After losing eight straight games, Miami Marlins fans were ready for a win, in any sort of fashion. They could not have asked for a better result than what they got on Monday night, as the Marlins clobbered the Nationals in an 11-2 victory.
After Tuesday’s win, the Marlins have positioned themselves to extend their winning streak to two or three games, with their best pitchers Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi going the next two games. If these two pitch as well as they have so far this season, the Marlins will be in decent position to inch back towards .500 and a respectable record.
Fernandez gets the ball in the finale against the Nationals later tonight and Eovaldi will get the ball in the opener of the Marlins-Mariners series, which kicks off Friday.
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Even though he started the season 2 for 14, Christian Yelich never felt like he was having bad at-bats. Now, he says, he’s just finding holes. Yelich is as hot a Marlin as any at the plate, producing 16 hits in his past 43 at-bats to raise his average to .316 during a 10-game hitting streak.
A message the legendary Jackie Robinson preached in his lifetime is being carried on by Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill. “Jackie Robinson says to value people who impact the lives of other people,” Hill said. “Teachers impact so many people. When do you get the opportunity to say thank you to one of your teachers?”
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Rafael Furcal started his rehab stint with the Jupiter Hammerheads on Monday, the team hopes for him to be returning to the lineup very soon. The Marlins affiliates went 2-2 on the day, with the Zephyrs and Hammerheads offenses exploding for big games.
Tom Verducci is one of the few national-level sportswriters I follow consistently. He has weighed in on baseball’s version of the 2013 NFL concussion story. There is an increasing percentage of young MLB pitchers blowing out their elbows and getting Tommy John surgery.