Jose Fernandez had a monster night on Tuesday night in Atlanta, striking out 14 Atlanta Brave hitters, while shutting their offense down through seven innings. The 14 punchouts tied a career high for Fernandez, which he also did last season against the Cleveland Indians.
The Marlins have to feel confident each time Fernandez takes the mound, as the team knows that they don’t need to score too many runs to get win. On Tuesday, the lone run the Marlins scored seemed like more than enough for Fernandez.
Stay tuned to Marlin Maniac for more coverage on Jose’s start from Tuesday tonight.
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The Miami Marlins are a surprising third in the majors in runs scored, and a big reason for that is the team’s surprising surge in power. But should we have expected this kind of performance from the team’s offense?
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Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond made some questionable decisions in bunting runners over with two of his hottest hitters in the bottom of the ninth inning in a tied game versus the Seattle Mariners. Were they “right” moves?
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Last August I wrote a post regarding the Red Sox potentially trading for Giancarlo Stanton. In that post I argued that the Red Sox shouldn’t overpay for the young slugger from the Miami Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins have at least four starting pitchers they will use on a regular basis. The last spot in the rotation is really up in the air between Kevin Slowey and Brad Hand. With both players taking turns in the rotation, it makes you wonder where it leaves Jacob Turner when he comes back from his strained shoulder.
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Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich was nonchalant about the career-best streak that he extended to 16 games with a perfectly placed drag bunt on the first pitch of Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over the Braves.
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With the Jupiter Hammerheads and Greensboro Grasshoppers off on Easter Sunday, all the attention was on two of the Miami Marlins top starting pitching prospects. Both Adam Conley and Andrew Heaney turned in dominant starts on Sunday, each taking a step towards an eventual major league callup.
The Miami Marlins season has been one crazy roller coaster ride, as the team has been streaky as hell all season long. The Marlins started off 5-1, then lost eight straight. Now the Marlins have won three in a row and four of their last five, as they head to Atlanta for a three game series.
As we get you prepared for the Marlins series with division foe Atlanta, we took some time out to talk to Brandon Woodworth from our Atlanta Braves Fansided site Tomahawk Take. We asked him some questions about the Braves and their fast start and got some interesting answers.
Due to the Easter Holiday these rankings are coming out a day later than they usually do. These rankings will include games played on Monday, April 21st.
Coming off of a busy weekend, I finally had a chance to sit down and take a look at some of the numbers that contributed to the Marlins sweeping the Seattle Mariners at home. Miami had it all during the series, from a walk-of grand slam to stellar pitching performances.
ESPN’s Jayson Stark decided to run an article about, in simpler terms, how awesome Jose Fernandez is, as both a pitcher and a teammate. It was released due to his scheduled start against the Atlanta Braves tonight and oh god, what a night it was for Fernandez.