Things have certainly changed for the Miami Marlins from this time a year ago.
The Miami Marlins are starting to get some momentum as they make a push towards a playoff berth.
While the Miami Marlins haven’t been hitting very well of late, they’ve still managed to keep winning games.
Henderson Alvarez made a successful return to the mound after missing two starts, pitching seven strong innings and leading the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Not long after Jose Fernandez went on the shelf in May, Henderson Alvarez stepped up to become the Miami Marlins’ most reliable starter until he was forced to make his own trip to the disabled list.
Aaron Hill and Cliff Pennington hit home runs in the first inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Friday night.
Brad Penny came away with a win last weekend in his first major league start in nearly three years and first for the Miami Marlins in a decade.
The Miami Marlins used a big five-run eighth inning to take down the host Pittsburgh Pirates in the opening game of a three-game set. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they could be dealing with bigger issues than a bad outing by their bullpen.
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten some good starting pitching during their series with the Miami Marlins.
As the 2014 MLB trade deadline approaches, general managers around the league are preparing to be buyers or sellers and do what they can to improve their team either in the short term or in the long term.