May 20, 2016 |
Go ahead, try. Try to explain how the Phillies, now one quarter into this season, are on the verge of first place, just a half-game behind. Try to understand how just about every win follows the same formula, the familiar late-inning drama powered by proficient pitching and well-timed hitting. The Phillies beat the Miami Marlins, 4-2, Wednesday without their best hitter. They fielded an outfield that had combined for zero home runs and batted a bench player third. The manager's strategy when he assembles his lineup is "Why not?"
February 12, 2015 |
TAKING A LOOK at the Miami Marlins: Manager: Mike Redmond Last 5 years: 2014: 77-85, third place; 2013: 62-100, fifth; 2012: 69-93, fifth; 2011: 72-90, fifth; 2010: 80-82, third Additions: 2B Dee Gordon, 1B Michael Morse, RHP Dan Haren, OF Ichiro Suzuki Subtractions: RHP Chris Hatcher, RHP Anthony DeScalafani What to expect: In November, the Marlins inked rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year contract...
August 15, 2012 |
MIAMI - By the time Cole Hamels concluded his latest masterpiece, a 4-0 shutout of the Marlins that extended his scoreless innings streak to 22, he had his pick of metrics in which to take pride. An ERA that stood at 2.91, eighth in the National League. A win total that grew to 13, tied for fifth. Strikeouts? 158, good enough for third in the league. But for a pitcher who spent 2010 and 2011 watching Roy Halladay grind his way into the later innings of nearly every start, the innings total means the most.
May 22, 2013
Here is where the Marlins rank among the all-time worst offenses: Team Season G R R/G 1 Wilmington Quicksteps 1884 18 35 1.94 2 St. Louis Cardinals 1908 154 371 2.41 3 Washington Senators 1909 156 380 2.44 4 Brooklyn Superbas 1908 154 377 2.45 5 Phillies 1942 151 394 2.61 6 St.
April 8, 2016 |
Born in Ecuador, Lizardo Ortiz has been a legal permanent resident of the United States since 2008. A welder with the strong hands to show for it, he lives in Downingtown with his wife, Rosa. Ortiz, 61, has been eligible to become an American citizen for the last three years. But only now has he decided to apply. Did the harsh immigration rhetoric of the presidential campaign spur him to act? Was he moved by the hard lines of some GOP candidates, chiefly Donald Trump, who this week said he would block remittances to families in Mexico to pay for his "beautiful" border wall?
December 21, 2012 |
MIAMI - A person familiar with the negotiations says third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Marlins hadn't announced a deal. Polanco, 37, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with the Phillies. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers. The deal solidifies the Marlins' lineup following an offseason payroll purge.
February 7, 2013 |
Second in a series that looks at the NL East teams. THE FOLLOWING could be entries for the Miami Marlins' 2013 marketing campaign: The Miami Marlins . . . because LeBron James and the Heat aren't in season. The Miami Marlins . . . because a ticket includes free admission to the Clevelander, the in-ballpark club where "scantily clad" is the dress code. The Miami Marlins . . . because Dexter will kill you if you don't go. The Miami Marlins . . . because it's Dress Like Tubbs and Crockett Night every Friday.
October 6, 2015 |
According to CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have granted bench coach Larry Bowa permission to speak to the Miami Marlins about their managerial job. Dan Jennings, the Marlins' general-manager-turned-manager, is reportedly set to return to the front office. Bowa, who turns 70 in December, is expected to interview with the Marlins on Monday, according to MLB.com. He was one of four coaches the Phillies asked to return for next season. Pitching coach Bob McClure, hitting coach Steve Henderson, and first-base coach Juan Samuel were the others.
May 7, 2013 |
The Phillies scored only two runs on five hits combined during two consecutive losses to the Miami Marlins. Jump-starting the offense won't be easy Monday night when they open a three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants. The Phillies will face 23-year-old lefthander Madison Bumgarner, who is off to a sizzling start. Bumgarner, who is 2-0 with a 0.00 career record in two World Series games, is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA this season. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his six starts.
December 5, 2011 |
DALLAS - The suddenly splurging Miami Marlins landed their second big free agent in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract with all-star shortstop Jose Reyes , a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The Marlins gave the NL batting champion a deal that includes a club option for 2018 that would make the contract worth $120 million, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.