Aug 2, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (center) celebrates with right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (left) after defeating the Cleveland Indians 10-0 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Miami Marlins Have Serious Chance to Beat Last Season’s Record


Despite starting the season out with a 13-41 record, the Miami Marlins recent 30-24 run since May 31st has the team poised to beat last seasons record. The Marlins won just 69 games a season ago, but with their win on Friday night over the Cleveland Indians has put them in a situation where besting last seasons record is not out of the question.

With 54 games remaining after last night’s win, the Marlins would need to play .500 ball the rest of the season to reach 70 wins, one more win than last season.

Fernandez strikes out 14 in Marlins’ rout of Indians | ESPN

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watched his team flail all night against Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez and found a reason to be grateful.

“Thankfully he’s in the National League,” Francona said.

Miami Marlins silent at trade deadline, excited about club future | Fishstripes

Aside from trading Ricky Nolasco and minor league outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, the Marlins remained quiet as the July 31 trade deadline approached. The club reportedly received several calls on right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.

Solano perseveres over injury, top pitchers | Sun-Sentinel

Donovan Solano‘s nine-pitch at-bat that resulted in a two-run single to help the Marlins defeat Mets ace Matt Harvey on Thursday was reflective of the young second baseman’s season.

Marlins prospect Heaney dominating Minors | Marlins.com

Left-hander Andrew Heaney, the Marlins’ No. 3 prospect, didn’t allow a run in his five starts during July at Class A Advanced Jupiter. Thursday night, he started August in similar fashion, throwing six shutout innings in his Double-A Jacksonville debut.

Marlins a budding juggernaut | ESPN

If you’re shocked by the idea of actually having something positive to say about the laughingstock Miami Marlins, you’d be far from alone. They have arguably the most despised owner in sports in Jeffrey Loria, a man who successfully talked Florida taxpayers into publicly funding a gaudy stadium that no one goes to. They underwent yet another fire sale last winter, less than a year after opening the new park. They just bid farewell to Loria’s hand-picked hitting coach Tino Martinez after allegations of verbal and physical abuse, all while the offense Martinez led challenges historical marks for futility.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: August 1st

Down On The Farm Miami Marlins Daily Report: August 1st

Cleveland Indians @ Miami Marlins Series Preview: Terry Francona is the Manager of the Year?

The Miami Marlins have gone 4-3 on their current home stand, after taking a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates and splitting their series with the New York Mets. Next up for the Marlins on their 10-game home stand will be the Cleveland Indians. To preview the series between the Marlins and Pirates, I had an email chat with Brian Heise, the editor for the Cleveland Indians Fansided Site, Wahoos on First.  Tom and his staff do a phenomenal job on WoF of covering everything Indians related.

Interview with Pitcher Steven Ames

The Miami Marlins traded Ricky Nolasco to the Los Angeles Dodgers in early July and got a return of three pitching prospects. One of the three prospects, Steven Ames that the Marlins received recently earned his promotion to the big leagues when Kevin Slowey went down with his arm injury.

Reviewing Marlin Maniac’s Preseason Top 20 Prospect List (Part 2)

Let’s continue reviewing the Marlin Maniac top 20 prospect list I made in the preseason. We have already gone over the top 5 prospects, which included Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich. Today we will take a look at prospects #6-10. This list includes three players that have spent plenty of time in the majors already and two more promising young prospects.

Cleveland Indians @ Miami Marlins Preview: Friday, August 2 7:10 PM EST (Game 107)

The Miami Marlins will look to keep up their impressive 10-game homestand against the visiting Cleveland Indians this weekend. The Marlins have gone 4-3 in the first seven games of the homestand and are poised to finish the homestand strong if they can take down the Indians.

Jose Fernandez Leads the Marlins to a Milestone Performance

Jose Fernandez led the Fish to a 10-0 victory over the wild-card candidate Cleveland Indians tonight at Marlins Park. On the heels of a 13-strikeout performance against the hottest team in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Fernandez dealt 14 strikeouts over eight shutout innings tonight.  To put that in perspective, tonight’s feat is the first time a Major League pitcher has fanned 13+ batters in consecutive starts since Randy Johnson did it in 2004 (h/t Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post).  That’s the Hall of Fame Randy Johnson.  The Big Train himself. After the third out of the eighth, the 17,000 or so that were on hand rose to their feet with a standing ovation, earning a tip of the cap from the young ace.

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