Strong pitching has spurred the Miami Marlins’ home success against the New York Mets, and Tom Koehler has been an unexpected contributor.
A very valueable Cuban baseball player has reportedly defected from the island.
Just like his team, Atlanta Braves right-hander Ervin Santana got off to a strong start. Those feel-good days, though, have been few and far between for both parties over the last month.
Jacob Turner pitched 6 1-3 scoreless innings to help the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday.
Shane Battier called it one of the biggest honors of his life.
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami’s favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
Precocious and prolific, with a predilection for the prodigious, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has never had a start like this.
Roenis Elias has probably thrown well enough to win each of the first three starts of his major league career, proving he certainly belongs in the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation.
Chris Young’s first start in the majors in 19 months was likely everything he and Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon could have hoped for.
Right-hander Kevin Slowey will move into the Miami Marlins’ rotation to replace struggling left-hander Brad Hand and start Sunday against Seattle.