He lost weight, and now he’s gaining MVP support. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who entered this week ranked second to none in the majors in RBIs and homers, is set to lead the Toronto Blue Jays when they visit the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Guerrero, who stands 6-foot-2, weighed more than 280 pounds last season.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 7:40 pm
The Miami Marlins have two of the National League’s top three RBI producers, including the outright leader in the statistic who is also playing Gold Glove-caliber defense. They have three starting pitchers ranked in the top 25 in ERA. They have an energetic, household-name-becoming rookie middle infielder putting up quality numbers at a position with little fanfare.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:37 pm
Ryan Boyer highlights Abraham Toro, Taylor Ward and others as he scours the waiver wire in search of category help. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:58 pm
But in a Miami Marlins organization loaded with outfielder talent at the minor-league level — Encarnacion is one of nine outfielders ranked among the Marlins’ top-30 prospects by MLB Pipeline — there isn’t necessarily a straight path for the slugging Encarnacion to get to the big leagues. So the Marlins have experimented this year with Encarnacion getting reps at first base, a spot where the club is lacking quality internal depth in the minor leagues.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:07 pm
I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. From a half-man, half-dolphin that loves to distract field-goal kickers to a seemingly always on the verge of committing a crime ibis with aggressive bushy eyebrows to a Sesame Street-looking fireball character with a basketball for a nose, Miami has itself a crop of mascots that are equal parts creepy and endearing.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:00 pm
For Rocker, however, it was memorable for all the wrong reasons. In his final game with Atlanta, Derrek Lee blasted a two-run home run in the ninth inning to lift the Florida Marlins to a 3-2 victory at Turner Field. Trying to take three of four from the Braves, Florida was down to its last out on June 21, 2001.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:00 am
Alec Mills watched as the Chicago Cubs got battered in back-to-back games by the Miami Marlins. Things sure were different this time. Mills and three relievers combined on a shutout and Chicago bounced back from two lopsided losses to beat Miami 2-0 Sunday and avoid a sweep.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:07 am
Ex-Cubs player Ben Zobrist claims in a lawsuit that wife Julianna had an affair with their pastor The 40-year-old Zobrist made those allegations in a lawsuit filed on his behalf in May in a Tennessee circuit court.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 11:24 pm
Zach Thompson pitches four no-hit innings vs. the Cubs, striking out seven and walking three in his third career start
Posted: June 20, 2021, 8:13 pm
Adam Duvall, Pablo López stifle Cubs in 11-1 win
Posted: June 19, 2021, 10:23 pm
Adam Duvall is open to participating in the Home Run Derby if Major League Baseball wants him. Duvall homered twice for the second straight game, Pablo López pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and the Miami Marlins pounded the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Saturday. The Marlins have outscored the NL Central leaders 21-3 through the first two games and put themselves in position to sweep their first series since winning both wild-card games against Chicago last fall.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 9:44 pm
Yadier Molina delivered a walk-off single as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the visiting Miami Marlins 1-0 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. The Cardinals are 6-0 against the Marlins this season, having allowed just six runs. Cardinals starting pitcher Johan Oviedo threw seven scoreless innings while yielding six hits, striking out four and walking none.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 1:55 am
A drop in performance – or spin rate – does not necessarily correlate to a pitcher suddenly ceasing the use of foreign substances on the baseball.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 10:23 am
Lightweight champion Teófimo López is symptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19, and his bout with mandatory challenger George Kambosos has been postponed until Aug. 14. López and Kambosos were scheduled to fight Saturday night at the Miami Marlins’ home stadium. The entire card has been pushed back eight weeks, according to Triller Fight Club co-founder Ryan Kavanaugh.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 12:43 am
It was supposed to be Triller time. But scratch that.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 4:25 pm
Drew Silva believes Miami Marlins outfielder Starling Marte is the team’s best trade piece and can help out a contender in the near future.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 2:48 pm
Tyler O’Neill doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the slumping St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Monday night to halt a three-game slide. Adam Wainwright tossed six effective innings and Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and an RBI as the Cardinals won for only the third time in 14 games. Dylan Floro (2-4), the fifth Miami pitcher, began the eighth with a walk to Dylan Carlson before Goldschmidt singled.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 3:46 am