If there was ever a day in 2013 you could expect to see a sellout crowd at Marlins Park, tonight might be just that night. At 7:10 PM EST time tonight, Cuban rookie sensations Jose Fernandez and Yasiel Puig will face off for the first time in what should be many matchups between the two.
At Marlin Maniac, it’s our goal to get you prepared for the showdown of the two Cuban stars going head-to-head for the first time.
Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre played only 51 games in his first season in 2000 and finished sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year vote, so he knows that Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig has an excellent chance of winning the coveted award.
Jose Fernandez vs. Yasiel Puig.
It is more main event than undercard in Monday night’s game between the Marlins, for whom Fernandez is a sensational rookie pitcher, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, for whom Puig is a sensational rookie outfielder.
MLB Preview: Los Angeles at Miami | CBS Sports
The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t extend their impressive win streak last time out.
Manager Don Mattingly‘s club could have a hard time bouncing back against 21-year-old phenom Jose Fernandez, who has been nearly untouchable over the last month.
Stanton working to find hitting groove | Marlins News
One thunderous home run doesn’t fix an entire season, but it’s a start. At least Giancarlo Stanton is hopeful it is a sign his at-bats are turning in the right direction.
Mike Redmond is in favor of expanding instant replay but the Marlins manager has some concerns that center around the pace of the game, the number of challenges available to managers and managers’ ability to see every play that could be questioned.
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San Francisco Giants Outslug Miami Marlins In Wild Friday Night In Miami, 14-10
The Marlins put on an offensive show against the usually good San Francisco pitching by scoring 10 runs for the first time since the Cleveland game a few weeks ago. Usually this means an automatic victory for the Marlins because of their excellent and consistent pitching performances.
In May, I wrote about the prospect of trading LHP Mike Dunn. At that time, Miami was 13-41 and the cellar-destined season was somehow worse than we expected. Quietly, as most middle relievers tend to go about things, Dunn was racking up a strikeout per inning and being stingier than usual with walks and runs.
14-10. That’s the score one might expect to see in the Miami Dolphins preseason game tonight or that is the numbers of runs one would expect the two worst offensive teams in baseball to score in their collective series. No that was the final score of last night’s Giants victory.
The Marlins tries to battle back from a 4-0 deficit on Friday, but their efforts didn’t pay off, as they ultimately lost to the Giants by a score of 6-4.
When you score 14 runs in two games but the opponent scores 20 what do you do in the third game? Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Great, and The Just Plain Weird Marlin recap. Here’s the brief summery on how the Marlins answered that question– The Good: we won; The Great: we scored more runs than the Giants; The Just Plain Weird: …..read the full recap to get this one.