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.
After one of the most tumultuous offseasons in team history, the Miami Marlins’ pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training at the team’s facility in Jupiter, Florida, hoping to start anew with a discouraged fanbase.
When the Miami Marlins take the field Wednesday night for opening day against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Fish will send their pitching ace, Josh Johnson to the mound for the first time in almost a year.
Anibal Sanchez made his spring debut in Charlotte Wednesday, dominating Tampa Bay and striking out four in two scoreless innings. leading the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 victory over the Rays.
This start for Carlos Zambrano against the Atlanta Braves went a lot better for him than his previous one.
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected for arguing a foul ball call and got a wave goodbye from Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine in Boston’s 5-3 win in 10 innings Monday.
Carlos Zambrano struggled with his control in his first start for Miami, allowing three runs while getting just four outs, and the Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Thursday.
The new-look Miami Marlins will take the field Monday for the first time in 2012 Grapefruit League action against the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Spring training is in full swing across the Grapefruit League and that means it’s the season of optimism, even for some of the worst teams in Major League Baseball.
The Miami Marlins had high hopes for center fielder Chris Coghlan this time last year. He was just two years removed from being the NL Rookie of the Year, but struggled last year and may not even make the team this season.