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100 Games To Go

  A few odds and ends before we get the ball rolling on perhaps the tallest pitching matchup of the season: 6-foot-8-inch Chris Volstad against 6-foot-9-inch Jeff Niemann.

   -- Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that lefty reliever Renyel Pinto would be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday and rejoin the bullpen.

   -- Nate Robertson, who was outstanding in relief of Ricky Nolasco last night, will be inserted back into the rotation and make his next start on Friday against the Rays. Nolasco will go Thursday against the Texas Rangers. Robertson's outing of 5 2/3 innings was the second-longest relief stint in franchise history. The longest: 6 1/3 innings by Jason Vargas on July 8, 2006. The starter in that game against the Mets? Nolasco, who lasted just 1 2/3 innings.

   -- Did anyone catch Andrew Miller's line from last night's game with Double A Jax? Miller started and went just 2/3-inning, giving up nine earned on six hits and three walks. In six starts for the Suns, Miller has a 9.78 ERA and walked 27 batters in 23 innings.

   -- Left-hander Hunter Jones has been placed on the disabled list at Triple A New Orleans and the word there is he might require Tommy John surgery. The Marlins obtained Jones from Boston over the winter for Jeremy Hermida.


   Marlins -- 1. Coghlan, lf; 2. Sanchez, 1b, 3. Ramirez, ss; 4. Cantu, DH; 5. Uggla, 2b; 6. Ross, cf; 7. Stanton, rf; 8. Helms, 3b; 9. Paulino, c. Pitching -- Volstad.

   Rays -- 1. Jaso, DH; 2. Crawford, lf; 3. Longoria, 3b; 4. Pena, 1b; 5. Zobrist, rf; 6. Upton, cf; 7. Shoppach, c; 8. Rodriguez, 2b; 9. Brignac, ss. Pitcher -- Niemann.



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Hey Clark,

With Stanton playing everyday is Maybin on the trading block, officially giving the Marlins zero in return for Miguel Cabrera?

Perhaps the greatest blemish on Beinfest's resume


I think Miller's career is almost over as a Marlin.

I was thinking about this situation that it is kinda intentional slowdown by Miller. But, there is no reason to slowdown.

It's near the hometown. Cause of rare lefty, so Marlins gave lots of opportunity with patience after the trade.

Actually, I've recommand some psychotherapy.


I think that Andrew Miller should have been in the rotation of the Marlins by now. He is having more issues in the minor leagues than he ever did in the majors. Give him another shot. He can't be worse than Pinto, Tankersley and a lot of the relief pitchers like Clay Hensley. They are horrible. I think Andrew needs to be back in the bullpen if he is having issues with starting. I wish him luck and I don't really believe that he is purposely giving up runs in the minors so that the Marlins will trade so he can get more money, but if they keep treating him the way they are, other teams are going to want him just like Arizona got Dontrelle and now he makes more money than before. Andrew is a class act and he is a great person who I have watched since 2003 at North Carolina and I think he deserves another chance in the big leagues. HERE THAT MARLINS!!!


I am ashamed that "fans" have nothing intelligent to say about the Marlins. 1) Clay Hensley has been a pleasant surprise for us. 2) Andrew Miller was sent to the minors because he is horrible. 3)The Dontrelle comment is too ridiculous to respond appropriately. 4) This trade is not a blemish. It is a hideous scar or tattoo on Beinfest's face. Look at Cabrera's production as compared to Maybin, Miller, Rabelo and Badenhop.


I think it is time to give up on Miller. Too early to tell on Maybin.

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