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  1. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Up to date breaking news and recaps for the

    Florida Marlins

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    Lineup:

    1. Juan Pierre
    2. Chris Coghlan/Emilio Bonifacio*
    3. Hanley Ramirez
    4. Cody Ross
    5. Ryan Garko
    6. Doug Mientkiewicz
    7. John Baker/Ronny Paulino*
    8. Cameron Maybin/Mike Lamb*
    9. Pitcher

    *Left-handed pitcher vs. Right-handed pitcher platoons.

    Starting Rotation:
    1. Josh Johnson
    2. Ricky Nolasco
    3. C.J. Wilson
    4. Anibal Sanchez

    Trades, Signing, and Salary Cap Information

    Salary:
    Starting Salary Cap: 532
    After Trade #1: 629
    After Trade #2: 699
    Current Salary: 699


    Trades:


    Trade #1 (Chicago White Sox):
    Starting Salary Cap: 532
    Starting Players: 40

    (Traded) 2B Dan Uggla 3.8M (38)
    (Received) CF Juan Pierre 4.6M (46)
    (Received) CP Bobby Jenks 8.9M (89)

    Ending Salary Cap: 629
    Ending Players: 41

    Trade #2 (Texas Rangers):
    Starting Salary Cap: 629
    Starting Players: 40

    (Traded) 3B Jorge Cantu 1.5M (15)
    (Traded) SP Chris Volstad 430k (4)
    (Received) SP CJ Wilson 6.3M (63)
    (Received) 1B Ryan Garko 2.7M (27)

    Ending Salary Cap: 699
    Ending Players: 40


    Free Agent Information:

    (Released) Renyel Pinto - RP 730k (0.7)

    Starting Salary Cap: 703
    (Released, after Calero signing) Grahamn Taylor - SP 50K (0.5)
    Ending Salary Cap: 703
    Ending Players: 40

    Negotiations:

    (Ongoing) Jermaine Dye - OF

    Starting Salary Cap: 699
    (Signed) Kiko Calero - RP 250K (2)
    Ending Salary Cap: 701
    Ending Players: 41
     
  2. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Opening Day is a Disappointing Start for the Fish
    Mets' Pelfrey outduels Josh Johnson

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    This season's opening day didn't go as the Marlins had planned. They had Josh Johnson on the hill today, ready to begin another all-star campaign this season, but the Mets jumped on him early, tagging two runs in the 2nd inning on the Marlins' ace.

    The Marlins tried to battle back with runs in the 4th and 8th, but it wasn't enough to catch up to the Mets, who won the game 3-2.

    Player of the Game: Rod Barajas, 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs

    W: M. Pelfrey (1-0)

    L: J. Johnson (0-1)

    S: F. Rodriguez (1)
     
  3. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Walk Off! Walk Off!

    Mientkiewicz is the hero in the home opener

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    Coming off a disappointing defeat at the hands of the Mets, the Marlins desperately needed a good outing to get back to .500. Just their luck, they play the talented Cardinals, with Chris Carpenter on the mound.

    Nolasco was on the hill for the Fish, a pitcher that many say could be an all-star this season, as well as Johnson. However, this game did not start off well for the Marlins and Nolasco. After a Hanley Ramirez error with 2 outs extended the inning, Ludwick and Mather hit back to back home runs in the 1st inning to take a 3-0 lead.

    In the bottom of the first, almost like attrition for his error, Ramirez blasted a home run over the right field fence to take the score to 3-1.

    However, a Holliday double scored Yadier Molina to extend the lead to 4-1, and Nolasco had lost his confidence. Manager Jam had decided to stick with Nolasco, hoping he could pull through his early game difficulties.

    In the bottom of the 2nd inning, catcher John Baker came up big, hitting a home run with 2 men on base to tie the game up.

    for the next 9 innings, pitching would dominate the game. Carpenter and Nolasco both got their acts together, and starting mowing batters down in quick succession. The bullpens for each respective ballclub also played very well.

    The game went to extras, when in the bottom of the 11th Doug Mientkiewicz came up with 1 out and battled to a full count after being down 0-2. Boggs then threw a meatball over the plate which Mientkiewicz promptly placed over the left field fence, to win the game.

    Player of the Game: Doug Mientkiewicz, 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 HR, Walk off Home Run

    W: B. Badenhop (1-0)

    L: M. Boggs (0-1)
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Another Nailbiter

    John Baker leads the way as the Marlins earn a hard fought victory, 4-3
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    It doesn't seem like the Marlins are going to be having any easy victories anytime soon. Marlins' manager Jam's philosophy of pitching and defense for the Florida Marlins has led to a good start to the season, with a record of 2-1. C.J. Wilson, the acquisition from the Rangers in the trade involving Jorge Cantu, had his first start of the season which kept the Marlins in the game throughout, though he did have some issues with his fastball. The big lefty pitched 5.2 innings while giving up 3 earned runs.

    At the plate, John Baker, who has been on a tear of late (remember, he hit a 3 run home run last game) had 2 hits with a double and 2 RBIs, leading the Marlins with 5.

    Once Wilson was pulled from the game, the Florida bullpen shut down the Twins' formidable offense, allowing no more runs. Veras got the win, while Nunez set it up perfectly for a close by former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks, acquired from the Dan Uggla trade.

    Yes, it sure seems like Jam's offseason moves have been working so far.

    Player of the Game: John Baker, 2-4, Double, 2 RBIs

    W: J. Veras (1-0)

    L: P. Neshek (0-1)

    S: B. Jenks (1)
     
  5. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    What A Nightmare​

    Marlins implode as Verlander dominates, lose 9-0​

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    In baseball, you take it for granted that there will be games where your team comes out flat and plays terribly...However, it still stings when it happens.

    It was a mismatch from the start, with fireballer Justin Verlander pitching for the Tigers against the young and inexperienced Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez held his own for 5 innings, only giving up 1 run, but giving up 10 hits.

    Every aspect of the Marlins' game failed. The bullpen gave up 8(!) runs in 4 innings, the defense had 4(!) errors, and the offense was only able to muster up 4 hits against Verlander.

    This loss takes the Marlins to a mediocre 2-2, a record that Coach Jam said was "unacceptable".

    Player of the Game: B. Inge, 2-5, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs

    W: J. Verlander

    L: A. Sanchez
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Roles Reversed
    Johnson shines as the Marlins win a blowout of their own, 13-3​


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    One game after being dismantled at home by the Tigers, the Marlins travel to AT&T park and do some dismantling of their own. Josh Johnson was stellar in his second start of the season, only allowing 3 runs in 8 innings. The runs were scored in the bottom of the fourth after a costly Hanley Ramirez error with 2 outs in the inning.

    The bats finally came to life for the Fish, who tallied up a whopping 24 hits in the game. Juan Pierre led the way, going 5-6 (all singles, of course) with 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

    The Fish are back over .500 with a 3-2 record, and have Ricky Nolasco going in their next game.

    Player of the Game: Juan Pierre, 5-6, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs, 2 SB

    W: J. Johnson (1-1)

    L: M. Cain (0-1)
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Another Blowout​

    The Marlins continue their hot hitting, winning 15-4
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    Many thought this game between starters Roy Halladay and Ricky Nolasco would be an old fashioned pitcher's duel, but the Marlins' line up wouldn't allow it. After being promptly retired in the first 2 innings, the Marlins, lead by Hanley Ramirez, sparked a 4 run rally in the 3rd inning, and that was all they would need.

    Nolasco gave up 2 runs against a formidable Philadelphia line up, and recorded the win. The Marlins added insurance in the 5th, 7th, and 8th to tally the score to 15-2, out of reach for any offensive team.

    The Phillies tacked on two runs in the bottom of the 9th on a Jimmy Rollins home run, but it was too little too late as the Marlins won this laugher in Philadelphia

    This win brings the Marlins' record to 4-2.

    Player of the Game: Hanley Ramirez, 5-5, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs

    W: R. Nolasco (1-0)

    L: R. Halladay (0-1)
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Cody! Cody!
    Late inning heroics from Cody Ross lead the Marlins to victory, 6-4​

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    This White Sox-Marlins matchup was one that both teams had their eyes on. After the blockbuster trade during the offseason sending Dan Uggla to Chicago in return for Juan Pierre and Bobby Jenks, many were anxious to see how they would play against their former team. It is safe to say that, at least for today, Pierre and Jenks played better.

    C.J. Wilson was on the hill for the Fish, against former Cy Young winner Mark Buehrle. Wilson pitched a good 7 innings of 11 hit ball, only giving up 3 earned runs, as apposed to his counterpart, who gave up 4 earned runs in 7.1 innings.

    On the offensive side of the ball Ramirez once again led the way, going 3 for 5 with an RBI.

    After C.J. Wilson was taken out of the game, it seemed that the Marlins would once again use the duo of set up man Leo Nunez and closer Bobby Jenks as a 1-2 punch to close the game out. Leo Nunez did his job, allowing no runs in the 8th inning. However, Bobby Jenks faltered, letting the White Sox tie the game in the bottom of the 9th inning.

    Coach Jam thought he still had composure and his pitches were still working, so he kept Jenks in the game even into extra innings. And his gamble paid off.

    In the top of the 11th inning, Hanley Ramirez got on base with a line drive single, setting the stage for Cody Ross. On the second pitch of the at bat, Cody Ross blasted a long fly ball to deep right center field for a home run and to take a 2 run lead.

    Bobby Jenks then did what he couldn't do in the bottom of the 9th, close out the game without giving up a run.

    This win takes the Marlins' record to 5-2, and a 3 game winning streak.

    Player of the Game: Cody Ross, 3-5, 4 RBIs, HR

    W: B. Jenks (1-0)

    L: M. Thornton (0-1)
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Heartbreak in Toronto
    Marlins lose a wild one in the 9th, 9-8​

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    Many had this game circled on their calenders. The undefeated Toronto Blue Jays (3-0) played host to the hot Marlins, in what was sure to be a memorable game.

    The game was a battle from start to finish, as the Florida Marlins had to battle back from a 5 run deficit in the 1st inning.

    Tied 8-8 going into the bottom of the 9th, the Marlins recorded two quick outs. After giving up a single, the Marlins 3rd baseman had an error that extended the inning. This error would haunt them for the rest of the day.

    Former Marlin Alex Gonzalez stepped up to the plate with two outs and man on 1st and 2nd, and grounded right back up the middle for the walk off single.

    Player of the Game: Lyle Overbay, 3-5, HR, 3 RBIs

    W: C. Janssen (1-0)

    L: B. Sanches (0-1)
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Light Tower Power?

    Solo home runs provide the offense for the Fish, win 5-2​

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    It seems like Jam's Marlins can't seem to find their identity as a team. But if the way they're playing keeps winning them games, it's fine with us. One game they are the pitching and defense orientated team that plays small ball, the team that Jam wants them to be. The next, they are winning blow out games, and now they are a team that relied on the long ball.

    This game, they decided to be the long ball team. The first inning started off predictably enough, with a Juan Pierre single (what else is new?, the newly aqcuired outfielder was batting .500 coming into this game), followed by a steal and a timely base hit to knock him home. Small ball at it's finest.

    Then, the power bats came out. In the next 4 innings, Chris Coghlan, John Baker, and Mike Lamb all had solo home runs, and that would be all the offense that Josh Johnson would need.

    Josh Johnson pitched a gem today, throwing a complete game while only giving up 2 runs and scattering 9 hits. He picked up his 2nd win of the season.

    This win brings the Marlins to 6-3, and was a great bounceback win after losing in the bottom of the ninth the game before.

    Player of the Game: John Baker, 2-4, HR, 1 RBI

    W: J. Johnson (2-1)

    L: S. Feldman (0-1)
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Ricky Dominates

    Ricky Nolasco's 10K's set the stage for a Marlins win, 6-3
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    Many were interested to see this matchup, as the surprising Orioles came to Miami to play the exciting Florida Marlins. Ricky Nolasco was on the hill for the Fish, matching up against the Orioles' Matusz.

    The game didn't go Nolasco's way in the beginning, as he gave up a run in the top of the 1st inning. His offense would back him up, however, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Nolasco would record 10 strikeouts on his way to pitching 7 innings and only giving up 2 earned runs.

    A 4 run rally in the bottom of the 6th propelled the Marlins to victory, giving them a lead they would never relinquish. Cody Ross lead the offense, with a HR (his 3rd of the season) and an RBI (his 13th of the season).

    Nolasco successfully delivered the game to the formidable 1-2 punch of Nunez and Jenks, who allowed no runs in the 8th and 9th innings, securing the victory.

    Player of the Game: Cody Ross, 3-5, 2B, HR, RBI

    W: R. Nolasco (2-0)

    L: B. Matusz (0-1)

    S: B. Jenks (2)
     
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    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    Bragging Rights
    Marlins lose hard fought battle against rival manager, 7-5​

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    Since the start of the season managers Jam and Frisk have been lloking forward to this match up, so they both were sure to go out guns-a-blazing to try to secure this victory.

    It was a battle of the lefties with CJ Wilson on the hill for the Fish going against the talented Clayton Kershaw. Wilson was not sharp at all, as he only ended up going 3 innings and giving up 4 runs. Kershaw got solid run support, as the Dodgers had an early 7-1 lead.

    To their credit, the Marlins never gave up. Led by Cody Ross and his 2 home runs, they were able to make it a game, battling back to 7-5. It was a game of "what ifs", as many plays in the game could've swayed the end result in a different direction (error by Juan Pierre with 2 outs resulting in a run, 2 Hanley Ramirez errors, one of which resulting in a run, Cody Ross being thrown out at the plate).

    The next matchup between these two talented ballclubs is sure to be a barnburner.

    Player of the Game: Rafael Furcal 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs

    W: Clayton Kershaw (1-1)

    L: C.J. Wilson (0-1)

    S: J. Broxton (2)
     

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