To the surprise of absolutely no one who follows baseball, Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond announced that defending National League rookie of the year Jose Fernandez will be the team’s opening day starter.
Crews are polishing the Marlins Ballpark, prepping for a second season in Little Havana. Opening day will be historic for the team, especially how they fill the seats.
After a tumultuous offseason featuring a fire-sale of talent, the Miami Marlins are making plans for opening day 2013 and settled on the first pitcher out of the gates for the Fish.
The Miami Marlins feel pretty confident in their projected starting rotation of Ricky Nolasco, Jacob Turner, Nathan Eovaldi, and Henderson Alvarez. But the fifth spot is still up for grabs and the pitcher that will take the mound Saturday in the Marlins’ opening game of spring training is hoping to secure that spot.
Jay Bruce homered and drove in a pair of runs, and Johnny Cueto dominated in his first opening-day start, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday before one of their biggest crowds.
The Miami Marlins have opened their brand new stadium, Thursday, they will look for their first win of the season on the road in Cincinnati.
After more than a decade of false starts and acrimonious debate, the Marlins dream of a stadium to call their home turned to reality Wednesday with the official opening of Marlins Ballpark.
Hundreds of hairline cracks have appeared on support beams along exterior walls of Miami’s four parking garages at the new Little Havana ballpark for the Marlins. The repairs will cause some delays.
Just over one year before the new Marlins stadium is scheduled to host its first game, the team is getting ready to show off a milestone in the construction process – the topping off of the signature retractable roof.