A closer look at the Spring Training stats so far for the Miami Marlins confirms expectations in some cases, while completely contradicting others. Nobody really expected that Garrett Jones could hit left handed pitching and so far he has performed as expected going just 1-for-10 against them. Most people expected Marcell Ozuna to grab the centerfield job, but he has struggled mightily at the plate and may find himself in the minors to start the season if things do not improve.
It’s hard to put too much stock in numbers compiled in the spring because, particularly in the early weeks, hitters are not getting regular at-bats as they work to simply get their timing down at the plate, and they’re not always facing major league-caliber pitching.
In an exhibition series to honor the greatest closer in the history of the game, the Miami Marlins made some pitching history of their own.
As you may remember this post about Jeff Conine being known as Mr. Marlin, we believe that there are better reasons why Luis Castillo is the REAL Mr. Marlin.
Brad Hand on Saturday night gained some notoriety as well as enhanced his chances of making the Marlins’ Opening Day roster. The left-hander went five innings on Saturday night in Miami’s combined no-hitter against the Yankees in Panama.
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Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. The Marlins have had many great moments during the All-Star games. Whether it’s been home runs, shutout innings, coaches, first at bats, the Marlins players seem to excel during the All-Star game. Moment 15 is no exception.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. In the 100 plus years of Major League Baseball, is there anything left that hasn’t been done yet? Baseball has a lot of random records and stats that make a lot of people think they have seen it all.