The Miami Marlins season has been full of mistakes, errors and blunders that have led them to the second worst record in baseball at 50-85. It can’t be easy for the broadcasters to sit through loss after loss throughout the season and genuinely remain interested. On Saturday night, Giancarlo Stanton’s failure to slide on a close play caused him to be out and TV color analyst, Tommy Hutton, could no longer hold in the frustration. Hutton loudly scolded Stanton on air and blamed the Marlins close losses on bad baseball plays like that one.
Considering how difficult it is to watch the Marlins’ struggles this season, imagine the unenviable task of describing dismal performances night after night. The cumulative effect added fuel to the intensity of broadcaster Tommy Hutton’s admonishment of Giancarlo Stanton for getting thrown out at second base because he failed to slide while trying to advance on a fly out in Friday’s loss to the Braves.
Each start is part ofJake Marisnick’s overall learning experience. The 22-year-old, called up from Double-A in late July, has had his share of struggles since joining the Marlins. In his first 31 big league games, he was batting .184 in 98 at-bats.
Sorry Yasiel Puig fans, but Jose Fernandez is the NL ROY. And there really shouldn’t be a debate about it. What Jose Fernandez is doing on a Marlins teams that is in the cellar of the NL East is remarkable considering he didn’t pitch above High-A ball before this season. But, lets let the numbers do the talking.
All signs are pointing to Brian Flynn making his major league debut Wednesday at Wrigley Field. The 23-year-old lefty was one of three players — along with Jacob Turner and Rob Brantly — the Marlins obtained from Detroit last year for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante.
On this Day in Marlins history, in 2003, the Marlins acquire Jeff Conine from the Baltimore Orioles. Conine played a pivotal role in both World Series Championship runs in 1997 and 2003.
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After finishing up August with an 8-20 record and a 6 game losing streak, could the Marlins start the month of September off on a good note? Welcome to September 1st‘s The Good, The Great, and The Shut out of September. Let’s start off with the quick recap- The Good: We won; The Great: Our Bats came alive; and The Shut Out: We won 7-0! Without further delay let’s see how the Marlins started off September with a bang!
The Miami Marlins are glad that the month of August is behind them. While it was still a better month than April or May, all the good work the team did in the months of June and July were essentially erased, as the Marlins head into September with the second worst record in baseball (49-85).
With Miami’s playoff hopes realistically finished for some time now, the Marlins can turn their attention to the next steps that need to be taken to bring themselves out of the National League cellar for next year and the future.
How did the Marlins fare in the month of August? Welcome to the first edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Marlins Monthly Recap. Today we are going to take a look at the ups and downs of the Marlins during the month of August. We have a lot to cover so no quick recap. Let’s dive on in!
Everyone who knows me knows that I am not a Braves fan. Nothing makes me prouder this season than when the Marlins ended the Braves winning streak. Braves fans are really the cause and the fact that I can no longer attend a Braves game wearing Marlins attire without being severely chastised by the Braves faithful either anymore just adds to the fact that Braves fans have become classless. Those people also know that I live near Atlanta and have all my life. There are a lot of events going on in Atlanta the Labor Day weekend.
Jose Fernandez will make two more starts in 2013, both of which will come at home. ManagerMike Redmond said on Saturday afternoon that Fernandez is looking at a firm innings cap of 170 innings.
Miami will take on Atlanta in the second game of a 3 game series tonight at 7:10 PM EST in Atlanta. Miami is looking to rebound after a disappointing offensive performance in a 2-1 loss last night.
The Jacksonville Suns are the Miami Marlins Double A affiliated in The Southern League. This week end is the final series of the season, and the Suns are in the thick of the playoff hunt. Going into yesterday’s game the Suns had a .5 game lead for the second half South title, which would give them a playoff berth in the playoff. So what did I do? I hopped in my car and drove the 2 ½ hour drive from Orlando to Jacksonville to support our Suns, and let me tell you what a fun time I had.
The Miami Marlins set a innings cap of 170 innings for rookie phenom Jose Fernandez before the season, whether he was pitching the Majors or in Double-A Jacksonville. Fernandez is at 158 2/3 innings after his six inning performance against the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Stanton’s Isolated Power (ISO) is down from .318 in 2012 to .225 this season. My immediate reaction is to think, “Well, of course, this is happening. He is just not getting any pitches to hit.” I mean, honestly, what pitcher would let Stanton beat him on a fat pitch when even if they give up a walk the Marlins are bound to strand him at first base or hit into a double play. It came as no surprise when I look it up that the Marlins really do lead the league in both Grounding into Double Play Rate at 13% and have the lowest Baserunners Scored Rate at 12%.