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Miami Marlins: Alvarez’s return improves playoff chances

The return of starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez to the Miami Marlins’ starting pitching rotation drastically improves the team’s chances of making the postseason, as the game on Saturday, Aug. 16 showed. Miami’s offense managed only two runs, but with Alvarez on the mound it was enough as the Marlins won 2-1. Arizona got three hits and the run that Alvarez allowed during the...
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Henderson Alvarez shaky at first, settles down in return from DL

MIAMI -- They call Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez the entertainer, and with good reason. From his opening kung fu windup to his eephus pitch, Alvarez never ceases to amaze spectators, teammates and opponents with his eccentric persona. Upon his return to the mound from the disabled list, Alvarez pitched seven innings in the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Henderson Alvarez activated for start

The Miami Marlins have activated pitcher Henderson Alvarez for a start tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun-Sentinel:#Marlins option DeSclafani, activate Alvarez from DL.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) August 16, 2014 #452906932 / gettyimages.comAlvarez has not pitched since July 30 after inflammation was discovered in his right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Miami Marlins: Brad had no “Hand” in loss

Five runs, two runs. Five runs, two runs. Those are the amount of runs that the Miami Marlins have scored in their last four contests. As you would expect, the outcomes were: win, loss, win, loss. On Friday, Aug. 15, Miami wasted a solid outing by starting pitcher Brad Hand to fall to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. Hand wasn’t superb in the outing. His first inning was anything...
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With Henderson Alvarez returning, Marlins send Anthony DeSclafani back to minors

MIAMI -- With right-hander Henderson Alvarez scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Miami Marlins optioned rookie righty Anthony DeSclafani to Triple-A New Orleans following Friday's 3-2 loss. DeSclafani, who started his first five big-league appearances, notched two scoreless relief appearances since being recalled Aug. 8. Over 26 1/3 innings...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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The Miami Marlins aren’t “Dunn” yet

On Thursday, Aug. 14, the Miami Marlins won their third game in their last four tries, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in 10 innings. The victory brought Miami back to within a game of .500 and kept the Marlins alive in the National League wild card race, sitting four games back with 41 games to play. While Miami fans are caught up in scoreboard watching, the most interesting...
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Marlins notes: Reliever Mike Dunn continues to come through as wins mount

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins left-handed reliever Mike Dunn entered this season like any other with goals in mind. As a setup man for closer Steve Cishek, Dunn hoped to record at least 25 holds over the course of a 162-game schedule. With his two shutout innings on Thursday, he collected his 10th victory of the season -- setting a franchise record for a Marlins reliever. Dunn is 10-5 with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunn's 10 wins an unexpected boost for Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Mike Dunn's formula is simple. Come in, pitch well, and hope the Miami Marlins offense finds a way to win games late. It's working. Miami's leader in wins this season isn't one of their highly touted young starters, but rather a left-handed reliever who has never made a Major League start in his six-year career. Dunn picked up his 10th win of the season...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal to undergo season ending surgery on hamstring

getty images The 2014 season for infielder Rafael Furcal is over. Next week the 36-year-old will undergo season-ending surgery to remove scar tissue from his left hamstring. Furcal earned $3.5 million his season to produce a .171/.216/.229 line over nine games for the Marlins. He missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The season got off to a late start...
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Giancarlo Stanton’s Home Run Wakes Marlin Fans Up (Video)

Giancarlo Stanton can sit back and relax after he made Marlins’ fans come alive.  The Home Run Derby ruins swings? We think not. We’re only waiting for Stanton’s contract to be over in Miami so he can continue to shine elsewhere. Your browser does not support iframes. Now here’s a stat worth sharing. Giancarlo Stanton now has seven 450-foot HR in 2014 … that's more...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins not optimistic about Stanton extension

The Miami Marlins have a track record of trading their top players away from the organization. Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton might be the next on the list to depart South Beach for greener pastures. Miami did not trade Stanton before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and has been adamant about keeping the All-Star outfielder. Stanton will not become a free agent until after...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Dan Jennings has concussion; CT scan negative

Miami Marlins left-handed reliever Dan Jennings was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion. A CT scan was negative, reports Joe Fresaro of Jennings was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Jordy Mercer  in the 7th inning of Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates (video here and below).Although...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Dan Jennings taken to hospital after taking liner to head

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Dan Jennings was taken to a hospital in Pittsburgh after taking a line driver off his head. Jennings, 27, was carted off the field after taking a liner to the left side of his head. More will be known after Jennings is evaluated at the hospital. #Marlins Dan Jennings has been taken to a local area hospital where he will undergo further evaluation. ...
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WATCH: Dan Jennings hit in head by liner, carted off field

Miami reliever Dan Jennings was involved in a scary moment during Thursday’s Pirates-Marlins matchup. In the seventh inning of the game, Jennings was hit in the left side of his head by a Jordy Mercer line drive. He immediately fell down to the ground, and then got up and staggered around on the mound, looking completely dazed. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia ran to his aid, as the...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Redmond loses mind over controversial home plate ruling

MLB Major League Baseball wanted to eliminate those nasty collisions at home plate, the ones that make a catcher look like a tackling dummy. So in the off-season, they instituted a blocking the plate rule. A catcher couldn’t stand in a runner’s path if he didn’t have the ball. The wording was a bit more ambiguous but that was the gist. To my knowledge the rule hadn’t been...
Via With Leather
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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