The Marlins (48-53) won their first series since the beginning of June yesterday with a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves (55-47). Winning three of their last four still has Miami eight games behind first place Washington in the NL East.
So, Miami fans, what’s eating at you?
Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run against Braves closer Craig Kimbrel Thursday, but his performance behind the plate has been “eating” at him throughout the season. Is Giancarlo Stanton’s cool July eating at you? Or perhaps the even milder rumor mill around the Marlins front office?
The end of Miami’s road trip begins tomorrow with a three-game series against the Houston Astros (42-60). Returning home with a couple of wins against a last-place team may remedy—or disguise– whatever issues eat away at Miami’s psyche. It’s impressive how the little things don’t eat at you when you’re winning.
Errors eating at Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Miami Herald
The errors!! They feed on catchers!!
McGehee not on trade market | Fish Pond
It seems, at least in 2014, the Marlins are not set to cash in on third baseman Casey McGehee’s impressive comeback season. The 31 year-old is hitting .315/.383/.391 and trails only San Francisco outfield Hunter Pence in total hits.
Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton having a quiet July | Sun-Sentinel
Juan C. Rodriguez looks at Giancarlo Stanton’s historically quiet hitting in July. Stanton had two hits and a walk against Atlanta yesterday, and is hitting .294/.394/.542 with 23 homers on the season.