If Stephen Strasburg is to avoid losing a third straight start, he likely can’t afford another rough outing in Miami.
The Miami Marlins have been playing some great baseball over the past couple weeks and are clawing their way back into the postseason discussion.
As the trade deadline approaches, the Miami Marlins have utilized strong pitching and timely hitting to put together a streak of wins that has brought the team back into contention for the postseason.
Henderson Alvarez expects to make his next start despite limping off the field Saturday after being hit in the left shin by Joe Panik’s grounder.
Although they’ve been more often on the short end of an all-or-nothing offense, the San Francisco Giants have been on the positive side the last two games to move back into first place.
IKEA is treating possible future patrons to a “cafecito” break as part of the grand opening of their new Miami store.
Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings. Make that 2-40 now.
If the Miami Marlins’ struggles continue, they could join the Philadelphia Phillies as sellers at the trade deadline at the end of July.
Resiliency has been one key to the Oakland Athletics’ success this season. After rallying for another late-inning victory, the A’s try to hand the Miami Marlins a fourth consecutive home loss Saturday.
Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Anthony DeSclafani left Friday night’s 9-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics with a bruised right forearm. His status is day to day.