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.
For the first time since they were renamed, the entire Miami Marlins roster will show up in Jupiter to start spring training for the upcoming 2012 season Sunday.
Hmm, well no one played last night locally so let’s see…there’s plenty going on tonight. The Cats take on the Capitals for first place in the Southeast Division; the Heat return to Cavaliers; and the Hurricanes play this weekend.
Major league baseball teams started coming to Florida for spring training almost a century ago, traveling by rail from the often still-frozen North to get in shape and play some exhibition games in the sun.
The Super Bowl may have just ended football season; but believe it or not, it’s almost baseball season.
The Miami Marlins will be returning to their spring training home in Jupiter, Florida on February 22nd in anticipation of the first season in the new Marlins stadium.
The Marlins had been riding high on a winning streak dating to mid-March. But Wednesday, in the team’s final exhibition game, the Marlins winning streak was ended by the New York Mets, 6-3.