The Miami Marlins had an impressive victory over the National League’s second best team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, to take the series win. Young phenom, Jose Fernandez, had a career high 13 strikeouts and slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a prodigious blast into the home run sculpture/dinger machine to give the Marlins the lead for good in the 3-2 win.
However, the fantastic performances on the field were overshadowed by off the field news as hitting coach Tino Martinez resigned immediately following the game amid allegations of verbal and physical abuse of Marlins players.
Tino Martinez, the first-year hitting coach for the Marlins and an All-Star first baseman as a player, resigned on Sunday in the wake of allegations he abused players, both verbally and physically.
The Miami Marlins have named John Pierson, the long-time team fielding coordinator, as the club’s interim hitting coach in light of Tino Martinez’s resignation.
At some point in his managerial tenure with the Marlins., Mike Redmond won’t struggle with decisions like the one he made Sunday. Jose Fernandez will trot in after the eighth at 97 pitches, and the thought of him not going out for the ninth will be absurd.
Producing on a consistent basis is difficult when you’ve missed prolonged periods of playing time. Logan Morrison is becoming well aware of this fact. A pair of right-knee surgeries have caused Morrison to miss substantial time since 2011.
If I had a time machine, I would take you back to Wednesday, April 4, 2012. It was a simpler time then, a day when there was joy and the prospect of something great to come. No one was disappointed or deceived. That part happened later.
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Minutes after eking out a 2-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, beat writers for the Miami Marlins began releasing and tweeting about a story that casts a pall over the recent Miami streak.
The Miami Marlins have to feel good about their chances of picking up a series win against the contending Pittsburgh Pirates going into Sunday’s game. They have their best hitter (Giancarlo Stanton) on a roll and their best pitcher (Jose Fernandez) on the mound.
If pitcher Steven Ames pitches Sunday, Miami Marlins will witness the third major league debut of the week. Top outfield prospects Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick made their major league debuts on Tuesday, at Coors Field in Colorado.
Talk about disappointment. After what seemed like an eternity, the Marlins finally had a descent offensive performance. Too bad that their pitching was uncharacteristically awful. The Miami Marlins played the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of a three game set, as Tom Koehler and Charlie Morton faced off against each other.
The Miami Marlins return home after taking three out of four games against the Colorado Rockies. They will start a weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates are currently in second place in the NL Central and are seriously threatening to end their 20 year postseason drought.
The Miami Marlins will look to build on a positive end to their road trip, as they return home to face the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates. To preview the series between the Marlins and Pirates, I had an email chat with Tom Smith, the editor for the Colorado Rockies Fansided Site, Rum Bunter. Not only is Rum Bunter an awesome name for a Pirates site, Tom and his staff doe a phenomenal job of covering everything surrounding the Pirates team.