With thirty games left on the schedule, Miami (65-67) holds on to a thin, mile-long thread of hope for the second wild card spot. Miami is fifth in line for that second spot, 5.5 games back of the San Francisco Giants (71-62). ESPN gives the Marlins a 2.8 percent chance at a playoff berth, while Baseball Prospectus is slightly less optimistic at 2.2 percent.
Miami Marlins’ Adeiny Hechavarria ends home run drought | Miami Herald
In the final week before NFL Football takes over America’s attention (read: television sets,) Adeiny Hechavarria hit his first home run in over 431 at-bats. It was one of three hits for the shortstop, who reached base in each of his four plate appearances. Along with the celebration of Hechavarria’s monster night, there are some interesting quotes from Marlins starter Jarred Cosart– former Houston Astro– concerning WAR and “all that #s crap.”
Miami Marlins facing NL East-heavy schedule rest of way | Sun-Sentinel
As the season winds down, teams will have to duke it out against their division rivals to stay in the playoff hunt and/or play spoiler for the bubble teams. Counting the three-game series beginning tonight in Atlanta, the Marlins face division rivals 16 times in the coming month. Miami faces first-place Washington eight times in September, including a double-header in Washington on the 16th. The Nationals currently hold a commanding six-game lead over the Braves.
Marlins’ record next up for Stanton | Fish Pond
Marlins slugger and NL MVP candidate Giancarlo Stanton blasted home run No. 150 Monday, and now eyes the Marlins franchise home run record of 154, held by Dan Uggla. The question is not when Stanton will break Uggla’s record, but how far No. 155 will go.