Thursday, July 31, 2008
Damn, No Dickey
BY-THE-WAY: Dickey gave up 2 earned runs in 7.2 innings for the win last night. (Yahoo)
In the Third Trimester
Anibal Sanchez returns to the mound for the Marlins, while the Rocks give us Jorge De La Rosa. (MLB)
WOO-HOO!: Anibal shuts 'em down as the Marlins win 12-2. Phillies win, Fish still 1.5 games back.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This Has Been a Good 'Manny Trade' Link...
OPINIONS: 'Manny Deal Makes Sense for Marlins' (MiamiHerald)
'Let Manny be ... Somewhere Else' (SunSentinel)
Another Rubber Game
Both the Mets and Marlins didn't play last year on July 30, and they both didn't play on July 30, 2001. In-between those two years the Fish have been 2-4 and the Mets 2-3 on July 30.
WIN!: Fish beat Mets 7-5, Marlins now a game behind the NL East Lead.
UPDATE!: Phils win, take the lead, Marlins now 1.5 games back.
Berardino says hoping Treanor doesn't injure himself further for the rest of the season is not the way to go. (SunSentinel)
MEANWHILE: Andrew and Cameron are returning to the field. (MiamiHerald)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Game Two on Tuesday
The Fish are 4-1 in their last 5 games on July 29, but the Mets have a mini-2-game win streak going on this date. Since 1993 the Marlins are 8-6 and the Mets are 9-4 on July 29. Charlie Hough beat Frank Tanana on this date in 1993.
YUCK: No homers for the Fish and a 4-1 defeat. Marlins again 2 games back of the lead.
From the Rags...
Berardino give the rundown on which catchers the Marlins are desiring to trade for, and which pitching prospects they are willing to deal (apparently all but one). (SunSentinel)
Fish fill the seats everywhere but home: "The Cubs' series with the Marlins drew 165,540, a Wrigley Field record for a four-game series. For some perspective, the Marlins are the only team in baseball that haven't drawn 1 million fans this season -788,653." (PalmBeachPost)
De Aza is shut down for the season he never got to play in. (MLB)
Monday, July 28, 2008
Mets Fans Return to Miami Gardens
The Marlins are 6-8 in their history on July 28; the Mets on July 28 are 10-3 during that same period. But in the last 5 years the Marlins have a 4-1 record while the Mets are 3-2. The only time they have played each other on July 28 was way back in 1993 (and Kent and Sheffield are still playing).
COMEBACK: Fish fight back in the 8th, win 7-3, now a game behind the Mets in the NL East. (SunSentinel)
Anibal is starting on Thursday. (MLB)
Badenhop, DL'ed with right shoulder tendinitis, now has a bulging disc in his neck. (MLB)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Over the past 6 years the Cubs and Marlins have the exact same win/loss record on July 27ths - they both lost last year, and have both won on each of the previous 5 years.
DARN: Cubs win 9-6.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Saturday on the North Side
It's Chris Volstad verses Rich Harden today in the friendly confines. Bo says play the ball and don't hit the wall.
JEREMY!: Hermida scores all 3 runs in a 3-2 win over the Cubs in 12 innings. Mets lose; Fish and Phils now 1 game back. (Yahoo!)
Cantu is .313 hitting third. (MLB)
It's trade rumor time! (FishBytes)
Someone watched yesterday's game from one of the rooftops near Wrigley. Here's what it was like...(CraigsCyberspaceCorner)
Friday, July 25, 2008
The Fish on July 25ths are 8-6 since 1993, but the Cubs are 10-5 during that same time and are now in another 3-game win streak on that date.
YAY: Jeremy hits the ninth-inning homer and Kevin holds 'em - Fish win 3-2, and are tied with Philly 2 games behind the leading Mets.
Uggla, Hermida get breather. (MLB)
The Fish are in the top ten in TV ratings for MLB. (MLB)
Samson says there's still time for trades, but not much time left for building the ballpark. (SunSentinel)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
60 Games to Go
59-LEFT: Cubs beat the Marlins for the first time since April 2006. Fish now 2 games behind the NL East lead. (FOX!)
Thank Goodness No One's in the Stands
"That is an advantage only the Marlins enjoy..." (MiamiHerald)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
FOR-GET-IT: Braves win 9-4.
In The Press...
Hendrickson's upset that he's not starting (but he seems to be throwing better in long relief)
Andrew's getting shock wave therapy on his knee.
Dave Hyde wrote his yearly "Hey, let's get excited about the Marlins" column.
Justin and Matt will be passing each other going to and from Jupiter.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Five Weeks, or More, in Limboland
NOW-SEVEN-OF-EIGHT: The Fish got amends for last night, as Rick and Co. one-hit the Braves, leading to a 4-0 Fish win. The Mets and Marlins are now tied in the standings a game behind Philly.
Treanor unselfishly works with Baker, as Matt works his way towards rehab; also, Anibal may make his final rehab start on Thursday, and Burke's still sore. (SunSentinel)
Monday, July 21, 2008
Some More Catching Up
The Native-American-Stereotypes Come to Town
The Fish since their inception in 1993 are 6-7 on July 21st, while the Braves since 1993 are 7-8 (including one doubleheader) on that date. The only time the Marlins played the Braves on a July 21st was in 1999, when the great Dennis Springer defeated some guy named Greg Maddux.
OUCH: Campillo and Co. 2-hit the Marlins; Braves win 4-0.
NEWS-FLASH: Geffner reports that VandenHurk is the verified starter for tomorrow's game.
What Happened This Past Week?
Sunday, July 20, 2008
It's Hamels and Johnson on the mound today.
YAHOO-CANTU!: Jorge singles in the winning run in the 11th inning - Fish beat the Phils 3-2; Fish behind the Phils in the standings by a half-game.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
It's an even 7-7 for the Fish on July 17.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
And oh yeah, the Marlins have a 5-7 record on July 15th.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Also today the Braman Megaplan trial was to have reconvened, and whatever progress was made in making a settlement was to have been reported to the judge, unless something else came up. Check the list of links here for non-stop coverage.
It's gracious of MLB to have timed the All-Star break to start today, since the Marlins have a shaky 4-7 record on July 14th.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tonight should be a 10:10 PM ET game in L.A. As of yesterday, Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to start against Hiroki Kuroda. Here's the boards...
Friday, July 11, 2008
The 'getting close' of the headline doesn't refer to the standings or whatever, but to my vacation, which starts tomorrow. I may find a way to log in every now and then, but my other half likes our vacations to be as Internet-free as possible.
I'm trying to use one of Blogger's new gimmicks to time a daily post while I'm cavorting - if it doesn't work then they'l all appear at once, hooray.
Meanwhile here's a silly feature I'm come up with to make it slightly more interesting - the Marlins' historical win/loss records for each day of my trip. On some days around this time of year the All-Star break makes an incursion into the amount of games played historically. For instance, including last night, the Marlins have played only 8 July 10ths in their 16 years of existence. (By the way, the Marlins are now 6-2 on July 10 - Alright!)
So, with that explained, I will now announce that tonight the Fish have a chance to match their July 10th record, as they are now 5-2 in July 11th games. And here's today's scoreboards...
P.S. Hey, it worked.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
J.J. is Back in the Saddle
YEEHAW: Fish win 5-4 in the 11th inning.
Braman Trial Begi....Wait A Minute?
"Before a packed courtroom expecting opening statements, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri Cohen said city, county and Marlins officials should try to work something out in mediation with auto dealer and opponent Norman Braman. She asked for a progress report Monday morning." (Jacksonville.com)(MarlinsBallparkNews)
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Afternoon Game Today
YAY: Marlins win 5-3, and Cody's hit streak is up to 13 games.
Fantasy Guy Looks at Marlins Rotation
Keeping Track of the Injuries
Then Matt Treanor's abdominal strain turns out to be a strained left hip - he is on the 15-day DL but could be out indefinitely.
Mike Rabelo has been placed on the 7-day Minor League DL, and is said by Beinfest to be 'banged up' (although he is still giving autographs).
So John Baker has been called up and will start today.
Meanwhile, Dan Uggla can now 'tolerate the pain' and may be available to pinch hit today.
And Justin Miller's MRI just showed inflammation in his elbow. (MiamiHerald)(MLB)
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Andrew Miller vs. Randy Wolf Tonight
At 9:51 PM ET, the Phillies have already lost and the Mets are winning. ...
OUCH: By 10:30 the game was practically over as Jeremy's homer in the 1st was all the Marlins would score, and San Diego poured it on in the bottom of the 1st - ultimately Padres win 10-1. Hanley's hit streak is over but Cody's continues. (FOX)
People in the News
Hanley's on a 14-game hit streak. (Yahoo)
JJ has arrived. (MiamiHerald)
Mark's pissed, was pulled as a starter just before reaching his first incentive clause. (SunSentinel)
Matt tweaked his abdomen. (MLB)
Ryan's embracing the role of reliever. (MLB)
Monday, July 07, 2008
Padres Come to Town
MAKE-THAT_9_IN-A-ROW: Fish win 3-1. (Yahoo!)
Some More Info
The Volstad family had fun gathering around the TV watching Chris - who, by the way, "was named to the Southern League All-Star team" before being shipped to Coors. (PalmBeachPost)
Danny's in the Derby! (SunSentinel)
"The lowest three teams in total payroll this year the A's, Rays and Marlins in that order - have a record of 147-116. The three teams spending the most - the Yankees, Tigers and Mets - are a collective 135-130." (KansasCity.com)
The Dodgers are offering deep-discounted tickets for the upcoming Marlins series. (LATimes)
Pre-trial motions will take up today and tomorrow, with the Braman lawsuit going to trial on Wednesday. "Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri Beth Cohen said last week she would also reconsider whether the Marlins must produce detailed financial information for the case." (FortMillTimes?)
Sunday, July 06, 2008
More Marlins Blogs I've Missed
I missed The NL East Blog - though it's not just a Marlins blog, it has been referenced in FishStripes.
And how could I, or anyone, have missed the blog of 'The Infamous Tatiana'?
VOLSTAD-WINS!: He didn't start (he will, on Friday), but he made his 1st MLB appearance in the 5th, and is credted with his 1st MLB win. Cody produces 5 RBI as the Marlins win 10-5. And Hanley and Dan are All-Stars. (Yahoo!)
MORE: Hendrickson and Tucker go to the bullpen, and Josh Johnson will start Thursday. (SunSentinelBlog)
Saturday, July 05, 2008
76 Games to Go
Ryan Tucker and Jorge De La Rosa start tonight. (MLB)
OOF!: Marlins lose 12-6. (FOX!)
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Trade For 'Em
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Friday, July 04, 2008
July 4th Game
BROKEN: Marlins score 17 runs, lose. (FOX!)
Anibal faces his first competition in over a year, and starts the 30-day clock to be put back on the active roster. (SunSentinelBlog)
The FAA is kicking the Orioles, and ultimately Any And All Spring Training, out of Fort Lauderdale. (MiamiHerald)
KC and the Sunshine Band, our most recent Super Saturday show, has a more unwittingly infamous part of baseball history, having been the direct inspiration for Disco Demolition Night.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Marlins in Denver
WHAT-A-MESS: First, former Marlin Mark Redman actually started for the Rockies. And then I finally fixed the links to the scoreboards. And then Kevin Gregg crashed and burned to give the Rockies the win. (FOX!)
News and Spews
The rain delay helped Amezaga practice for Charlie Manning's cutter. (PalmBeachPost)
Here's snapshots of the rain-delay. (SunSentinel)
And also some shots of "Statues of Liberty on Parade (Marlins)" (Flickr)
De La Cruz has been sent back to AAA, and Taylor is coming back up. (MLB)
'rdfrench' finds a metric in which Andrew Miller is better than Johan Santana. (MarlinsManiacs)
'Dave' supports the error-free Cody Ross. (CodyRoss.org)
Juan C. Rodriguez hears Brian Fuentes may be on the market, thinks Marlins should pick him up. (SunSentinelBlog)
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Get Your Fix
STORMIN': After the rain delay Alfredo hits the go-ahead 2-run homer - Fish win 4-2.
News and Views
Uggla's return pushed back a bit; Treanor gets a warning from MLB; and Luis negative on boisterous celebrations. (PalmBeachPost)
Berardino thinks the Marlins and Paul Lo Duca could make a good re-match. (SunSentinel)
Tucker stays a starter for now; and "Of the Marlins' position players, Amezaga, Hanley Ramirez and Jeremy Hermida have not had a game-ending hit in their major-league careers."(MiamiHerald)
"Olsen handicaps NL East race". (MLB)
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Start 'Em Up
BHEH: Fish lose 9-6.
Chance to Move Ahead?
...as the Phillies face the Braves in Atlanta, and then the Mets. (Philly.com)