Redmond said. “I talk to him every day about how he’s feeling. He says he feels great. He wants to play and he wants to be out there.

Whether Stanton wants to or not, there is a good chance he sits either Saturday or Sunday, with both games being early day games.

The Miami Marlins and their surprisingly winning ways | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins have been winning plenty of games since the end of May, and it has confused many Marlins fans. What happened this past month-plus and can the Fish keep it going?

Ouch. First-place Braves drop series to Fish | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Why we love – or, depending on your point on view, don’t love – baseball: The Atlanta Braves hadn’t lost a best-of-three home series this season. They’d just swept the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks, who were followed into town by the last-place Miami Marlins.

Two reports, one result: Miami Marlins ticket sales are declining | South Florida Business Journal

There seems to be two numbers floating around that tally up the Miami Marlins’ ticket sales, but no matter the number, the consensus is the same: the Marlins are struggling to get fans into the seats.

Miami Marlins’ Tom Koehler is sent to Triple A | Miami Herald 

To make room for Henderson Alvarez on the roster and in the team’s starting rotation, the Marlins optioned rookie Tom Koehler to Triple A New Orleans.

Catcher Jeff Mathis could be key to young pitchers’ success | Sun-Sentinel

If Jeff Mathis‘ five games entering Thursday’s series finale were any indication, the nine-year veteran would have most convinced he was an offense-first kind of catcher.

Ahead of the game against the Braves, Mathis was batting .352 with two home runs and 13 RBI in those contests. One of them even ended on his walk-off grand slam.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

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Henderson Alvarez‘ 2013 season debut looked like it would end as soon as it began. The Venezuelan right-hander had a very rocky first inning, but somehow he turned it around; not allowing any more runs in the next four innings pitched. Alvarez was acquired by the Marlins from the Toronto Blue Jays in last years’ mega-trade…

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Tonight’s fireworks-studded contest in St. Louis didn’t have an ideal outcome for Marlins fans. However, there were bright spots for the dedicated observer. Logan Morrison hit a straightaway tater that tape measured out at 440 feet, and Marcell Ozuna made a running shoe-top catch in left-center that chilled a Cardinal threat.

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