Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drove in four runs Sunday, and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 to avert a four-game series sweep.
Based on the way Carlos Villanueva has thrown the ball for the Chicago Cubs, they would appear to have a good chance to complete their first four-game series sweep in almost two years.
David DeJesus impacted the game with his first and last at-bat. After doubling and scoring a run to lead-off the game, DeJesus hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to help lift the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the struggling Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs’ Travis Wood has pitched well so far this season but hasn’t been given much support.
Down the line, Anthony Rizzo has the potential to be one of the best offensive players in the league.
The Miami Marlins are making some noise at baseball’s winter meetings this week, but it’s not by signing any big name free agent. Instead, the Marlins are trying to get rid of Yunel Escobar and trying to figure out what to do with Ricky Nolasco, who wants out of the troubled franchise.
The Miami Marlins fire sale got rid of most of the talent on the team. Now, multiple teams are inquiring about the availability of the Marlins’ only star player left, right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.
Seven years removed from the only pitch he ever saw in the majors, Adam Greenberg returned to a major league batter’s box on Tuesday night as a pinch hitter for the Miami Marlins against the New York Mets’ R.A. Dickey.
It’s taken seven years of hard work and a little help from a documentary film maker, but Tuesday night at Marlins Park, Adam Greenberg finally got his one at bat in the Major Leagues.
Paul Maholm welcomed Mark Buehrle back to Chicago with a spot-on impersonation of his fellow veteran left-hander.