Judged against expectations, the Miami Marlins at the All-Star break might be the best thing in town among our Big Four pro teams, which, granted, might say more about the town than it does the baseball team. The Dolphins fell from a playoff year to a 6-10 record chased by a dubious offseason. The Panthers improved but still disappointed in missing the playoffs despite a young core more promising than it is producing. The Heat seems stuck in the hopeless no-man's land of low-playoff-seed average. The Marlins at least are exceeding expectations and showing signs that there may have been a method to the sadness in the latest fire sale that served as a jarring franchise reboot under the new owners.
MIAMI (AP) — Aaron Nola needed three batters to settle down Saturday, and by then it was too late. The All-Star right-hander gave up two runs in the first inning and the punchless Philadelphia Phillies never recovered, losing to the Miami Marlins 2-0. The NL East-leading Phillies have scored only 24 runs in their past nine games. Nola (12-3) needed 31 pitches to get through the first. After he loaded the bases with none out, one run scored on a groundout, and another came home on Martin Prado's two-out single. In that one inning, Nola surrendered as many runs as he had given up in his previous three starts combined. "We got him early," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "That's what you need
MIAMI — Aaron Altherr drove in his first run of July and later started a sensational relay to protect the lead, helping Jake Arrieta and the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies top the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Friday night. Arrieta pitched seven innings of three-hit ball. Victor Arano got three outs and Pat Neshek finished the three-hitter for his first save. Maikel Franco hit his 13th homer of the season in the ninth for the Phillies, who have won 10 of their last 13. Altherr, who came in hitting only .169, doubled in Scott Kingery in the second inning for all the support Arrieta (7-6) would need. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out three and walked three. Arrieta faced the minimum 15
MIAMI (AP) — Aaron Altherr produjo su primera carrera del mes e inició un espectacular tiro de relevo para proteger la ventaja y ayudar a Jake Arrieta y a los Filis de Filadelfia a derrotar el viernes 2-0 a los Marlins de Miami. Arrieta permitió tres hits en siete entradas. Víctor Arano sacó tres outs y Pet Neshek culminó la blanqueada con su primer salvamento. Maikel Franco llegó a 13 jonrones en la temporada con su tablazo en la novena entrada por los Filis, que han ganado 10 de sus últimos 13 juegos para ocupar la cima del Este de la Liga Nacional. Altherr, quien llegó al juego con porcentaje de apenas .169, llevó al plato a Scott Kingery con un doblete en la segunda entrada para proporcionarle
Jul 14 (OPTA) - Box score from Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies on SaturdayMiami 2, Philadelphia 0 Philadelphia ab r h rbi bb so avg Hernandez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .270 Hoskins lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .255 Herrera cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .276 Santana 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .211 Franco 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .269 Williams rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .248 Kingery ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .236 Alfaro c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .254 Knapp ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .238 Nola p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .081 Altherr ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175 Leiter Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Valentin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .177 Totals 33 0 8 0 2 5 - Miami ab r h rbi bb so avg Dietrich lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 . ...
Jake Arrieta threw a gem and finally got strong defense behind him in a 2-0 road win over the Marlins Friday night. By Jim Salisbury
With the Miami Marlins chilling in the cellar of the National League East at 38-56, the team is preparing to further its rebuild at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Craig Mish of SiriusXM reported on Wednesday that Miami has placed infielder Starlin Castro and reliever Brad Ziegler on the trading block. The non-waiver trade deadline offers the new ownership an opportunity to continue the franchise's latest fire sale. The Marlins traded away reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton and All-Star Marcell Ozuna during the offseason. Castro, who was acquired in the Stanton trade, reportedly did not want to be a part of another rebuilding process and desired to be traded, per The Athletic's
MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar hit like the All-Star he is, while the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers hit like also-rans. Aguilar was added to the NL All-Star team Wednesday night and then validated the selection with three hits and three RBIs, but his teammates went 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position and Milwaukee lost 5-4 to the Miami Marlins in 12 innings. “That's going to happen,” Aguilar said. “We've got to keep going. We're playing really good. We've got to turn the page.” Starlin Castro singled home the winning run with one out in the 12th. Aguilar doubled home a run in the first, singled in the fourth and hit a tying, two-run double in the eighth against Drew Steckenrider. He also learned