12:09 AM EDT, Sun April 21, 2019
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Marlins upset Nationals, Max Scherzer to take series in 9-3 win

Marlins upset Nationals, Max Scherzer to take series in 9-3 win

Miami’s offense plates nine runs in first win under new hitting coach. Miami put all their tools on display Saturday night with 11 hits, nine runs, and two stolen bases. José Ureña wins his first game of the season and he’s allowed three runs across 12 innings. The Marlins chased Max Scherzer out of the game after 5 1⁄3 innings. José Ureña: 6.0 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K Max Scherzer: 5.1 IP, 7R (6ER), 11H, 0 BB, 9 K The Marlins didn’t let Scherzer get out in front of them as Brian Anderson and Starlin Castro pushed across the Marlins first two runs in the first inning....
8 hours ago
Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 20, 2019

Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 20, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Nationals in Miami. Thanks for joining us for Saturday’s Marlins (5-15) vs. Nationals (9-9) game thread. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. I posted the full introduction toward the end of Spring Training. The monthly points leader for March/April, May, June, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. (Do you know of any South Florida businesses who might want to sponsor additional Fish Picks prizes? Details here.) The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you...
23 hours ago
Caleb Smith continues to shine in 3-2 win over the Nationals

Caleb Smith continues to shine in 3-2 win over the Nationals

The young arm showed his dominance while striking out 8. The Fish won a quality game last night. They were fairly even all night with the Washington Nationals. The Fish had been on a four game losing streak. Caleb Smith was fantastic in his start and got just enough offense. The offense made sure to capitalize on the Nats mistakes. Caleb Smith: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K Aníbal Sánchez: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K Typically, ex-Marlins tend to have good numbers against their former team. Sánchez came into last night pitching well against the Fish. Smith made sure he would out pitch...
Apr 19, 2019
Marlins fire hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo

Marlins fire hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo

Pags lasted just 20 games into his third season on the job. He takes the fall for overseeing MLB’s least productive lineup. Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill announced following Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Nationals that hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo has been relieved of his duties. Jeff Livesey will fill his shoes on an interim basis with Eric Duncan joining the major league staff as assistant hitting coach (after previously serving as minor league hitting coordinator). In doing so, the Marlins became the first team this season to fire a member of their MLB...
Apr 19, 2019
Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 19, 2019

Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 19, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Nationals in Miami. Thanks for joining us for Friday’s Marlins (4-15) vs. Nationals (9-8) game thread. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. I posted the full introduction toward the end of Spring Training. The monthly points leader for March/April, May, June, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. (Do you know of any South Florida businesses who might want to sponsor additional Fish Picks prizes? Details here.) The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you...
Apr 19, 2019
Marlins Injury Updates: Garrett Cooper taking BP; Riley Ferrell begins throwing progression

Marlins Injury Updates: Garrett Cooper taking BP; Riley Ferrell begins throwing progression

Also, several top-15 Marlins prospects land on the injured list after encouraging starts to the 2019 season. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes will pass along updates on injured Marlins players and top prospects as they attempt to get back on the field. Here is what we’ve learned in recent days... MLB Garrett Cooper taking BP on field, initiating running progression today. Riley Ferrell has begun his throwing progression. #Marlins— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) April 15, 2019 OF/1B Garrett Cooper (left calf strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list March 31. Cooper’s...
Apr 18, 2019
Earning Their Stripes Episode 3: Exclusive Interview with Marlins LHP Will Stewart

Earning Their Stripes Episode 3: Exclusive Interview with Marlins LHP Will Stewart

Ethan and Ian speak to Will Stewart about how he’s gone from 20th-round draft pick to impact starting pitching prospect, plus updates from across the Marlins farm system. Marlins left-hander Will Stewart joins Ethan and Ian for an interview about all aspects of his career (0:36), including what it means for him to be part of such a talented High-A Jupiter pitching staff (3:44), why the changeup is effective for him (5:05), reliving his no-hit bid from last week (6:14), describing some of his teammates (7:33), explaining the origin of his unique delivery (13:00), and reminiscing about...
Apr 17, 2019
Marlins Get Shut Out, 6-0; Suffer Sweep Against Chicago

Marlins Get Shut Out, 6-0; Suffer Sweep Against Chicago

The Marlins couldn’t overcome a rough 3rd inning, suffering their 3rd sweep of the season. It was the type of night many people expected from the Marlins this year. Inconsistent pitching, coupled with an ineffective offense and sub-par defense, resulted in a 6-0 loss against the Chicago Cubs. The loss gave the Marlins their third series sweep of this young season, and dropped them to a league-worst 4-15. Much like his last start, Sandy Alcantara was done in by one bad inning. After recording two outs in the 3rd, Sandy proceeded to allow five straight hits and four runs. Although he lost...
Apr 17, 2019
Fan support for Don Mattingly drops below 50% during Marlins free fall

Fan support for Don Mattingly drops below 50% during Marlins free fall

There’s a growing faction of the Marlins fanbase identifying Mattingly as a weak link in the franchise’s otherwise solid long-term rebuilding plan. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Marlins fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. There have not been too many glaring mistakes from Don Mattingly this season—just a series of microaggressions that suggest he’s an awkward fit for the Marlins managerial job moving forward. Bouncing Lewis Brinson all around the batting order. Using Wei-Yin Chen in...
Apr 17, 2019
Marlins vs. Cubs: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 17, 2019

Marlins vs. Cubs: Start time, how to watch, game thread and Fish Picks—April 17, 2019

Game preview, lineups, news and props for Marlins vs. Cubs in Miami. Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Marlins (4-14) vs. Cubs (7-9) game thread. Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes is your home for daily Fish Picks prop bets. I posted the full introduction toward the end of Spring Training. The monthly points leader for March/April, May, June, etc. wins Fish Stripes merchandise prizes. (Do you know of any South Florida businesses who might want to sponsor additional Fish Picks prizes? Details here.) The Fish Picks leaderboard will update daily to let you know where you...
Apr 17, 2019
Who is next? Monthly update on upcoming Marlins prospects

Who is next? Monthly update on upcoming Marlins prospects

Monthly update on upcoming Marlins prospects. Our new monthly segment “Who is next?” aims to provide updates on prospects whose big league promotion may be on the horizon. Particularly for a fanbase in a rebuild, these monthly updates will provide a glimpse of where the hope for the future lies. These articles will be divided into three groups, each including one pitching and one position player—and several honorable mentions—who fit the following descriptions: Almost here—Prospects who fans can comfortably anticipate seeing at Marlins Park within this season. More time...
Apr 17, 2019
A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 3: Jerar Encarnación & the Path to Baseball in America

A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 3: Jerar Encarnación & the Path to Baseball in America

Marlins outfield prospect Jerar Encarnación talks about his fast start and path to a pro baseball career. Miami Marlins prospect Jerar Encarnación (13:45) talks with us about his unusual discovery as a baseball player and the path to playing in the United States. Encarnación has reached base safely in every Clinton LumberKings game in 2019 while leading the team with 13 runs batted in. (Thanks to left-hander Nestor Bautista for serving as translator.) Here is the Dominican outfielder’s early-season spray chart, per Baseball Savant: We also talk about the breakout of...
Apr 17, 2019
Marlins Trade Regrets: Chris Paddack

Marlins Trade Regrets: Chris Paddack

A look back at the reason why Chris Paddack is not currently leading the Marlins rotation. Early on in 2019, fans are already raving about the young Marlins starters. Now, imagine also adding Chris Paddack to the mix. Among our group of #BabyFacedAces, Paddack may have even been the ace of the rotation. *sigh* This should have been reality if not for a tragic trade back on June 30, 2016. The Marlins were 41-37, held a National League Wild Card spot, and fielded one of their most talented teams in recent memory. Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcel Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, and Dee...
Apr 17, 2019
Our Noticias: Roster shakeup doesn’t wake up Marlins offense

Our Noticias: Roster shakeup doesn’t wake up Marlins offense

Defense looks good though, or maybe it’s just Isaac Galloway Fresh Fish Tuesday began with news of a Marlins roster shakeup. The team sent J.T. Riddle to AAA, making Miguel Rojas the starting shortstop going forward. Jarlin García and Isaac Galloway would join the big-league club in Miami for the game against the Cubs. ROSTER UPDATE: The Marlins today selected the contract of OF Isaac Galloway and recalled LHP Jarlin Garcia from @cakesbaseball ;the club also optioned INF JT Riddle to NOLA and will have a corresponding move for Garcia prior to the game.— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) April...
Apr 16, 2019
Quintana, Cubs shut down Marlins

Quintana, Cubs shut down Marlins

Pregame roster moves did little to spark Miami’s offense, while Pablo López faded after a strong first few innings. It’s yet another series loss. Behind José Quintana’s stellar seven shutout innings, the Cubs blanked the Marlins at Marlins Park Tuesday night, 4-0. Quintana had a poor 5.25 ERA in two previous career games against the Marlins. But on this occasion, the veteran left-hander mixed his pitches unpredictably and frequently got ahead in the count (first-pitch strikes to 21 of 27 batters faced). Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Different story for Pablo López....