4/22/2014 | Slump doesn't diminish Stanton's stellar April
Giancarlo Stanton entered Tuesday 0-for-11 since hitting a walk-off grand slam in the Marlins' 8-4 win against the Mariners on Friday night at Marlins Park. However, the slump is a small blip in Stanton's otherwise torrid April.
4/22/2014 | Cishek's closer numbers up with the best of them
Steve Cishek has quietly joined Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel and Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman as one of the best closers in baseball. The Miami right-hander entered Tuesday having converted 32 consecutive save chances dating back to June 8, 2013, and he notched his 33rd straight in a 1-0 win over the Braves.
4/22/2014 | Glavine teasing gives Redmond a laugh
Hall of Famer Tom Glavine joined Braves broadcasters Chip Caray and Joe Simpson in the booth on Monday, and the announcing team teased Glavine about his struggles to get Marlins manager Mike Redmond out.
4/21/2014 | Marlins win challenge in eighth
Marlins manager Mike Redmond successfully challenged a forceout of Marcell Ozuna at second during a Miami rally that ultimately fell short in the top of the eighth on Monday night at Turner Field.
4/21/2014 | Fernandez gets first look at Braves since scuffle
The last time Jose Fernandez faced the Braves, he gave up an Evan Gattis homer and little else in seven strong innings. But the story of the night on Sept. 11, 2013, was Fernandez's two-run home run off Mike Minor in the sixth. After standing at the plate to admire his shot, the benches cleared.
4/21/2014 | Yelich setting tone atop lineup
As the Marlins slogged through an awful April in 2013, Miami outfielder Christian Yelich honed his skills with Double-A Jacksonville. One year later, Yelich has helped revitalize the Marlins offense atop the lineup.
4/21/2014 | Friendship born from Boston bombing still strong for Salty
Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia first met Jeff Bauman when the Red Sox visited those injured by the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon. From there, a friendship was born. Despite leaving Boston to sign with Miami during the offseason, Saltalamacchia remains close with Bauman and others he met in the tragedy's aftermath.
4/21/2014 | Marlins considering four-man rotation through April
The Marlins have not yet decided whether they will go with a four-man rotation until early May, something off-days on April 24 and 28 make possible. By the time the stretch ends, Jacob Turner could be ready to return from the disabled list
4/21/2014 | Missed chances loom large for Marlins in Atlanta
Miami finished 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position and wasted a fourth straight quality start by Tom Koehler in a 4-2 loss, the club's seventh straight defeat on the road to begin this season. Arquimedes Caminero surrendered a walk-off, two-run homer to Evan Gattis in the bottom of the 10th.
4/21/2014 | Heaney leads big day for Marlins on the farm
The Marlins' farm system's left-leaning tendencies were on full display on the mound Sunday, as top prospect Andrew Heaney went seven innings against Pensacola (Reds) in the Double-A Southern League and allowed just one run on three hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out nine.
4/20/2014 | Marlins reap benefit of overturned call
Marlins manager Mike Redmond leapt out of the dugout before Christian Yelich had much of a chance to even complain about a close call at home plate in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Mariners. A few minutes later, Redmond and the Marlins were awarded a reversal in their favor for the second time this weekend.
4/20/2014 | McGehee proving to be a hit at Marlins Park
Marlins Park may frustrate some hitters because of its spacious dimensions, but Casey McGehee is taking advantage of the big building by simply striving to hit the ball hard.
4/20/2014 | Teheran faces Marlins looking to build on shutout
Julio Teheran, coming off a three-hit shutout, will pitch on Monday night opposite Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler, who also has all of his pitches working.
4/20/2014 | Marlins offense getting it done early
The Marlins entered Sunday's game against the Mariners with some impressive offensive statistics. Miami was second in the National League in team batting average (.279) and runs (91), and the Marlins lead the NL in walks (63).
4/20/2014 | Bullpen the beneficiary of Alvarez's gem
There was still a buzz Sunday about the complete-game two-hitter that Henderson Alvarez threw Saturday night in a 7-0 Marlins win against the Mariners.
4/20/2014 | Marlins rally past Mariners in series finale
Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games by sparking the eighth-inning rally as the Marlins defeated the Mariners, 3-2, in front of 20,228 at Marlins Park, securing the Marlins' third consecutive victory and a 4-2 homestand.
4/19/2014 | Marlins try to take battle of fill-ins, finish sweep
In a couple of weeks, Kevin Slowey will celebrate his 30th birthday, and the veteran right-hander is lined up to make his 105th career big league start on Sunday. Slowey's counterpart in the series finale on Easter is a right-hander set to make his 2014 debut. Slowey will oppose Seattle's Brandon Maurer as Miami goes for the sweep.
4/19/2014 | Alvarez flirts with second no-no in two-hit shutout
Henderson Alvarez celebrated his 24th birthday on Friday, and on Saturday night, the Marlins right-hander flirted with perfection. Alvarez threw a two-hit shutout, and he faced one above the minimum of 27 batters in the Marlins' 7-0 victory over the Mariners in front of 24,003 at Marlins Park.
4/19/2014 | Marlins hitters ready for when teams walk Stanton
No matter the opponent, all the scouting reports about the Marlins say the same thing: Don't let Giancarlo Stanton beat you. The Mariners were trying to avoid just that scenario on Friday night. They intentionally walked the Miami slugger twice. When they didn't, Stanton made them pay. The 24-year-old collected three hits, drove in five runs and ended the night with a walk-off grand slam in Miami's 8-4 win.
4/19/2014 | Late innings a work in progress for bullpen
Late-inning letdowns have plagued the Marlins' bullpen over the past 12 games. In Friday night's 8-4 walk-off win over the Mariners, a one-run lead was erased in the seventh inning. Prior to that, there have been several crushing home runs allowed by Miami's relievers.
4/19/2014 | Marlins keeping transfer rule in mind in the field
MLB's strictly enforced transfer rule has certainly gotten the attention of the Marlins, and it happened to play a big role in Friday night's 8-4 walk-off win over the Mariners at Marlins Park.
4/19/2014 | Elias hopes to stabilize Seattle staff, end skid
Roenis Elias has been a steady presence since a breakout Cactus League earned him a spot in Seattle's depleted rotation. He'll look to continue his early-season success and help the Mariners snap a four-game losing streak Saturday night in Miami, where Henderson Alvarez can earn his first win of the year and secure a series victory.
4/18/2014 | Transfer rule leads to overturned call in Miami
Earlier in the day Friday, the Marlins got a memo from the league outlining the umpires' interpretation of the "transfer rule." In the ninth inning later that night, Miami benefited from the rule that has been gaining plenty of attention lately. The rule worked in the Marlins' favor, leading to an overturned call that set up Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off grand slam in an 8-4 win over the Mariners at Marlins Park.
4/18/2014 | Stanton atones for error, slams Seattle in ninth
Giancarlo Stanton rocked Marlins Park on Friday night and received a water bath in the process. Stanton blasted a grand slam in the ninth inning to propel the Marlins to an 8-4 win over the Mariners. The dramatic drive came off Yoervis Medina with no outs. Stanton spiked his helmet prior to reaching home and was then doused with water by his teammates as he touched the plate.
4/18/2014 | Yelich remains consistent amid Marlins' slump
At a time when the Marlins as a team have been in a slump, Christian Yelich has stayed hot. A career-high 11-game hitting streak entering Friday has helped raise Yelich's average to .317, and the 22-year-old left fielder is getting on base at a .388 clip.
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