STAT OF THE DAY (SEPTEMBER 3 vs. NYM)

Adeiny Hechavarria last night became the 6th Marlin to collect 10 or more triples in a single season, and is within three 3-base hits of matching Juan Pierre’s 2005 club record of 13 triples.

Juan Pierre 13 in 2005
Jose Reyes 12 in 2012
Juan Pierre 12 in 2004
Hanley Ramirez 11 in 2006
Adeiny Hechavarria 10 in 2014
Luis Castillo 10 in 2001

Hechavarria is tied for 2nd in the National League with his 10 triples, 2 behind Dee Gordon of the Dodgers.

The only Marlin to ever lead the NL in triples is Juan Pierre, who legged out 12 in 2004.

Despite playing in only 270 games over the last 2 seasons, Hechavarria already stands tied for 8th in Marlins history in career triples despite having played, by far, the fewest games among anyone in the top 10.

Luis Castillo 42 in 1128 games
Juan Pierre 34 in 599 games
Hanley Ramirez 26 in 943 games
Alex Gonzalez 23 in 896 games
Mark Kotsay 22 in 468 games
Emilio Bonifacio 20 in 416 games
Kurt Abbott 19 in 424 games
Adeiny Hechavarria 18 in 270 games
Derrek Lee 18 in 844 games
Alfredo Amezaga 17 in 437 games

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The Marlins and Mets play the rubber game of their 3-game series at 7:10, 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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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 31 at ATL)

The Marlins close out the month of August this afternoon with a 5:10 game against the Braves. With a win, Miami would finish the month with a 14-13 record after going 14-12 in July.

A victory today would give the Marlins consecutive winning months for the first time since April (16-9) and May (15-13) of 2011.

With a win today, the Marlins will have finished above .500 in 3 of the last 4 months.

March/April: 13-14
May: 15-13
June: 11-16
July: 14-12
August: 13-13

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The Marlins close out their 9-game road trip with one more in Atlanta at 5:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 4:40 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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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 29 at ATL)

As the Marlins open a 3-game weekend series in Atlanta tonight, they’ll look to keep Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman quiet as they have, to this point, throughout 2014.

Freeman has gone 3-for-51 (.059) with 17 strikeouts in 13 games against Marlins pitching so far this season, while he’s batted .317 against all other opponents. That includes, by contrast, a .481 (25-for-52) average with 6 doubles, 4 homers and 8 RBI in 13 games against the Nationals.

Freeman’s .059 average vs. Miami is the worst of any big leaguer against a single opponent this season with a minimum of 50 at-bats. Oakland’s Coco Crisp’s .135 (7-for-52) average against the Astros ranks as the next-worst.

In his career, Freeman has batted a combined .200 (9-for-45) against Tom Koehler, Jarred Cosart and Nathan Eovaldi, the 3 starters he’ll face this weekend.

Coming into this season, Freeman had been a career .295 hitter against the Marlins in 56 games over the last 4 years. In 2013, he batted .379 with 6 doubles, a triple, 3 homers and 11 RBI in 16 games against Miami.

Freeman’s .059 average in 2014 would rank as the lowest ever by a Marlins opponent with at least 50 at-bats over the course of a season.

Freddie Freeman, ATL .059 (3-for-51) in 2014
Dan Uggla, ATL .107 (6-for-56) in 2013
Danny Espinosa, WAS .136 (8-for-59) in 2011
Carlos Delgado, NYM .150 (9-for-60) in 2008
Brad Wilkerson, MON .153 (11-for-59) in 2004

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The Marlins continue their 9-game road trip with the first of 3 in Atlanta at 7:35 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 7:05 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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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 27 at LAA)

As Henderson Alvarez gets set to take the mound tonight in Anaheim, the Marlins are 17-7 (.708) in the righthander’s 24 starts this season and 48-59 (.449) in all other games.

By way of comparison, the Marlins were 18-10 (.643) in Jose Fernandez’s 28 starts in 2013.

The .708 winning percentage in Alvarez starts stands as the 2nd-best winning percentage ever for the Marlins in an individual pitcher’s starts*.

22-9 (.710) in Carl Pavano starts in 2004
17-7 (.708) in Henderson Alvarez starts in 2014
19-8 (.704) in Dontrelle Willis starts in 2003
23-11 (.676) in Dontrelle Willis starts in 2005
22-11 (.667) in Kevin Brown starts in 1997
22-11 (.667) in Josh Johnson starts in 2009

(*Courtesy of STATS LLC)

Alvarez’s .667 winning percentage (10-5) is tied for 5th-best by a Marlin with at least 20 starts in a single season.

.750 (15-5) Josh Johnson, 2009
.700 (14-6) Dontrelle Willis, 2003
.692 (18-8) Carl Pavano, 2004
.688 (22-10) Dontrelle Willis, 2005
.667 (10-5) Henderson Alvarez, 2014
.667 (12-6) Jose Fernandez, 2013
.667 (16-8) Kevin Brown, 1997
.667 (14-7) Pat Rapp, 1995

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The Marlins close out their 3-game series with the Angels at 10:05 p.m. Miami time, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 9:35 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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STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 26 at LAA)

I’ve talked a lot on the broadcast throughout the season about Nathan Eovaldi’s struggles to put hitters away once he gets ahead in the count and, also, to put innings away after recording 2 outs.

Here are some numbers that back up that observation:

Heading into his start tonight in Anaheim, Eovaldi has allowed a National League-high 74 hits with 2 strikes, 2nd in the majors behind Kansas City’s James Shields, who has surrendered 80.

Additionally, of the 83 runs Eovaldi has allowed over his 26 starts and 162.0 innings of work, 31 (37 percent) have come after he’d already recorded 2 outs in an inning. That’s 4th-most in the NL and tied for 5th-most in the majors. A.J. Burnett of the Phillies leads with 39, while Toronto’s Drew Hutchison and Washington’s Stephen Strasburg have given up 35 runs with 2 outs. Edwin Jackson of the Cubs has allowed 34, while Eovaldi, Justin Verlander of the Tigers, John Danks of the White Sox and Zack Wheeler of the Mets have allowed 31.

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The Marlins look to again knock off the Angels at 10:05 p.m. Miami time, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 9:35 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/

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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