SPORTS TALK 1080 THE TEAM IN ORLANDO JOINS MARLINS RADIO NETWORK

We are thrilled to welcome new affiliate WHOO-AM Sports Talk 1080 The Team in Orlando to the Marlins Radio Network beginning with this weekend’s 3-game series against the San Francisco Giants.

WHOO will bring 47 of the Marlins’ remaining 68 games to listeners around Orlando, Central Florida and the I-4 Corridor.

Here’s a look at the games that will be carried on WHOO:

Fri, July 18 Giants 7:10P
Sat, July 19 Giants 7:10P
Sun, July 20 Giants 1:10P
Tues, July 22 @Braves 7:10P
Wed, July 23 @Braves 7:10P
Thurs, July 24 @Braves 7:10P
Fri, July 25 @Astros 8:10P
Sat, July 26 @Astros 7:10P
Sun, July 27 @Astros 2:10P
Tues, July 29 Nationals 7:10P
Thurs, July 31 Reds 7:10P
Fri, Aug 1 Reds 7:10P
Sat, Aug 2 Reds 7:10P
Sun, Aug 3 Reds 1:10P
Tues, Aug 5 Pirates 7:05P
Wed, Aug 6 Pirates 7:05P
Thurs, Aug 7 Pirates 7:05P
Fri, Aug 8 @Reds 7:10P
Sat, Aug 9 @Reds 7:10P
Sun, Aug 10 @Reds 1:10P
Tues, Aug 12 Cardinals 7:10P
Wed, Aug 13 Cardinals 7:10P
Thurs, Aug 14 Diamondbacks 7:10P
Fri, Aug 15 Diamondbacks 7:10P
Sat, Aug 16 Diamondbacks 7:10P
Sun, Aug 17 Diamondbacks 1:10P
Tues, Aug 19 Rangers 7:10P
Fri, Aug 22 @Rockies 8:40P
Sat, Aug 23 @Rockies 8:10P
Sun, Aug 24 @Rockies 4:10P
Mon, Aug 25 @Angels 10:05P
Tues, Aug 26 @Angels 10:05P
Wed, Aug 27 @Angels 10:05P
Fri, Aug 29 @Braves 7:35P
Sun, Aug 31 @Braves 5:10P
Tues, Sept 2 Mets 7:10P
Wed, Sept 3 Mets 7:10P
Fri, Sept 5 Braves 7:10P
Mon, Sept 8 @Brewers 8:10P
Tues, Sept 9 @Brewers 8:10P
Wed, Sept 10 @Brewers 8:10P
Fri, Sept 12 @Phillies 7:05P
Tues, Sept 16 @Mets 7:10P
Wed, Sept 17 @Mets 7:10P
Tues, Sept 23 Phillies 7:10P
Wed, Sept 24 Phillies 7:10P
Fri, Sept 26 @Nationals 7:05P

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STAT OF THE DAY (JULY 18 vs. SF)

As the Marlins begin the 2nd half of the season tonight with the first of 3 against the Giants at Marlins Park, they embark upon what could be the toughest stretch of schedule they’ll have to endure in 2014.

23 of the Marlins’ next 26 games will come against teams that come out of the All-Star break within 3 games of a playoff spot in the National League, while 20 of the next 26 games will come against teams that are either currently in first place or, at worst, within 1 ½ games of their division lead.

Here’s the breakdown of Miami’s next 26 games through August 13:

3 vs. SF (1 GB in NL West and currently tied for NL Wild Card lead)
4 at ATL (tied with WAS for NL East lead and tied for NL Wild Card lead)
3 at HOU (the only non-playoff contender on the schedule between now and August 14)
3 vs. WAS (tied with ATL for NL East lead and tied for NL Wild Card lead)
4 vs. CIN (1 ½ GB in NL Central and 1 GB in Wild Card race)
3 at PIT (3 ½ GB in NL Central and 3 GB in Wild Card race)
3 at CIN (1 ½ GB in NL Central and 1 GB in Wild Card race)
3 vs. STL (1 GB in NL Central and ½ GB in Wild Card race)

Heading into the All-Star break, the Marlins played 29 of their last 38 games against sub-.500 clubs and went just 16-22 during that stretch.

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Following the 4-day All-Star break the Marlins return to action with the first of 3 against 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.

STAT OF THE DAY (JULY 13 at NYM)

After going 4-for-7 with a home run and 2 RBI in the first 2 games of this weekend’s series, Mets third baseman David Wright has batted .422 (19-for-45) with 6 doubles, 2 homers and 9 RBI in 11 games against the Marlins this season.

That’s the 8th-best single-season batting average ever among players with at least 45 at-bats against Miami. A .326 career hitter against the Marlins, Wright has posted 2 of the top 10 best single-season averages against Miami (minimum 45 at-bats).

Ryan Howard (PHI) .481 (26-for-54) in 2006
Matt Diaz (ATL) .468 (22-for-47) in 2006
Chipper Jones (ATL) .456 (26-for-57) in 2008
J.D. Drew (ATL) .444 (20-for-44) in 2004
Robin Ventura (NYM) .440 (22-for-50) in 1999
John Kruk (PHI) .429 (21-for-49) in 1993
Jimmy Rollins (PHI) .427 (35-for-82) in 2005
David Wright (NYM) .422 (19-for-45) in 2014
Lance Johnson (NYM) .418 (23-for-55) in 1996
David Wright (NYM) .411 (30-for-73) in 2007

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The Marlins close out the first half of their season with one more against the Mets at 1:10 today, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 12:40 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 12 at NYM)

Giancarlo Stanton is tied with Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki for the National League lead with 21 home runs despite currently being in the midst of one of the longest long ball droughts of his career.

Stanton has gone 13 games and 66 plate appearances without a home run since he took Cole Hamels deep June 26 in Philadelphia.

The most games Giancarlo’s gone in the majors without a homer is 20 (June 12-July 5, 2011). He went a career-high 87 plate appearances without going deep during that same span (June 11-July 6, 2011).

Giancarlo, who’s hit one long ball in his last 21 games (98 plate appearances), hasn’t homered in the Marlins’ last 4 full series. Prior to this run, he hadn’t gone more than 2 series without going deep at least once.

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The Marlins and Mets play game 2 of their weekend series at 4:10 today, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 3:40 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 11 at NYM)

With Henderson Alvarez and Zack Wheeler matching up as the Marlins and Mets open a 3-game series at Citi Field tonight, you might anticipate a low-scoring pitcher’s battle.

In 3 starts against the Mets this season, Alvarez is 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA, including a 6-hit shutout in a 3-0 win May 6 in Miami. Alvarez hasn’t allowed a run in his last 18 1/3 innings against New York.

In 3 starts against the Marlins in 2014, Wheeler is 1-0 with a 0.43 ERA, including his first major league complete game and shutout in a 1-0 victory at Marlins Park on June 19. The 24-year-old allowed only 3 hits, walked one and fanned 8 in the 111-pitch gem. Wheeler has shut the Marlins out over his last 16 innings of work.

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 and Mets open their weekend series 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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