Bartolo Colon’s bid to be the first five-game winner of 2015 was thwarted Wednesday, as was his chance at joining Dwight Gooden and Pedro Martinez in an exclusive Mets club.
Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in three runs, Ichiro Suzuki added a three-run homer in the eighth to blow the game open and the Miami Marlins topped the New York Mets 7-3 on Wednesday night.
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets snapped the Miami Marlins’ five-game winning streak with a 3-1 comeback victory Monday night.
Mets fan favorite Wally Backman has been waiting patiently for his shot to manage in the major leagues. That opportunity could come in Miami.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has been fined by Major League Baseball for placing illegal bets, but the sport said it found no evidence he bet on baseball.
It’s not often a 23-year-old marches into the Major Leagues and puts up the numbers Marcell Ozuna did in 2014. You can blame the relative obscurity of a 77-win Miami Marlins team, but that doesn’t change the fact that Ozuna is one of the more talented young outfielders in the game and should continue to blossom in an improved lineup in 2015.
Zack Wheeler struggled with his control and allowed six runs in 1 2-3 innings Wednesday in his 2015 spring training debut as the New York Mets lost to the Miami Marlins 13-2.
Henderson Alvarez went into his comically exaggerated crouch before the first pitch, as per his custom, and then threw with typical efficiency to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets’ split squad 8-7 Saturday.
His return to the Bronx was considered a long shot, but Ichiro Suzuki’s major league career will continue nonetheless.
The Yankees acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor-league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on Friday for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps.
“He wants to be the man, and he’s good enough to assume that mantle,” Marlins president David Samson said Wednesday.
Stanton is now 25 years old. At the end of his contract he will be 38. On the “average,” will he be worth $25 million a year?
Forget about the Marlins or their fan base. I wonder about the $325-million man who has set himself up to live under unfathomable pressure.
Heyman reports that the 25-year-old will have both an early opt-out clause and a no-trade provision in his contract.
According to CBSSports.com and WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins are prepared to give their 25-year-old slugger a “landmark” deal.