Jose Fernandez is forcing his way into the national spotlight with stellar performances in seemingly every start. Fernandez’s start this past week versus the red hot Los Angeles Dodgers and fellow Cuban defector Yasiel Puig drew one of the largest crowds of the year at Marlins Park. Saturday’s start was another masterful performance. Can he keep it up for his remaining few starts and will it be enough to win the Rookie of the Year award?
Publicity can be hard to come by for a team 30 games below .500, but every time Marlins rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez takes the mound, his start becomes an event and sports talk topic.
Being a Miami Marlins fan doesn’t have a whole lot of benefits these days, but it’s undeniable that your chances to catch a souvenir at Marlins Ballpark are better than any other stadium outside of Florida. Hey, it’s something, and for one young Marlins fan on Friday night, those increased odds worked in his favor as he snagged himself a foul ball off the bat of Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
A day after his most recent start, Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler opted for an unorthodox workout. Koehler hopped into the wrestling ring set up outside Marlins Park for Saturday’s Legends of Wrestling Night to practice some of his favorite moves. As a kid, he was a big fan of Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and others.
On this day in Marlins History Logan Morrison turns 26 years old. Morrison has spent his entire career with the Marlins since being drafted by them in 2005.
Finally. A big-league baseball player mathematicians can call their own. Well, sort of. Arquimedes Euclides Caminero, the Marlins’ 26-year-old rookie reliever, is named for a couple of super-ancient Greek mathematicians: Archimedes and Euclid.
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It’s another Sunday so that means it’s time for another edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Marlins Recap. How did the Marlins fare today against the Colorado Rockies? Let’s see in the quick recap– The Good: Justin Ruggiano; The Bad: we lost; and The Ugly: miss opportunities. Quick enough for you? Let’s jump into the full recap.
Jose Fernandez led the Marlins to a 3-0 victory on Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins Ballpark, which would provide a lot of great puns if I knew anything about wrestling.
The Miami Marlins have lost four straight games, including the first game of their three game series against the Colorado Rockies. Despite the loss, the Marlins have to go just 15-20 in their final 35 games to avoid the franchise’s second 100-loss season. This is a major accomplishment for a team that was 13-41 near the end of May.
Another pitching duel was showcased in Miami this year, as the Miami Marlins faced the Colorado Rockies in the first game of a three game set. Tom Koehler started for the Fish while Jhoulys Chacin started for the Rockies. For the first five innings of the game, it was pretty boring to say the least.
The Colorado Rockies have arrived in South Florida to take on the Miami Marlins in a 3 game series starting tonight. The Rockies are 2-5 so far on their road trip, while dropping their previous series to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies will be without the services of their best player in all-star Carlos Gonzalez who is out with a finger injury. Colorado will send Jhoulys Chacin to the hill in search of his 12 win of the season.