Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Pen Blows Lead as Marlins fall to Boston Red Sox


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4. 14. 3. 82. Final

Dan Haren, in what could have been his final game as a Miami Marlins, tossed 6 strong innings for the team, leaving the game with a 3-1 lead. Christian Yelich, who collected three hits and drove in two runs, was a major player for the Miami Marlins Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, the games by Haren and Yelich went to vein, as Steve Cishek had a double play botched behind him that ultimately led to the Marlins downfall. He was not his sharpest, but two walks between him and Carter Capps ultimately did the Marlins in.

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Bullpen spoils Haren’s solid performance – Ian Browne and Alec Shirkey,

BOSTON — With two outs in the seventh inning, Xander Bogaerts hammered a 3-2 pitch to right-center field for a rare three-run single, as all three runners were off with the pitch, leading the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins.

Lefty Wade Miley turned in a strong start for the Red Sox, allowing seven hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings while walking two and notching a season-high nine strikeouts.

Dan Haren was solid for Miami, giving up six hits and a run over six innings, but the bullpen couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead upon his exit. (Read More Here)

Marlins’ TV ratings spike on Fox Sports Florida | Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel

Even as the Marlins struggle to rise in the standings, their television audience is growing.

Viewership of Marlins games on Fox Sports Florida was up 17 percent as of Tuesday compared to the same number of games last season. According to Nielsen Media Research. Telecasts are averaging 1.92 households (31,349 homes) for the season.

But June saw a bigger boost in viewership with a 2.1 HH rating marking the first month above a 2.0 average since July 2012. (Read More Here)

Marcell Ozuna demotion a curious move for Miami Marlins – Michael Jong, Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins are not going very many places in 2015, and even the typically out-of-touch front office realizes that now that Giancarlo Stanton will miss at least a month with a broken hamate bone in his hand. Usually, in a situation like this, a team would try out its young players and give them Major League reps in preparation for a larger role next season. The Marlins, however, are going in an opposite direction. They demoted Justin Nicolino and Jose Urena, though admittedly neither player impressed in their starts for the Fish. Now, even with Stanton on the shelf, the team has demoted outfielder Marcell Ozuna, expecting players like the returning Michael Morse or the soon-to-be promoted Jordany Valdespin to take his place.

The move is a curious one for a Marlins franchise that could be working Ozuna through the rigors of another full season in order to work out of his slump. There is no denying that Ozuna is struggling right now; he hit just .250/.292/.330 (.277 wOBA) last month with 31 strikeouts versus four walks to his name. His previous months were not all that impressive either, which has led to an overall batting line of .249/.301/.337 (.283 wOBA). (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins Will Provide Players With Cryotherapy To Prepare And Recover | Taylor Bloom, Sport Techie

Cryotherapy has been an intriguing new trend in the sports science world as teams and athletes are using the Han-Solo-like-technology in pursuit of a deep freeze that “resets” the body and dramatically helps the recovery process.

Today, the Miami Marlins are the latest team to go all in on the sub-freezing science and have added a state-of-the-art whole body cryotherapy chamber to their training and recovery options for players. They will be using a chamber from Atlanta-based Impact Cryotherapy, which is a leading American-designed and American-manufactured cryotherapy system. (Read More Here)

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