Tino Martinez’s last job with the Miami Marlins ended with the hitting coach being accused of mistreating players. But, Martinez said Thursday it wasn’t an issue of mistreatment, but of trying to toughen up “soft” players.
Miami second baseman Derek Dietrich broke his nose when he was struck in the face by a bad-hop single during the Marlins’ 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
The Marlins hitting coach has resigned following accusations of mistreatment toward one of the players according to sources.
Last November, the Miami Marlins decided to disassemble most of the team in a massive trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Marlins dumped almost every big name and contract to the Blue Jays in exchange for prospects and pundits pounced. But the Marlins may have the last laugh.
The Miami Marlins have called up two of their top prospects, outfielders Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick, from their Double A affiliate in Jacksonville.
The Miami Marlins’ rough first inning certainly didn’t suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
Jon Jay scored from first on right fielder Giancarlo Stanton’s throwing error on Shane Robinson’s single with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
Marcell Ozuna has given the Miami Marlins big hits and some hope for the future.
Cody Ross can see clearly now, so he must have had a nice view as his decisive pinch-hit home run sailed into the left-field seats.
Giancarlo Stanton showed how much more potent the Miami Marlins are when he is in the lineup.