Monday, May 31, 2010

Flat Brewers Slosh into Town

Milwaukee has a 21-29 record, but a 13-13 road record. The Marlins, who are 14-14 at home, are the best in the NL against lefties so far this year. Pitching today will be lefties Nate Robertson and Chris Narveson.


VA-VOOM!: Marlins wait until the 6th inning to start scoring, win 13-5.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Home With the Braves

Anibal and Kenshin toe the rubber tonight.


So Many Things

The web today is full of stories that have at least some connection to the Marlins...

Lonely Hanley may have secured Fredi's future, says Steve Phillips.

Girardi remembers pre-superstar Hanley. (FanHouse)

Michael Jong compares last year's Uggla slump with this year's Coghlan slump. (MarlinManiac)

Former Fish Chris Resop is about ready to come back to the big leagues. (GainesvilleTimes)

And where is Fo-Fish Brian Daubach?...Coaching the Pittsfield Colonials. (

The former meets the present - Rich Donnelly's connection to Anibal. (SunSentinel)

Future Fish Mike Stanton spends his long bus rides trying not to think of the future. (mlb)

The Marlins are working to make Matt Dominguez into a Future Fish. (PBPost)

Local firm ISS will do the fire safety system for the new stadium. (SecuritySystemsNews)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day of Rest

10-10. That's the win-loss record the Marlins ended up with in their just-completed 20-games-in-20-days stretch. 11 of those games were out of town, played on that error-free grass so common at other stadiums. All sarcasm aside, so far this year the Marlins have made (by my count) 13 errors in the 23 away games they've played, and 23 errors in the 22 home games they've played. Hmmmm....

Anyway, no game today. Here's the other games for tonight...


Friday, May 21, 2010

Back to the Shelter

The Marlins return to their temporary home to face the White Sox. Mark Buehrle and Ricky Nolasco start the interleague madness.


OUCH: Sox win 8-0.

Pieces of Info

Fellow countryman David Ortiz may have been the one to convince Hanley to apologize. (weei)

Itching to see a ball-and-bat game live in SoFla this weekend? See Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand, "the first International Cricket Committee teams to play on American soil". (ESPN)

A "chance meeting at a Florida department store" has revived Former-Fish Nate Bump's career. (

Similar to what happened to the Reds last night, The Zephyrs had a "nightmarish 8th inning". (

Grasshoppers pitcher Curtis Petersen will be honored by Wal-Mart at this Sunday's game in Greensboro. (

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Missouri Loves Company

The Fish are in St. Louis to do another version of a night-day doubleheader - if it all goes according to plan, they'll finish this series about 21 hours after it starts. Chilly showers are predicted for tonight and tomorrow, though.

Leroux went on the DL, and Wood returns.

Hanley's back in the lineup. And on the mound it's Anibal against the phenom Jaime Garcia.


YES!: Anibal was a phenom in his own right, as the Fish win 5-1.

Anything Happen While I Was Gone?

I was on the road returning from a family event. When I got back I see that the Marlins lost on Monday (boo) but won on Tuesday (yay). By the way, here's Tuesday's scoreboards....


And then I say, "What's all this stuff about Hanley?" Seems Mr. Ramirez and Mr. Gonzalez differed over how much energy Hanley should have expended while fielding a ball during Monday's second inning. The differences apparently continue, and everyone and his mother is commenting on the situation, with opinions that scour the spectrum. Here's links to some of the more interesting ones...

Craig...Michael Jong....Janie Campbell...City of Champs...First Place Fish...bk1015...Dave Hyde...Mark Teixeira...'Duk...Joe Posnanski...Jesse...Tom D'Angelo ...

LATEST-NEWS: ESPNdesportes reportes that Hanley's apologizing.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Snakes Will Play

Time for the spurt of two-game serii that happens every May. First it’s the Diamondbacks, who, with tonight’s game and tomorrow’s afternoon start, are scheduled be doing this whole series within a 24-hour span. Edwin Jackson and Chris Volstad mount the mound tonight.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Afternoon Cleaning

The Marlins, in their longest winning streak of the year, will attempt today to complete a four-game sweep of the Mets. Jonathon Niese and Ricky Nolasco start.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Return Move

Good thing I didn't mention that Bryan Peterson was sent down the other day, because he's already back with the major-league club, as John Baker is now on the DL.

Michael Jackson Revived

Well, maybe his spirit will be revived during the Super Saturday laser show after the game. And the 'Long Haul Bombers' will be playing softball before the game. So go to the game and grab your maracas. John Maine and Nate Robertson are the pitchers.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday With the Mets

Ollie against Anibal tonight.


Stuff Etc.

The Phillies get caught stealing signs with binoculars - Marlins are not surprised. (MiamiHerald)

Ballpark ia one-third finished, Marlins set up sales office. (MLB)

Brett Hayes has been called up, and Dougie Eye Chart was released. (PBPost)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Back Home...Eww, It's the Mets!

Josh and Johan are scheduled to start.


WIN!!!: Johan gave up only 6 hits, but Josh gave up half that. Cody, who stole home a couple of days ago, grabs it again on a wild pitch to win the game 2-1.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Early Saturday Game

Wake up - it's Josh Johnson vs. Matt Chico right now.


(edited) WHEN YOU'RE HOT, YOU'RE HOT...RENYEL-HOP, YOU'RE NOT: Pinto may get to see more of his mother if he plunks in more winning runs for opposing teams - Fish lose 5-4.

Friday, May 07, 2010

D.C. For Three

You used to rely on the Nationals to give your team a break when your team has been thrashed by a bunch of other teams. But now the Nats have a better record than the Fish, so it could be that the pushovers of the past may be past.

The Lamb has been replaced by the Condor - immediate effect uncertain. Volstad and Stammen are on the mound tonight.


Thursday, May 06, 2010

Don't Fear The Sweeper

Fredi, probably feeling Jeffrey's hot breath down his neck, is sitting Maybin tonight and leading off with Coghlan, or switching one slumping player for another. Frisaro suggests bringing Boni back, if only to put more speed on the basepaths during the few times he's on the basepaths.

Meanwhile the Marlins sign the man who has been known at least since 2005 as 'Dougie Eye Chart' to a minor league deal, and Andrew still flailing away.

Matt Cain and Ricky Nolasco start tonight. Rain storms have been floating around the stadium this afternoon.


SWEPT: Cain pitched a no-hitter until the sixth, but the Fish got 3 runs, which was 3 too short.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Calm Before the Deluge

The Marlins have today off before they go twenty games straight without a break, their longest scheduled uninterrupted stretch of this season. They start a three-gamer against the Giants tomorrow and, no matter how much the Herald's Clark Spencer tried to make them admit fear in facing Lincecum, Zito and Cain, Wes and Jorge would have none of it.

Four NL games on tap tonight - here's the scoreboards...


Saturday, May 01, 2010

Super Saturday Sadness

Our condolenses to Clay Helmsley on the death of his father, to Leo Nunez on the loss of his grandmother, and to Mike Kozak on the passing of his mother. (PBPost)

Hope we don't need Willy Chirino to perk our spirits up after the game, which is another way of saying I hope the Marlins win and beat off this 3-game losing funk that they're in.

It's Volstad against Stammen tonight.


SMILIN': Fish win 7-1.