Saturday, July 31, 2010

 

Padres Freak, Make Another Trade to Stop Marlins

As Florida continues its winning ways at Petco Park, San Diego grabs Ryan Ludwick from the Cards.

Ricky Nolasco and Kevin Correia start tonight.

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VICTORY: Dan becoms the Marlins' home-run leader as the Fish win 6-3.

 

Hurk is an O-man; Ohman is a Fish

Last-minute trade sends VandenHurk to Baltimore for Will Ohman. (pbpost)

International exchange: Marlins lose player from Netherlands for one born in the former West Germany.

MORE: In other Newly Former Fish news, Jeremy Hermida gets DFA by Boston. (miamiherald)

Friday, July 30, 2010

 

San Diego Again?

The Marlins start their third series this year against the Padres, this time in Petco - and again the Fish have to deal with another surging team. Volstad and Le Blanc start. New Padre Miguel Tejada will bat fourth.

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COOL: The Marlins beat the improved Padres 4-2.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

 

Bye Bye Jorge

The rumors pan out as the Marlins send Cantu (and CASH!?!) to the Rangers for AA pitcher Evan Reed and mending AA pitcher Omar Poveda.

 

Afternoon Giantism

Fish need a win today to tie the series. Anibal against Bumgarner on the mound. The supercomputer likes the Giants.

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YAHOO-BOO-HOO: Anibal does a complete game one-hitter to beat the Giants 5-0, and Jorge scores his last 2 runs (and committs his last error) for the Fish.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

 

Late For Early Game (Sorry)

And Sanabia's already given up 4 runs in the First (more sorry).

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SORRIEST: Fish come back from 7 runs back and tie it in the ninth, but lose it in the 10th, final score 10-9.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

 

Tumultuous Tuesday

The Fish finally release Nate Robertson (and DFA'd Kris Harvey); Coghlan goes on the DL, and Logan arrives; and Jorge gets benched tonight.

Josh wants his first win over the Giants. But Matt Cain ain't no slouch, either.

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OUCH: Fish lose 6-4.

Monday, July 26, 2010

 

West Coast Winning

The hot Marlins face the maybe-hotter Giants in cool San Francisco, but without a sore Coghlan. Nolasco and Zito start.

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COOL-START: Another nailbiter, but the Fish win 4-3.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

 

Andre's IN

Dawson's a Hall-of-Famer today. (FishStripes)

 

It's the Season, Stupid

Marlins go for the much-ballyhooed win of the series today. Wes and Brad start, and the good bullpen guys are rested. Volstad returns to counter Jair Jurrjens.

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WES: Helms hits home the 4th walk-off winner this week, as the Fish go 7-3 in the homestand, winning in the 11th.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

 

Diddy With the Fish

Opening act for the DiddyDirtyMoney show tonight will be a ball game between the Marlins and Braves. Anibal and Kris Medlen will start, and the AccuScore super-predicting computer is scratching its electronic head over this one.

Here, though, is a scary trend: "Atlanta is 21-10 in the second game of a series this year. The Braves are 10-3 in that situation when coming off a loss. Florida is 13-18 in the second game of a series, 5-9 after a win."

Dan will be trying to become Mr. Number Two on the Marlins All-Time home run list.

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BEHIND_THE_8-BALL: Bullpen, Cantu collapse in 8th; Fish lose 10-5.

 

Cracked Stat Rpt.: Speed It Up!

Last night's game officially lasted 3 hours 40 minutes, and the Marlins beat the Braves. So far this year that has been a bit unusual for both Florida and Atlanta.

The 2010 Fish have up to now done their best in games of shorter duration. They have a 21-10 record in games lasting less than 2 hours 45 minutes. Between 2:45 and 2:59 they have a 14-19 record. And from 3 hours up their record is 13-19 (including extra inning games, where they are 1-5).

This year's Braves, on the other hand, are now 10-14 in games under 2:45, 22-12 in games from 2:45 to 2:59, and 24-14 in games 3 hours and over (including a 4-4 record in extra inning games).

As in many things, though, extremes are rarely good - the Marlins have lost the three shortest games they've played in this year, while the Braves have lost 4 of their 5 longest games of the year (which included last night's).

Friday, July 23, 2010

 

Make or Break?

This guy says, "Crucial is not too strong of a word to describe" this upcoming Braves series for the Fish. Alex Gonzalez retuns, and Alex Sanabia and Derek Lowe start.

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DONNIE-BEATS-BONNIE: The Fish fight off the latent effects of Trop. Storm Bonnie, and Murphy puts out that luck o' the Irish to win the game for the 2nd time this week.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

 

Day Care Game Today

The Rockies series ends with a 12:10 ET start time today. Probably lots of kids in the stands. Josh Johnson and Jorge De La Rosa start.

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SERIES-SUCCESS: Bizzaro Bonifacio triples in the ninth and Ronny singles him home for a walk-off win 3-2.

 

Bye Bye Nate, Hello Brad

Robertson has been DFA, and Brad Davis was flown in to cover for Brett. (miamiherald)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

 

More With the Rocks

Jason Hammel, "the Rockies' best pitcher over the last two months", starts tonight against Ricky, who's going for No. 50.

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POW: Gaby rockets a 3-run homer as the Fish win 5-2.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

 

Game 2 With Colorado

The Rockies are complaining about the stadium's "rugged and uneven" outfield (well, let 'em wait until football starts).

Jeff Francis and Nate Robertson are scheduled to start tonight.

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YUCK!: Fish lose 10-0.

Monday, July 19, 2010

 

Rockies Arrive

It's Ubaldo vs. Anibaldo for Game 1.

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ARRIVEDERCHI: Donnie Murphy wallops a pinch-hit 2-run homer with 2 outs in the 9th to win for the Fish 9-8.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

 

Series-Deciding Game

Cogz will be out for a while so Emilio will lead off today. The Marlins DFA Mike Lamb again and bring up Bryan Petersen again.

Alejando Sanabia and Craig Stammen start. Maybe there's still some honey near the visitors' bullpen.

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HOORAY: Fish win their first 1-0 game at home in nearly four years.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

 

To The Rescue

The Marlins have lost their last 3 Super Saturday games. The Nats have lost their last 5 Saturday away games, including one here in Miami Gardens on May 1.

Josh and Ronny are tonight's Marlins' battery - old Fish Livan and Pudge will play catch for the Nats. El Torito will perform afterwards.

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GOOD: Marlins win 2-0.

Friday, July 16, 2010

 

Welcome Back Warriors

The Marlins finally return to the mediocre confines of Some Life Stadium after an epic journey that spanned across five time zones and lasted what seems like a year and a half.

Tonight the Fish face the Nats. Nolasco starts against some kid named Strasburg. Edwin's flipping Dan and Jorge around in the batting order.

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ARGH: Fish lose their 4th straight Miami game, 4-0.

 

Break-Ending News

Dan Meyer goes back to N.O. (nola)

The Marlins are the 29th most popular MLB team in the US (take that, Toronto!). ((philly.com)

The tourists are doing extra duty to help pay for the stadium. (miamiherald)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

 

Mets, Phils, Braves Play Tonight

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

 

Break-Time News

No pizza party for Hanley and Jon Lester. (BostonHerald)

The Maniac puts out his 2010 Trade Deadline Primer. (MarlinManiac)

The Marlins invite the media over for the one-year anniversary of the start of stadium construction. (bignews.biz)

In more construction news, the Marlins are involved in efforts to bring food to, and build homes in, Haiti - and John Baker goes there. (FSFlorida)

Still more construction news: the city of Miami will finally start selling bonds next week for the building of the parking garages, which now requires $103.6 million. (MiamiToday)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

 

Tryin' For The Tie

The tired Marlins hope to win (and not get traded). Alex Sanabia makes his 1st MLB start against Barry Enright, who's making his 3rd MLB start.

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WIN: Fish start the break on a winning note.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

 

Game Three

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FOO: Fish fail 5-4.

Friday, July 09, 2010

 

Game Two of Four in Feenix

Nolasco and Haren tonight (if anyone notices).

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PHABULOUS: Marlins win 3-2.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

 

Fish in Desert Battling Snakes

The No. 2 Marlins face the No. 1 strikeout kings for this season. Rodrigo Lopez and Anibal Sanchez occupy the elevated protuberence.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

 

Rubber Game and Bounce-backs

Volstad's sent down, Badenhop's brought up, and both Craig and Michael Jong wonder why.

Tonight Josh faces the Dodgers, and Hiroki faces the Marlins.

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BOUNCE: Johnson shuts the Dodgers down - Fish win 4-0.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

 

Game Two in L.A. (No Earthquakes Allowed, Please)

Vicente Padilla and Chris Volstad square off on the round mound.

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FUDGE: Dodgers win 7-3.

 

Celebrations

Congrats to Gaby for winning the NL Rookie of the Month award and to Josh for being voted the NL Pitcher of the Month.

 

Luck Happens

The Marlins at the moment are the most 'unlucky' team in the NL. Their win-loss record is now 4 games under their Pythagorean win-loss record (which supposedly is an indicator of how lucky or unlucky a team has been), a number which is now the lowest in the NL. The next 'unluckiest' teams are San Fran and St. Loo, who now are both 3 games under their Pw-l.

The Fish are now the only NL team that have scored more runs (384) than they've allowed (360) but still have a losing record (39-43).

This year both the Marlins and Dodgers have scored 24 more runs than they have allowed, but the Dodgers are 8 games over .500 while the Marlins are 4 games under .500.

In their last 17 games the Marlins have a 8-9 win-loss record but still have scored more runs than they've allowed (83-79).

Monday, July 05, 2010

 

West Coast Reunions

Mike, Brett and Edwin see old friends at Dodger Stadium tonight. Nate Robertson and John Ely start tonight.

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YAY: Fish squeak by with a win 6-5.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

 

Independance Day Desperation

Marlins try to stop the sweep. Donnie Murphy comes from AAA to replace Brian Barden, who was DFA. Tim Hudson and Ricky Nolasco start at 5:05 ET today.

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BOOM: Leo somehow saves the game - Marlins win 3-2.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

 

Saturday in Georgia

Anibal and Hanson start.

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BLECH: Leo didn't have a chance to blow this one as the Fish lose outright, 4-1.

Friday, July 02, 2010

 

Marlins Continue/Start Their Road Trip

The Marlins begin their series in Atlanta tonight, and the handicappers have their opinions...(MadduxSports)...(BetUs)...(OnlineSportsHandicapping)...(Accuscore)

Josh Johnson and Kris Medlen start.

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LEO-LOSS: Nunez gives us his second blown-save in as many tries, and the Braves win 4-3.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

 

Puerto Rican Goodbye

The Marlins and Braves take a day off before tomorrow's epic battle. The rest of the NL East plays tonight.

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