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Marlins experiment with lineup, but come up short
Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
NEW YORK — Working with a short bench, Marlins manager Dan Jennings decided to experiment with the lineup on Sunday in the series finale against the Mets at Citi Field.
For the first time since 2005, a Miami starting pitcher batted somewhere other than ninth. The altered lineup produced nine hits, but not enough runs in a 4-3 loss.
“We were one short on the bench, so we had to maximize those opportunities,” Jennings said. “We felt at that point, it was the right thing to do, and hopefully, it would extend our pitchers, if we needed to.” (Read More Here)
Marlins vow not to repeat 2012 purge
Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
The last time the Marlins went on a spending spree and flopped — just like they’re doing this season — owner Jeffrey Loria pressed the “reset button” and slashed payroll from $101 million in 2012 to $50 million and $45 million the next two seasons.
So might Loria again shed salary to dramatically reduce the Marlins’ $81 million payroll, of which $12.5 million is being covered by the Dodgers?
Marlins president David Samson insisted that’s not going to happen again.
“No,” Samson said adamantly. “These are our players and they need to play better. And we need to win more games.”
So any talk of again hitting the reset button? “No. Absolutely not,” Samson said. Nor apparently is Loria so fed up that’s he ready to give up and sell, despite receiving occasional overtures. (Read More Here)
Mets’ Bartolo Colon ‘surprised’ by RBI double vs. Miami Marlins
Maria Guardado | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
NEW YORK — Bartolo Colon surprised even himself by swatting an RBI double in the Mets’ 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
“I’m a bit surprised because even for me, it seems like it’s really hard to accomplish,” Colon said through an interpreter. “But I was able to put the bat on the ball and get the RBI and get the double.” (Read More Here)
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