Marlins 2nd Win As Easy As Putting on a Jacket

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Jose Fernandez didn't get his first win as a pro, but he definitely earned it. He pitched 6 innings, striking out 5 and only walking 2 while limiting the Phillies on the basepaths and off the scoreboard. Just to push the issue a bit, he also knocked in the go ahead run, Adeiny Hechavarria from 3rd base, to plead his case. But the Marlins would prevail. With Placido Polanco on 3rd base, and one … [Read more...]

With Competition Tightening in NL East, Marlins Look For Sustainability

The Nationals won the division last season built on the strength of young pitching and strong offensive assets like Bryce Harper. The Braves are looking to reclaim their ownership of the NL East by signing the Upton brothers this offseason to boost up their offense and defense. The Phillies are always looking for ways to improve and they attempted to do so via a questionable trade with Texas for … [Read more...]

Marlins Get Big Test With Phillies; Marquee Matchup With Johnson Vs Halladay

The Marlins were unable to get a win last  night as the Phillies showed they are more than just a pitching rotation in coming back on the Marlins 3-0 lead to take the first game in the series. This means the Marlins will not be able to make up the 2 game lead the Phillies had, but a strong finish in this series by taking these next two games will help. There is more pub for the Fish, too, as … [Read more...]

Phillies Up the Ante; Road Gets Tougher for Fish

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Reports are that Cliff Lee isn't going to the Yankees or staying in storybook Dallas with the Rangers, but instead is going back to Philadelphia. Apparently, he loves it there and misses the clubhouse that he joined to get to the World Series in 2009. How did the Phillies show their love? They traded him. This means the NL East just got a bit thicker at the top. Cliff Lee will join what … [Read more...]

Marlins Losing Ground; Could Shift to Division Be The Way?

No matter how many games the Marlins win, it just seems like the Rockies mirror them. When the Marlins lose, that's when the Rockies let up and lose. It is a shell game right now for the NL Wildcard. The Marlins sit 5 games out and have the San Francisco Giants merged between them and the leading Rockies. Is this still a realistic possibility? There are 26 games left for the Fish. That means … [Read more...]

Marlins Sweep Their Way Back Into Hunt

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They left Washington, DC in a cloud of embarassment, frustration, and confusion. They left Philadelphia booming with confidence and sensing the urgency of the playoff push upon them - with great promise. How can a team turn things around so quickly, so suddenly? That is baseball, and in a marathon season like this, it is a series, not a game, that can determine the success of a … [Read more...]

Marlins Go for Sweep But Will Stare Down Nemesis

He's in his mid 40s, has an easy delivery and throws in the mid 80s. Not exactly the kind of pitcher you'd expect to dominate a team. And not just dominate, but ridiculously dominate. Jamie Moyer, apologies to Jeffery Loria, owns the Marlins. The Fish have just taken two games from the Phillies in this crucial road series just after getting swept by the Phillies. Something has got to give - how … [Read more...]

Marlins Start With Win; Sean West Recalled

The Marlins (that's right, with all the vowels back in place) started off their series with the Phillies with a win. Very important because those three games they lost to the Nationals damaged their chances in the standings, but with every win against Philly the Marlins gain a game. Now at 56-53, the Marlins are at 6 games in back of the Phillies. Don't get delusional just yet - the Marlins … [Read more...]

Mrlns Kick off Phillies Series

So the Mrlns have a big series staring them in the face. Hey, you expected the Mrlns to do anything easy? C'mon! The Mrlns role into Philly looking to make up for that sweep that they got handed to them by the all-powerful Nationals. You may be wondering why I am mispelling the Mrlins, well, I'm not. You see, they lost their vowels in that series against the Nationals. The Natty Lights, as I … [Read more...]

Postponed Game Couldn’t Find a Better Script

The timing was perfect, in some way. Today, the Marlins held their groundbreaking ceremony for the new stadium on the site of the old Orange Bowl. Fans came out from 10am until around 12pm and took in the scene. The webcam showed the rest of us who couldn't make it what was going on. Hours later, the Marlins would take on the Phillies at Land Shark stadium. Yet with grey clouds rolling, the … [Read more...]