Miami Marlins Morning Catch: The peak of struggles

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


Adeiny Hechavarria‘s walkoff blast on Sunday provided a healthy distraction for Marlins fans and players during this recent stretch of struggling play.

However, normalcy was ensued on Monday night when the Mets came to town and knocked the Marlins around, beating Miami 12-1.

Last night’s defeat makes the Marlins 2-8 in their last 10 games, now falling to 43-63, just two games ahead of Philadelphia for baseball’s cellar spot.

Miami Herald reporter Clark Spencer made said fact evidently more painful while simultaneously bringing to mind the optimistic thoughts of many prior to Opening Day.

Devestating. In a season full of disappointments and downfalls, it seems as if we have reached the climax with last night’s loss.


ICYMI: The Battle of Sean and Miller — Does the front office deserve the blame they’ve received?

It’s not all their fault…. — Sean Millerick

Don’t feel bad for criticizing Loria, Hill, and co. — Miller Lepree

From Around the Web:

Miami Marlins place Carter Capps on DL with elbow sprain, call up Ellington — Christina De Nicola

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins placed set-up man Carter Capps on the disabled list with a right elbow sprain and called up right-handed reliever Brian Ellington prior to Monday night’s game against the New York Mets.

Capps exited during the eighth inning of Miami’s 5-2 walk-off victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday with right elbow stiffness and was initially listed as day-to-day. Although he was scheduled to get an MRI Monday morning, Capps didn’t expect it to be serious. Last season, he missed the entire summer with a right elbow sprain but avoided Tommy John surgery. (Read More Here)

The Dodgers Are Now Paying 25 Percent of the Marlins’ Payroll — Ryan Yousefi

The Miami Marlins’ owners have always been the worst — but this season the front office is finding new and exciting ways to break what most thought were untouchable high scores of awfulness they set over the years.

As the trade deadline dust settles, Marlins fans are still trying to figure out exactly what owner Jeffrey Loria and team President David Samson accomplished with their multiple moves — highlighted by a salary-dumping-reset-button-banging 13-player three-team deal involving the Dodgers and Braves. (Read More Here)

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