Andrew Heaney looks to be putting the past behind him.
After an extremely difficult first stint in the major leagues, Heaney looks to be regaining the form that earned him the distinction of the top left-handed prospect in baseball. Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel discussed just how important this recent start was for Heaney.
Heaney was in dire need of such a performance. After his demotion back to the minors, he allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings during starts against Memphis and at Omaha, respectively.
So just how good was Heaney’s outing? He threw 6 perfect innings against the Cubs AAA affiliate, ultimately giving up 1 run in the seventh that doomed an offensively inept performance from the Zephyrs. Heaney earning the loss not withstanding, hopefully he has regained some confidence and turned the corner on this mini-slump of his.
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Miami Marlins Trade Rumors: Miami Scouting Jake Peavy – Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins were reportedly among the teams with scouts present at Jake Peavy‘s start on Tuesday night. Miami is looking to add a starting pitcher who will not become a free agent after the season.
Turner, starting for the first time since being exiled to the bullpen in June, led the Marlins to a 6-5 victory Tuesday night over the Braves and their first three-game winning streak in a month and a half.
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It’s never too early to start thinking about next years draft. This especially for a franchise like that the Miami Marlins that prides itself on grooming their own prospects to build competitive teams. Earlier this afternoon, the Competitive Balance Lottery for the 2015 MLB Draft took place. Here is an explanation of the purpose of the Lottery, from MLB.com’s Jim Callis:
As we draw nearer to the trade deadline, the speculation about possible trades are only going to intensify. The Miami Marlins have had rumors on the web the past couple of days about potentially selling relievers Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn, as well as third baseman Casey McGehee.
Everyone knows a couple that has been dating for years and years. They have had their share of break-ups, even occasionally dating others, but always seem to return back together. Everyone keeps telling them to “take the plunge” but they seem content to continue to date for years longer than other friends who are already planning their nuptials. The baseball version of this couple is the Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox. Yet again, these two teams continue to be linked.