Miami Marlins Fish Flash 5/2

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May 1, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich (32) hits an RBI single during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
May 1, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich (32) hits an RBI single during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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Ok, so there might have been a little bit of news since last we Fish Flashed.

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Too soon?  Yea, might be.  That’ll do it for memes on that topic. Putting aside the fact that he actually is an extremely valuable player that will be sorely missed, he was also well on his way to becoming my favorite player on the team, and likely was already there for many of you.  But obviously a slew of our news links the next few days will feature takes on how the Marlins will come to grips with Dee Gordon‘s 80-game ban for PED use.

However, there’s positives beyond drug tests to get to as well, chiefly the fact that the Marlins just had their first winning month of April since 2011.  Giancarlo Stanton is pounding the ball, Martin Prado somehow leads the league in batting average, and Adam Conley flirted with baseball immortality.

So chin up Fish Fans.  Lot of baseball left to be played.  So let’s dive in.

More from Marlins News

Stanton Is A Big, Strong Man 

If you like seeing Giancarlo Stanton bludgeon baseballs, MLB.com’s Andrew Gruman is ready to hook you up.  The All-Star slugger’s latest victim was the Miller Park scoreboard, which was not safe enough residing a mere 462 feet away, and sustained a nearly 117mph blast.  Gruman has the story, the footage, and clips of many other Stanton blasts.

Why Wouldn’t You Cheat Under Current System

ESPN’s Buster Olney had one of the better pieces on the Dee Gordon situation, taking fans through a series of personal encounters with the All-Star, and opines on what needs to be tweaked in a system that still punishes playing time instead of pocketbooks.

ICYM, Adam Conley Pulled From A No-No 

If you were busy bemoaning the loss of Gordon and/or watching the Heat’s playoff game Friday night, then you missed out on one of the guttsiest and timely pitching performances in team history.  Adam Conley took a no-hitter as deep into the night as Don Mattingly believed his body could take him, lifting him from the game at 116 pitches with just four outs to go.  ESPN’s David Schoenfield analyzes the move.

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