The Miami Marlins have struggled badly in the month of August, posting a record of just 4-8 in their first 12 games. In the Marlins 8 losses in the month, the team has been outscored 39 to 17. That streak includes two shutouts and an average of less than two runs per ballgame.
However, in the Marlins 4 wins, they have outscored their opponents 15-0, with 10 runs coming against the Cleveland Indians two weeks ago. When the Marlins win in the month of August, they completely shut down their opponents offensively. With two of those wins coming down to a 1-0 final score, the pitching has had no offensive support to pitch with.
Hopefully Giancarlo Stanton can catch fire soon and carry the Marlins offense enough for the pitching to take care of the rest.
Miami Marlins’ 2003 World Series is a distant memory | Fishstripes
The Miami Marlins recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of their 2003 World Series win, but in a lot of ways, that team is a distant memory in the minds of current fans.
Marlins haven’t set cutoff point for Fernandez | Marlins News
Before rookie Jose Fernandez took the mound on Tuesday against the Royals, Marlins manager Mike Redmond reaffirmed that the organization has not set a specific time for shutting down the All-Star right-hander.
Fernandez best since Gooden | ESPN Insider
Back in 1981, the Dodgers had a young pitcher named Fernando Valenzuela, who began the season as part of the team’s rotation despite being just 20 years old. He proceeded to take the sport by storm. Despite being an untested rookie, he led the majors in innings pitched, complete games, shutouts and strikeouts. He was an All-Star, won rookie of the year and the Cy Young Award while finishing fifth in the MVP race. The hysteria around him grew so large that it earned the nickname “Fernandomania.”
Any other baseball team running a ticket promo that offers its diehard fans $1 tickets for an upcoming game, we’d probably applaud. That’s value, considering the average ticket price for non-premium seats across the league this season is $27.73.
Coghlan to work at third during rehab assignment | Sun-Sentinel
The Marlins have used four different third basemen this season. That figure could go up to six in the coming weeks.
Out since June 9 with a right calf nerve irritation, Chris Coghlan on Wednesday will begin a rehab assignment at Class-A Jupiter. He is set to play five innings at third.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
The Miami Marlins awoke a long dormant rivalry this evening, a rivalry which burns with the ferocity of like, a glass marble, or something. The Fish traveled to Kansas City for the first time in five years and got beat 6-2, their eighth loss in ten games. Tom Koehler allowed five runs in 5.1 innings of work and took the loss against Royals starter Wade Davis.
First, the bad news: Miami is in danger of losing their fourth consecutive series with a loss to the Kansas City Royals tonight. Now the good news: Miami is sending their best hope to the mound as Jose Fernandez will try to win his 9th game of the season tonight. One of the few bright spots for the Marlins on the season, Jose Fernandez has been sensational. The All-Star will try to slow down a Kansas City team that has won 17 of their last 20 games and finds itself in the middle of a chase for the playoffs. The Royals have not made the playoffs since 1985 but have a young, talented team that seems determined to end that streak.