Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Another Day at the Office for Haren


Good morning, Marlin Maniac readers and welcome to Morning Catch, the daily morning news and notes column from about your Miami Marlins. 

If Dan Haren was influenced by the presence of scouts at PETCO Park in San Diego last night, we couldn’t tell.

Like he often does, Haren pitched a quality start. He also tends to allow the long ball, giving up three in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Padres. With the trio of big fly’s, Haren now places sixth in the MLB, tied with San Diego’s James Shields, suffering 20 home runs in 2015.

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The weakened Marlins offense couldn’t support Haren, who picked up the loss, moving to 7-6 on the year. Still, the veteran righty has proved lucky, possessing an xFIP a full point higher than his ERA. Friday night proved to be just an ordinary outing on the mound for Haren.

Marlins News around the web:

Padres beat Marlins with three solo home runs — Joe Frisaro and Beth Maiman,

SAN DIEGO — With the game tied, 1-1, with two outs in the bottom of the fifth Friday night, Yonder Alonso and Matt Kemp hit back-to-back home runs, sending the Padres on their way to a 3-1 win over the Marlins.

The Padres also got a strong performance from Andrew Cashner, who pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and one run, while striking out five. (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins trade Cishek one year too late — Michael Jong, Fishstripes

You had to figure the Miami Marlins, who were poised to take on a seller’s role this trade deadline, were going to deal one of their late-inning relief arms. You had to figure that Steve Cishek would be the best candidate to be dealt. After all, Cishek is under team control for two more seasons, but they figure to be expensive years after his extensive good work as a closer in years past. He earned $6.65 million in salary in 2015, so that scale was going to bump up pretty high, even after a down year. (Read More Here)

Marlins have been Impressive vs. West Lately — Charlie Clarke, Marlin Maniac

Yep, you read that correctly. Believe it or not, for how poorly the Marlins have performed throughout these last couple of months, Miami boasts a 12-5 record against the NL West since June 1st. Maybe it’s Rich and Tommy’s “Late night with the Fish,” perhaps that explains Miami’s success against such opponents. (Read More Here)

Shoulder problems persist for Henderson Alvarez, season in jeopardy — Clark Spencer, Miami Herald

SAN DIEGO — There is an increasing likelihood that Henderson Alvarez, the Marlins’ Opening Day starter, will not pitch again this season.

Alvarez, who has been on the disabled list since May 23, is continuing to experience problems with his injured right shoulder and will undergo tests to decide what path to take with him. (Read More Here)

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