8/21/2014 | Samson proud of Marlins' rapid turnaround
Few could have envisioned the Marlins making such a dramatic turnaround, and quite frankly, some in the organization are included. In a conversation with MLB.com, president David Samson spoke about the process of rebuilding the Marlins brand.
8/20/2014 | Marlins excited about surging Ozuna's potential
There are stretches where Marcell Ozuna tends to be all or nothing. With a homer in two straight games, the 23-year-old center fielder appears to be on one of his hot spells.
8/20/2014 | Marlins turn key double play after challenge
The Marlins continue their hot streak when it comes to instant replay challenges. The club benefited from a crucial call to end the sixth inning on Wednesday afternoon against the Rangers at Marlins Park.
8/20/2014 | Yelich's hot stretch spurs Marlins from leadoff spot
Christian Yelich spent the first nine games in August batting .200 (7-for-35), but he turned it around when Miami returned home with hits in nine straight contests and six multihit games.
8/20/2014 | Morales, Alvarez face off to open series at Coors Field
Colorado will send Franklin Morales to the hill for his third start in August, while Henderson Alvarez gets the call for a Miami ballclub that is fighting to stay in the National League postseason race.
8/20/2014 | Marlins' late rally can't make up for early struggles
The opportunity to rise two games over .500 for the first time since June 17 escaped the Marlins on Wednesday, as they dropped the series finale to the Rangers, 5-4, at Marlins Park. Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs, including a homer in the ninth.
8/20/2014 | McGehee breaks bat over knee, wishes he didn't
In the eighth inning of the Marlins' 4-3 win on Tuesday night, Casey McGehee had an emotional outburst after striking out. After swinging and missing, the Marlins third baseman snapped the bat over his right knee. One of the veteran leaders on the youthful Marlins, McGehee regretted his actions.
8/19/2014 | Eovaldi out to finish off Rangers, keep Marlins rising
Staying above .500 has been a struggle this season for the Marlins, who will close out their homestand and their short series with the Rangers on Wednesday afternoon. But with Nathan Eovaldi taking the mound, Miami a chance to be two games over the break-even mark for the first time since June 17. Eovaldi will oppose Nick Martinez, a Miami native who hasn't been nearly as sharp this month.
8/19/2014 | Stanton atones for error, lifts Miami to walk-off win
Chants of "MVP!" greeted Giancarlo Stanton as he stepped up with two on and two outs in the 10th inning. The 24-year-old slugger backed the cheers up by blistering a walk-off RBI single that lifted the Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
8/19/2014 | Bullpen has enjoyed turnaround since Morris deal
Marlins relievers have come a long way from the 3.25 ERA they posted in the first half. Since the All-Star break, Miami's bullpen has been one of the stingiest in the Majors. Its 2.08 second-half ERA ranked fourth in baseball entering play on Tuesday.
8/19/2014 | Marlins fan helps Stanton take Ice Bucket Challenge
Marlins Park has been the site of several ALS Ice Bucket Challenges over the last week. A handful of players (including Casey McGehee), manager Mike Redmond and even team president David Samson have all dumped ice over themselves in an effort to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease. The challenge that drew the most attention, though, took place on Tuesday, when Giancarlo Stanton executed his bid differently.
8/19/2014 | Samson eager for MLB to address pace of game
Improving the pace of games is a top priority for MLB's next Commissioner, Rob Manfred, and it is an issue Marlins president David Samson is passionate about. To grow the sport locally, nationally and internationally, Samson says, it is imperative that games speed up.
8/18/2014 | Marlins are good and not going away anytime soon
As much as we've focused on the Nationals and Braves, as much as we wanted to see if the Phillies had one last run in them, the Marlins have kept going.
8/18/2014 | There's more to Marlins' outfield than Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton's imposing stature and impressive home runs gain a majority of the attention. But when it comes to the Marlins' outfield as a unit, it is much more than a one-man show.
8/17/2014 | With 62nd victory, Marlins match '13 win total
With their 10-3 win over the D-backs on Sunday, the Marlins reached the .500 mark and gave legitimacy to their claim they are in the playoff mix.
8/17/2014 | Stanton powers Marlins back to .500
On Sunday, Giancarlo Stanton's bat propelled the Marlins to .500 for the first time since July 29 as they beat Arizona, 10-3, and secured their third consecutive series win. With four RBIs, Stanton's season total climbed to a National League-best 88, surpassing his career-high of 87 set in 2011.
8/17/2014 | Scoring change erases 'E' in D-backs-Marlins tilt
After further review, the decisive run scored in the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the D-backs on Saturday night is now earned.
8/17/2014 | McGehee sticking with up-the-middle hitting approach
Staying with an up-the-middle approach is a big reason Casey McGehee has enjoyed a productive season. It's factored into the Miami third baseman batting .333 with runners in scoring position entering play Sunday, as well as providing protection behind Giancarlo Stanton.
8/17/2014 | Rest helps Cishek return to form
The Marlins entered Sunday as one of three teams with 17 wins in the second half, a feat that has forced them to rely on closer Steve Cishek more than usual.
8/16/2014 | Marlins seek series vs. D-backs, elusive return to .500
For Miami to have a shot at reaching .500 for the first time since July 29, Tom Koehler will have to get over the 8.00 ERA he has in two career starts against Arizona. Koehler and the Marlins wrap up a four-game set and their season series with the D-backs and Josh Collmenter on Sunday at Marlins Park.
8/16/2014 | Marlins capitalize on errors, reward sharp Alvarez
Henderson Alvarez not only returned from the disabled list on Saturday night. The right-hander quickly regained his All-Star form. Alvarez allowed one run and struck out six in seven innings, and Miami was able to capitalize on five Arizona errors to claim a 2-1 victory at Marlins Park.
8/16/2014 | Replay confirms no violation on play at plate in Miami
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson asked for and was granted a crew-chief review of a possible violation of Rule 7.13 in the first inning of Arizona's 2-1 loss to the Marlins on Saturday night. After a one-minute, 27-second review, the ruling on the field was confirmed and there was no violation.
8/16/2014 | Loria talks Manfred, replay, state of Marlins
Jeffrey Loria believes the future of Major League Baseball is in good hands with the naming of Rob Manfred as Bud Selig's replacement as the next Commissioner, the Marlins owner told reporters Saturday afternoon as he addressed a number of topics.
8/16/2014 | Hand or Penny headed to Marlins' bullpen
The Marlins have two days off scheduled next week on Monday and Thursday, and the rest not only gives the Marlins some time away from the ballpark, it affords manager Mike Redmond the chance to dwell on which starter -- either 24-year-old Brad Hand or 36-year-old Brad Penny -- he will send to the bullpen to accommodate Henderson Alvarez's return to the rotation on Saturday.
8/15/2014 | With Alvarez returning, DeSclafani optioned
The return of Henderson Alvarez to the mound on Saturday meant there was going to be the odd man out of the Marlins' pitching staff. Anthony DeSclafani was the one, being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, the team announced after Friday night's 3-2 loss to the D-backs. Alvarez will be activated from the 15-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation) before the third game of the series on Saturday.
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