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Stadium: Marlins Park | Manager: Mike Redmond
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Isn't Giancarlo Stanton not getting voted as a starter in the All-Star Game a blessing in disguise? They should just leave him at DH for the entire game.
Henderson Alvarez is 4-0 with a 1.01 ERA in his past eight starts.
Lots of things are catching up to them. The only series they've won in June was a four-game sweep of the Rays. Since that series, they're 6-11, including series losses to the Mets and the Cubs twice.
Casey McGehee was Masahiro Tanaka's teammate in Japan last season. This year, he might be playing opposite him in the All-Star Game.
The longer they hang around, the more they become one of those 14-16 seeds in the NCAA basketball tournament that keeps getting more and more excited and tougher to chase.
The Marlins are 2-2 in games started by Jose Fernandez's replacements even though they have a 4.83 ERA.
We're seeing Giancarlo Stanton put everything together at the plate and he's staying healthy, too. He's also only 24 years old. You know how the Marlins could make a big-time statement to their fans? They could give him a long-term extension right now with a no-trade clause. He's set to be a free agent after the 2016 season, so they could buy out all his arbitration years and three or so of his free agency years. It would really send a message that the sell-off cycle isn't going to continue.
It's possible I was a bit harsh in the drastic drop last week, but at the time they had lost five games in a row, were 3-15 on the road and had just lost one of baseball's best pitchers. Getting a split in San Francisco was a good step forward, but I'm still far from bullish on this team finishing anywhere close to contention. Just look at the personnel.
That Jose Fernandez injury is just depressing. For all of baseball. Just like Matt Harvey and so many before him. Also, yes, this drop reflects Fernandez now being out of the equation, but it also reflects their 3-15 road record and how easy this losing streak was to predict. The future might be bright, but the present isn't.
"Well lookie what we have here." It'll be interesting to see them take this show on the road, because while they've now won seven of their past eight overall, they are 2-10 on the road.
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2014 Team Leaders
AVGCasey McGehee , 3B.318
HRGiancarlo Stanton , RF21
RBIGiancarlo Stanton , RF62
OBPGiancarlo Stanton , RF.401
SLGGiancarlo Stanton , RF.554
RGiancarlo Stanton , RF61
SBChristian Yelich , LF11
WMike Dunn , RP7
ERAHenderson Alvarez , SP2.27
WHIPNathan Eovaldi , SP1.24
KTom Koehler , SP84
SVSteve Cishek , RP20
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