Aug 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (21) singles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 5-4 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Christian Yelich Hits Career Home Run Number One

Lost in the Miami Marlins fifth straight loss was the first home run of the career of outfielder Christian Yelich. The home run was an impressive one, as Yelich took a low pitch and deposited to the opposite field. Here is a video of the home run:

Yelich is currently on a eight-game hitting streak, is 14 for his last 33 with two doubles, a triple, and of course his first career home run. For the season, Yelich now owns a .318/.366/.439 slash line. His .354 wOBA would be third on the Marlins, behind only Logan Morrison and Giancarlo Stanton, if he had enough plate appearances.

Miami Marlins’ Jake Marisnick given the day off by Mike Redmond | Miami Herald

Struggling rookie Jake Marisnick got his first day off since making his major-league debut July 23 in Colorado.

Marisnick, acquired in the multiplayer trade the Marlins made with the Blue Jays in November, has slumped at the plate throughout his short time in the majors, entering Thursday hitting only .192 with one home run and three RBI in 52 at-bats.

Marlins’ power arms reminiscent of 2003 champs | Sun-Sentinel

Mike Redmond doesn’t have to look far for a comparison to the Marlins‘ talented young starting pitchers.

The current manager was a backup catcher on the 2003 World Series champion Marlins led by Josh Beckett, Brad Penny and Dontrelle Willis. The common link with that group, which also had A.J. Burnett on the roster but injured, and the new wave a decade later is youth and the ability to throw hard.

Three a tough magic number for Miami offense | Marlins News

No matter the combination of hits and walks, the Marlins repeatedly find themselves scoring three runs or fewer per game.

“It seems like we just keep getting stuck on that three. Usually, it’s six hits, three runs,” manager Mike Redmond said. “I laugh, but I’m really crying inside. We’ve got to keep battling. Our pitching continues to give us a chance and keep us in these ballgames.”

Miami Marlins news: Former manager Jack McKeon critical of current Marlins “culture” | Fishstripes

Over the weekend, the Miami Marlins celebrated their 10th anniversary of the 2003 World Series-winning team. Many of the club’s friendlier veterans returned, such as Ivan Rodriguez and Mike Lowell. We even got a warm video message from Miguel Cabrera! It was a nice Sunday ceremony that brought back all of your favorites.

Miami Marlins Top 20 2013 PRE-SEASON Prospects in Review | Minor League Ball

Moving forward to finish the Top 20 review project, we turn to the Miami Marlins. Remember, this is the PRE-SEASON list. This is not a new list. These are pre-season rankings and grades.

Position-by-Position Breakdown of Miami Marlins’ Standout Prospects | Bleacher Report

When websites compile a list of each team’s top 10 prospects, it’s always done without regard to position.

For instance, among the Miami Marlins’ top 10 prospects on, there are five pitchers, two outfielders, one third baseman, one catcher and one second baseman.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Wild Inning Costs Miami Marlins In Loss To Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2

The Miami Marlins struggles continued on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh as they fell to the Pirates by a score of 4-2, marking their fourth straight defeat.  The offense has been limited to 3 runs or less in all 4 games of the losing streak to continue a season long famine.

Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates Preview: Thursday, August 8th 12:35PM EST (Game 112)

After dropping the first two games in the series, the Miami Marlins will try to salvage their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon. The Marlins blew early leads in each of the first two games and could not mount a comeback in either game. They have now dropped four straight games.

Pittsburgh Pirates Complete Sweep of Miami Marlins in Extra Innings

With Shark Week in full swing it was only fitting that the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen, affectionately nicknamed the “Shark Tank”, would lead the Pirates to a come from behind victory in extra innings on Thursday afternoon.  4 relievers combined to throw 5 innings of scoreless, 3 hit ball, culminating with Jared Hughes getting the victory for the Bucs.

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