In a unique event over Independence Day Weekend, the Braves and Marlins will pay tribute to the nation’s military servicemen and servicewomen by playing a regular-season game at Fort Bragg, the North Carolina military base that is the most populated installation in the United States.
Edwin Jackson’s first Grapefruit League outing was a rough one on Monday. The veteran right-hander, who is being built up as a starter, threw two innings of relief, giving up five runs on eight hits in Miami’s 7-4 loss to the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium.
There wasn’t much mystery in Jose Fernandez’s first Grapefruit League start on Monday. The Marlins’ ace is working on fastball command and adjusting his approach to challenge hitters while not necessarily trying to overpower them.
Jose Fernandez tossed a pair of scoreless innings during his Grapefruit League debut in the Marlins’ 7-4 loss to the Nationals on Monday at Space Coast Stadium. Anthony Rendon (2-for-2 with an RBI) and Clint Robinson (2-for-2 with three RBIs) led the way for Washington.
Giancarlo Stanton is dealing with right knee soreness, and the Marlins three-time All-Star is expected to get a couple of days rest.
Justin Upton’s first hit as a Tiger plated a run, and Ian Kinsler continued his torrid start to Spring Training with four RBIs, sending Detroit to a 9-2 win over Miami on Sunday at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Before Sunday’s game against the Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium, a man handed Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon two fresh char-grilled hot dogs. An unremarkable moment. Or so it seemed.
You can expect plenty of fire when Marlins ace Jose Fernandez makes his Grapefruit League debut at 1:05 p.m. ET on Monday against the Nationals in Viera, Fla., at Space Coast Stadium. Just don’t look for the 23-year-old to concentrate solely on bringing the heat.
After avoiding an injury scare on Friday, Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart says his bruised right knee is fine, and it shouldn’t be an issue in his next outing. When that outing will come remains to be seen, because manager Don Mattingly is playing it safe.
Anthony Garcia saved a run with his arm and delivered the go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning that rallied the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium.
During Saturday’s batting practice, Giancarlo Stanton launched a ball that nearly cleared the roof of the Marlins’ building located beyond the left-field wall at Roger Dean Stadium. In the second inning of Miami’s 3-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Cardinals, Stanton showcased his powerful right arm by throwing out a runner at the plate.
Wei-Yin Chen came as advertised in his Grapefruit League debut with the Marlins on Saturday afternoon in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. The veteran lefty came out throwing strikes, while demonstrating poise over two scoreless innings.