May 21, 2008 |
MIAMI -- Maybe these first-place Florida Marlins are no fluke. Dan Uggla hit his 14th home run and Kevin Gregg escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning to help the Marlins take the opening game in a series between division leaders, beating Arizona, 3-2, on Tuesday night. The game was the Marlins' first against an opponent that has a winning record since May 1, and the widespread assumption is the team with baseball's smallest payroll will fold as the schedule becomes more difficult.
April 23, 2002 |
Preston Wilson and Derrek Lee each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning and Cliff Floyd later had a three-run shot as the Florida Marlins avoided a sweep, beating the Atlanta Braves, 8-3, Monday night at Atlanta. Florida snapped Atlanta's season-high four-game winning streak and also denied the Braves their first four-game series sweep in almost five years. Brad Penny (2-1) pitched six-plus innings for the win, giving up eight hits and two earned runs.
September 17, 2002 |
Brad Penny is starting to get better results with less hard work. Penny, who has stopped throwing in the bullpen between starts, gave up four hits and a run in six innings as the Florida Marlins defeated the Atlanta Braves, 5-1, Monday night at Miami to end Kevin Millwood's eight-game winning streak. With more rest between outings, Penny said he feels stronger than he has all season. He hit 98 mph on the radar gun several times. "It felt really good," Penny said.
August 16, 1996 |
Mark Kotsay, a former college player of the year at Cal State Fullerton, signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins that includes a signing bonus of $1.125 million. Kotsay, the ninth pick in the June draft, reported to the Marlins' Class-A team at Kane County, Ill. . . . San Francisco Giant third baseman Matt Williams will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Saturday. . . .
May 26, 1994 |
The Florida Marlins are interested in acquiring J.T. Snow. The Angels have told other teams that they're only interested in obtaining pitchers for Snow, so if the Marlins make a proposal, the Angels will have solid information on which to base a decision. New Manager Marcel Lachemann, who was Florida's pitching coach until a week ago, knows the Marlin pitching prospects better than anyone in the organization.
March 12, 2008 |
Time is running out on Josh Beckett's slim chance of traveling to Tokyo to pitch in Boston's first two regular-season games. The Red Sox ace who led the majors with 20 wins last season has yet to pitch in a regular exhibition game, and his back injury might keep him from doing that. Plus, sitting on a plane for the long flight to Japan next Wednesday wouldn't be very comfortable. "The one thing we're not going to do is send him over there to pitch three innings and hurt his back," Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday.
April 2, 2008 |
MIAMI -- Pedro Martinez slowly walked off the mound. The New York Mets have no idea how long before he'll return. Robert Andino's first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning gave the Florida Marlins a 5-4 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night after Martinez departed with a leg injury. Already coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Martinez limped away with a strained left hamstring in the fourth inning, after 57 pitches. "He said he felt kind of a pop," Mets Manager Willie Randolph said.
April 13, 1998 |
The Florida Marlins activated third baseman Bobby Bonilla off the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Josh Booty to triple-A Charlotte. Bonilla, who was in the Marlins' starting lineup, had not played since Game 7 of the 1997 World Series after undergoing off-season wrist and Achilles' tendon surgery. Bonilla spent spring training rehabilitating and has not faced live pitching since last season.
January 27, 1996
To Mike Downey and every so-called baseball fan who supports the club owners in their shortsighted attempt to introduce interleague play: 1. For every Yankee-Met game, there will be wonderful matchups like the Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins at Fenway Park. 2. Thanks to the club owners' greedy over-expansion and ridiculous three-division format, we don't see enough of the established rivalries. The Dodgers and Giants used to play 22 times a season; that had shrunk to 13 as of 1995.
June 27, 1997 |
Less than a year after spending $89 million on free agents, and less than five years after the team started play, H. Wayne Huizenga said Thursday he is putting the Florida Marlins up for sale. "You shouldn't fall in love with a team," Huizenga said. "We kept spending, spending and spending and it had just gotten to a point where it just doesn't work."