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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 25 at PHI)

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With his league-leading 20 home runs in 77 games this season, Giancarlo Stanton has slugged 137 long balls in 566 games, 5th-most in Marlins history, and only one behind Miguel Cabrera for 4th place on the club’s all-time list.

Stanton is only 18 homers shy of breaking Dan Uggla’s franchise record of 154, achieved in 776 games.

Here’s a look at Miami’s top all-time sluggers:

Dan Uggla 154 HR in 776 G

Hanley Ramirez 148 HR in 943 G

Mike Lowell 143 HR in 981 G

Miguel Cabrera 138 HR in 720 G

Giancarlo Stanton 137 HR in 566 G

His 20 homers and 58 RBI have Stanton within 4 long balls and 4 RBI of matching his full-season 2013 totals despite 39 more games played and 136 more at-bats a season ago.

Stanton’s current .308 batting average and .401 on-base percentage both represent significant improvements over his full-season career bests of a .290 average in 2012 and a .365 OBP in 2013.

His 89 hits and 42 walks have him on pace to smash his previous highs of 135 hits in 2011 and 74 bases on balls set in 2013.

With 53 runs and 20 doubles, he’s well on his way to surpassing his career-bests of 79 runs scored in 2011 and 30 doubles in both 2011 and 2012. His 7 stolen bases have already surpassed his previous personal high of 6 in 2012.

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The Marlins continue their 4-game series in Philadelphia at 7:05 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:35 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/

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STAT OF THE DAY (MAY 24 vs. MIL)

Home runs were the story of the night at Marlins Park last night, as the Marlins (4) and Brewers (3) combined for 7 long balls, the most in any of the 188 regular season games that have been played at the Marlins’ 3-year-old home.

The Marlins (2) and Braves (4) combined for the previous record, 6 in a game on June 7, 2012.

Prior to last night, 13 players had hit 2 homers in a game at Marlins Park, but there’d never been a game in which more than one player went deep more than once. Last night’s game saw 3 multi-homer efforts, by Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones and by Milwaukee’s Mark Reynolds.

The Marlins had only had 3 players homer twice in a game at Marlins Park before both Stanton and Jones turned the trick last night. Giancarlo had done it twice previously, April 28, 2013 vs. Chicago and May 5, 2014 vs. Los Angeles, while Justin Ruggiano also achieved the feat August 16, 2013 vs. San Francisco.

Stanton’s 2 home runs last night gave him 12 career multi-homer games, tying Hanley Ramirez’s club record. Ramirez posted his 12 2-homer games over 943 games with the Marlins, while Stanton has recorded his 12 in only 538 games, 405 fewer. Next up on the Marlins multi-homer list: Mike Lowell and Dan Uggla with 11, and Preston Wilson with 10.

Since the start of the 2010 season, when Stanton made his major league debut, only 5 big league players have more multi-homer games: Jose Bautista has 20, Albert Pujols 15, Miguel Cabrera and Alfonso Soriano have 14, and Mark Reynolds has 13.

The 2 homers last night gave Stanton 131 in his career, leaving him 24 shy of breaking Dan Uggla’s club record of 154. Stanton stands 5th on the club’s all-time list behind Uggla, Ramirez (148), Lowell (143) and Cabrera (138).

The Marlins have hit 53 homers in 49 games, putting them on pace to slam 175, which would be 80 more than they hit in 2013 (95).

Before last night, the Marlins had last hit at least 4 homers in a game August 26, 2012 at Los Angeles. The last time the Marlins slugged 4 long balls in a home game was September 19, 2011 vs. Atlanta.

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The Marlins and Brewers continue 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/

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STAT OF THE DAY (MAY 17 at SF)

Christian Yelich tied a club record with 4 runs scored last night in San Francisco, marking the 22nd time a Marlin has scored 4 runs in a game in the franchise’s 22-year history.

With 33 runs scored on the season, Yelich ranks 3rd in the National League behind only Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki (38) and Charlie Blackmon (34).

His 33 runs scored through the Marlins’ first 43 games put Yelich on pace to score 124 this season. The single-season club record is 125 runs scored by Hanley Ramirez in both 2007 and 2008.

15 Marlins have scored 100 runs in a season, most recently Dan Uggla in 2010.

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The Marlins look to make it 2 in a row in San Francisco at 9:05 tonight, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 8:35 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/

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UP…UP…AND A LOOOOOOONG WAY AWAY

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Giancarlo Stanton last night launched his 5th home run of the season, a first-inning 3-run shot off Stephen Strasburg, to ignite a 15-hit barrage as the Marlins beat the Nationals 11-2.

Last night’s Stanton home run was measured at 457 feet by ESPN Stats and Information Group’s Home Run Tracker Web site, which, because of the scientific methods it uses to measure home run distances is now regarded as the most trust-worthy source available for long ball information.

Stanton has now hit 3 of the 4 longest home runs in Baseball in 2014:

 

484 feet, Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, April 4 vs. SD

477 feet, Justin Upton, ATL, April 10 vs. NYM

469 feet, Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, 4/12 at PHI

457 feet, Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, 4/15 vs. WAS

453 feet, Buster Posey, SF, 3/31 at ARI

 

Among big leaguers with at least 3 home runs this season, Stanton’s average home run distance of 445.4 feet is easily the best in the game. Mike Napoli of the Red Sox is 2nd, with his 3 homers averaging 428.3 feet.

With 3 long balls in excess of 450 feet this season, Stanton has 18 career homers that have traveled at least that far.

The Stanton home run last night was the 122nd of his big league career, moving the 24-year-old into a tie with Gary Sheffield for 6th on the Marlins’ all-time home run list.

Stanton is only 32 homers behind Miami’s career leader Dan Uggla, who hit his 154 in 272 more games than Stanton’s played to date.

Here’s a look at who Giancarlo is chasing on the Marlins home run list:

 

1. Dan Uggla 154 HR in 776 G
2. Hanley Ramirez 148 HR in 943 G
3. Mike Lowell 143 HR in 981 G
4. Miguel Cabrera 138 HR in 720 G
5. Derrek Lee 129 HR in 844 G
6. Giancarlo Stanton 122 HR in 504 G
Gary Sheffield 122 HR in 558 G
8. Jeff Conine 120 in HR 1,014 G

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THIS AND THAT

A few numbers I’ve thrown together as we get set for a 12:40 first pitch at Marlins Park, with the Marlins looking for a win to close out a 5-1 homestand:

With a win today, the Marlins would sweep the Cubs in a series of 3 or more games for the first time since 2007.

A look at the Marlins’ home-road offensive splits, having now played 6 games at Marlins Park and 6 games away from home:

HOME: .275 AVG, .341 OBP, .415 SLG, 5 RPG, 5 HR

ROAD: .236 AVG, .274 OBP, .404 SLG, 3.5 RPG, 6 HR

The Marlins established season highs with 9 runs and 14 hits in last night’s 9-1 win over the Cubs.  They’ve scored 5 runs or more in 4 of their last 5 games after scoring a total of 20 runs through their first 7, averaging fewer than 3 per game to open the year.

The Marlins have gone deep 5 times in the last 3 games, after connecting for only 6 homers in their first 9.

Having homered in 3 consecutive games for the 6th time in his career, Hanley has run his career long ball total to 138, tying Miguel Cabrera for 3rd in Marlins history. He trails only Dan Uggla (154) and Mike Lowell (143).

With 9 hits in his last 15 AB’s (including 3 homers and 10 RBI in that span), Hanley is batting .283 with 4 homers and 12 RBI through his first 12 games.  A season ago, he batted .200 in 23 April contests with no homers and 9 RBI.

With Emilio Bonifacio leading the way with 7 steals in 7 attempts, one shy of NL leader Dee Gordon of the Dodgers, the Marlins are tied with the Braves and Phillies for the NL lead with 12 stolen bases, while being caught only 3 times.

Bonifacio has reached base at least once in all 12 games this season. He’s 8th in the league with a .444 OBP and has 5 multiple-hit games, including a pair in the last 2 nights.

No Marlins pitcher has a sacrifice bunt yet. The Marlins’ only successful sac bunt was dropped down by Chris Coghlan.

Up next: a 6-game trip to Washington and New York.  The pitching match-ups for the Nats series are Carlos Zambrano-Ross Detwiler Friday night, Anibal Sanchez-Stephen Strasburg Saturday afternoon and Josh Johnson-Gio Gonzalez on Sunday.  Looking ahead to the Mets series, which begins Tuesday night at Citi Field, we should get Mark Buehrle-R.A. Dickey on Tuesday, Ricky Nolasco-Jonathan Niese on Wednesday and Carlos Zambrano-Mike Pelfrey in the Thursday road trip finale.

Then, it’s home for 4 against the D-Backs before we hit the road for 9 games in San Francisco, San Diego and Houston. So after today’s game, the Marlins play 15 of their next 19 away from Marlins Park.

Gonna miss this place!

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