STAT OF THE DAY (JULY 24 at ATL)

Today’s Stat of the Day looks at the roller coaster of a season Jeff Baker has put together so far in 2014.

Baker hit .100 (4-for-40)/.208 OBP/.125 SLG in the month of April. He bounced back to bat .395 (15-for-38)/.410/.605 in May before falling off to .091 (3-for-33)/.139/.182 in June.

But so far in July, Baker is riding a 9-game hitting streak, one shy of a career-best. In July, he’s batted .478 (11-for-23)/.520/.652.

Baker hit safely in a personal-best 10 in a row as a Cub in 2009. He had 2 previous 9-game hitting streaks, both as a Rockie in 2008.

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The Marlins look to make it 3 of 4 from Braves in Atlanta at 7:10 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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I get a lot of questions from fans across the country who are looking to use various types of technology to catch the Marlins on the radio.

The good news is, it’s never been easier for you to enjoy Marlins action on the radio even if you’re out of range for our radio flagship station 940 WINZ in Miami.

Many fans across much of the state of Florida can tune in to any of our other Marlins Radio Network affiliates:

WSWN 900 AM in Belle Glade
WKWF 1600 AM in Key West
WFFG 1300 AM in Marathon
WMMB 1240 AM in Melbourne
WHOO 1080 AM in Orlando
WSTU 1450 AM in Stuart
WIXC 1060 AM in Titusville
WBZT 1230 AM in West Palm Beach

Note that not every affiliate carries every game. You can check with your local station to confirm its broadcast plans.

If you’re away from a radio–whether you’re at Marlins Park, soaking in some sun at the beach, or anywhere else across the country–fans everywhere can catch every inning of every game with Dave and me via the MLB At Bat 2014 mobile application (http://mlb.mlb.com/mobile/atbat/) or by subscribing to MLB Gameday Audio via MLB.com (http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?content=gameday_audio&affiliateId=mediacente).

Finally, our broadcast of all Marlins home games is again available to subscribers of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. You can find the nightly channel lineup athttp://www.siriusxm.com/mlbschedule.

So wherever you are, there’s no excuse for missing any of the Marlins action in 2014.

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station 940 AM WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (JULY 22 at ATL)

With last night’s series-opening 10-inning 3-1 victory over the Braves, the Marlins are 5-5 against Atlanta this season with 9 head-to-head match-ups remaining.

While that may not sound like much, the Marlins were 23-50 (.315) against the Braves over the last 4 seasons and haven’t won more than 7 games in a season against Atlanta since 2009, when Miami finished 10-8 against its NL East rivals to win its most recent season series.

With their next win against the Braves, the Marlins will match their 2013 total of 6 in 19 games. Prior to going 6-13 against the Braves last season, Miami was 4-14 against Atlanta in 2012, 6-12 in 2011 and 7-11 in 2010.

With 20 games remaining against the Braves and Nationals, the Marlins already have 8 wins against the 2 division leaders (8-10) after combining for only 11 wins in 38 games against those 2 teams a season ago (11-27).

That’s today’s Stat of the Day. To have the Stat of the Day delivered to you directly via e-mail, click the “Follow” button and enter your e-mail address.

The Marlins look for their 3rd win in a row as hey battle the Braves in Atlanta at 7:10 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (JULY 21 at ATL)

Casey McGehee has picked up in the 2nd half right where he left off in the first.

He was 5-for-12 with a homer and 3 RBI in the 3 games against San Francisco over the weekend, and his first-inning 2-run homer off Tim Lincecum was the big hit in the Marlins’ 3-2 win over the Giants yesterday.

The long ball was Casey’s 2nd of the season, his first since May 10 at San Diego, a span of 58 games and 261 plate appearances.

With 2 hits yesterday, Casey ran his season average to .322, 3rd-best in the National League. The Miami third baseman leads the league with 120 hits, ranks 6th with a .387 on-base percentage, is 8th with 56 RBI and continues to lead all of Baseball with a .398 average with men in scoring position. Casey is tied for 2nd in the NL with 34 multi-hit games, 2 behind league leader Hunter Pence of the Giants.

Beginning June 4, McGehee has hit safely in 36 of his last 39 games at a .370 clip with a .441 OBP. He’s walked 21 times and struck out only 17 times in that span.

Remarkably, he has not gone consecutive games without a hit since May 22-23 and has gone hitless in 2 straight games only 4 times all season. He’s never gone 3 in a row without a hit.

While Casey is walking in a career-best 10 percent of his plate appearances, his strikeout rate is at a career-low 13.1 percent. He’s had only 2 multi-K games all season, only one over his last 58 games beginning May 12.

That’s today’s Stat of the Day. To have the Stat of the Day delivered to you directly via e-mail, click the “Follow” button and enter your e-mail address.

The Marlins begin a 7-game trip with the first of 4 in Atlanta at 7:10 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (JULY 19 vs. SF)

Giancarlo Stanton’s 6th-inning home run off Madison Bumgarner last night was measured at 466 feet by ESPN’s Hit Tracker Online Web site, making it Stanton’s 3rd-longest home run of 2014.

Stanton’s average home run distance in 2014 is 425.7 feet, best among all big leaguers with at least 10 long balls.

There have been a total of 30 home runs hit at least 450 feet in the majors this season, with Stanton accounting for 6 of them by himself. That’s more than any TEAM in all of Baseball.

The Giants have hit 4 homers that sailed at least 450 feet. The Blue Jays and Dodgers have hit 3, and the Angels, Braves and Brewers have hit 2.

8 other clubs have hit one home run in excess of 450 feet, while 15 teams have not hit a single long ball that has traveled at least 450 feet.

While Stanton has hit 6 homers that went at least 450 feet, only 2 other major leaguers have hit even 2 450-foot blasts this season: Justin Upton of the Braves and Michael Morse of the Giants.

That’s today’s Stat of the Day. To have the Stat of the Day delivered to you directly via e-mail, click the “Follow” button and enter your e-mail address.

The Marlins look to snap a 5-game slide when they host the Giants at 7:10 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

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