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Michael Jong

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MLB Score: Miami Marlins 8, Seattle Mariners 4

The Miami Marlins come away with a walk-off victory thanks to some questionable decision making and a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off grand slam that bailed out a subpar Nathan Eovaldi start.

Marlins vs. Mariners: Game 17 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins host the Seattle Mariners for a three-game set at Marlns Park. They'll look to support Nathan Eovaldi, who has been stellar throughtout the season thus far.

Marlins' starters to blame for bullpen problems?

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond believes that the Marlins' recent bullpen problems late in games was in part due to problems caused by early starter exits. But it's been shown that relievers could stand to work more in baseball games.

Furcal and the Marlins' decision on Derek Dietrich

Rafael Furcal is on his way back from a Spring Training injury and should resume his spot at second base in the lineup. What will that likely mean for the streaking but defensively struggling Derek Dietrich?

How much longer will Marlins turn to Hand, Slowey?

The Miami Marlins have gotten two bad starts out of Brad Hand and could look to Kevin Slowey in the next rotation turn. Is there any chance the Fish will bring a prospect from the minors to replace either player?

Giancarlo Stanton's power-laden April hot streak

The Miami Marlins have to be happy about Giancarlo Stanton's hot April start, which has been filled with power swings. Is there any reason to believe this will continue?

Nathan Eovaldi and Tony Cingrani: Fastball mavens

There is plenty of buzz surrounding Cincinnati Reds starter Tony Cingrani and how he works successfully with his fastball-dominant arsenal. Can Nathan Eovaldi learn a lesson from the Reds prospect?

Marlins vs. Nationals: Game 14 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will head home looking to snap a seven-game skid. Their first crack will come against a team that contributed to the losses, the Washington Nationals.

Mike Redmond and the Marlins' continuity

Mike Redmond has made his fair share of mistakes at the helm of the Miami Marlins. But sacrificing team continuity is not going to assist the long-term goals of the Fish.

The 2014 Miami Marlins: One week later

The Miami Marlins were riding high on a 5-2 record and a fantastic performance, and a week later they have lost six straight games in addition to their Sunday loss to the Padres. How have things changed for the Fish this past week?

MLB Scores: Marlins 3, Phillies 4

Henderson Alvarez and the Miami Marlins' offense did just enough to win, but a late home run against Mike Dunn sealed the Fish's seventh straight loss, a 4-3 sweep finale against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Marlins vs. Phillies: Game 13 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins are looking to avoid their second straight sweep and seventh straight loss as they battle the Philadelphia Phillies in the finale.

Marlins vs. Phillies: Game 11 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins visit the Philadelphia Phillies after a three-game set against the Washington Nationals resulted in an ugly sweep. The Fish will turn to Jose Fernandez versus former Marlin A.J. Burnett.

The Miami Marlins and moves towards respectability

The Miami Marlins made a few moves in the offseason in an effort not necessarily to compete, but to strive towards respectability. There were benefits to this beyond simply being better than they were in their ugly 2013 season.

Christian Yelich's plate patience not paying off

Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich is seeing a lot of pitches at the plate. But his patient work in 38 plate appearances thus far has not paid off in the walks department.

Marlins vs. Nationals: Game 10 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will try to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals, with Tom Koehler on the mound versus Stephen Strasburg.

Marlins pitching depth helps in Turner injury

The shoulder injury to Jacob Turner has landed him on the 15-day disabled list, and while it does not appear to be a severe-enough injury to warrant long-term replacement, the Fish can rest easily knowing they have a large amount of pitching depth.

Jacob Turner to miss Wednesday start

Jacob Turner will not be making the start tonight versus the Washington Nationals, as he hurt his shoulder in batting practice and will be medically evaluated. Lefty Brad Hand will take his place on the mound.

Nathan Eovaldi somehow generating strikeouts

Nathan Eovaldi has almost exclusively relied on two pitches so far this season. How has he racked up 14 strikeouts in 13 innings of work as a result? The answer is reminiscent of an old Marlins name.

MLB Scores: Marlins 0, Nationals 5

The Miami Marlins failed to deliver any offense against Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals, while the Nats capitalized on two-out opportunities at multiple turns. The result was an ugly 5-0 shutout loss.

Marlins vs. Nationals: Game 8 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins begin a week on the road, as they first visit the NL East favorites, the Washignton Nationals, in a three-game set starting tonight. Henderson Alvarez looks to recover from a poor first start to 2014.

The 2014 Miami Marlins and wins in the book

It is easy to say that the Miami Marlins are going to regress going forward in 2014. But if the Fish extend their good luck into a second week, you have to at least consider how many wins the Marlins will start with in the books before their slide.

The 2014 Miami Marlins: Somewhere in between

The 2014 Miami Marlins are neither the bulldozer they showed to be the first week nor the pushover they were projected to be. As with all stories, the truth is somewhere in between.

The 2014 Miami Marlins are not real

Thw Miami Marlins have started 5-2 in the first week of the 2014 regular season. There is an argument to say that this week was all a mirage, however.

The 2014 Miami Marlins are real

The Miami Marlins finished the first week of the 2014 regular season at a staggering 5-2 record, and there is one side of the coin that says this latest Fish group is here to stay competitive.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 5, San Diego Padres 0

The Miami Marlins attained their fifth win of the 2014 regular season, and it was achieved on the back of the team's two stars, as Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton delivered in an impressive 5-0 win over the San Diego Padres.

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