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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.

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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/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 22 vs. NYM)

Giancarlo Stanton continues to lead the National League with 57 RBI, but his pace has slowed of late. After driving in 45 runs in his first 48 games, he’s knocked in 12 in the last 26.

Incredibly, over those 26 games, every run he’s driven in has come on a home run. Stanton’s last RBI on something other than a long ball came one month ago today, on May 22, when he hit a 6th-inning RBI single off Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels.

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The Marlins wrap up their 10-game homestand with the finale of a 4-game series against the Mets at 1:10, 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/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 20 vs. NYM)

With Andrew Heaney making his major league debut last night, the current Marlins starting 5 of Heaney (1 career major league start), Anthony DeSclafani (4), Tom Koehler (38), Nathan Eovaldi (61) and Henderson Alvarez (72) has combined to make 176 starts in the big leagues. 

That total is surpassed by 52 active major league pitchers (an average of nearly 2 on each of the other 29 clubs), including 7 who–by themselves–have made more than twice as many career starts as the entire Marlins starting 5. That list is led by Mark Buehrle of the Blue Jays, who’s made 444 starts, and Tim Hudson of the Giants, who’s made 440.

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The Marlins and Mets play game 2 of their 4-game series at Marlins Park 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/

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STAT OF THE DAY (JUNE 14 vs. PIT)

Despite last night’s heart-breaking 13-inning loss to Pittsburgh, that sound the Marlins hear could be opportunity knocking.

A game out of first place in the NL East, the club’s schedule between now and the All-Star break would seemingly provide a golden opportunity for a strong finish to the first half.

Beginning with last night’s game against the Pirates, 16 of the Marlins’ 29 games leading into the All-Star break will be at Marlins Park where, at 22-12, they’ve enjoyed one of the top home-field advantages in the majors so far in 2014.

Beyond that, 23 of the 29 games are against sub-.500 teams, and 20 of the 29 are against teams that entered play last night either last or tied for last in their divisions.

On this homestand, the Marlins play 3 against the Pirates, 3 against the Cubs and 4 against the Mets before a 4-game trip to Philadelphia. The Marlins then return home for 3 against the AL West-leading Athletics before 3 more vs. Philadelphia. The first half concludes with a 9-game trip to St. Louis, Arizona and New York.

Of the 9 series, the Marlins play between now and the All-Star break, only 2—against the Athletics and Cardinals—come against teams that currently have winning records.

Having an opportunity to surge and taking advantage are two separate matters, but the fact is the Marlins’ next month lines up very favorably from a schedule standpoint.

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The Marlins and Pirates play the middle game of their 3-game 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 5 vs. NYM)

Nathan Eovaldi will bring the heat as only he and few others can when he faces the Mets in the opening game of a 3-game series at Marlins Park tonight.

According to FanGraphs.com, Eovaldi’s average fastball velocity in 2014 is 96.0 MPH, best in the National League and 2nd-best in the major leagues among all qualifying pitchers behind only Yordany Ventura of the Royals (96.7 MPH). Jose Fernandez ranks 5th in the majors at 95.4 MPH.

A season ago, Eovaldi’s average fastball velocity of 96.2 MPH led all major league pitchers who worked at least 100 innings.

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Only 1 ½ games out of first place in the NL East, the Marlins go in search of their 12th win in 18 games tonight as they host the Mets at 7:10. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network 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.

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