Results tagged ‘ Steve Cishek ’

DRUMROLL PLEASE

Thanks to all who cast their votes during the season’s final weeks for the 2014 Marlins Fish Tales Award winners.

We are pleased to announce the results, now that they have been verified by an independent accounting firm:

You selected Giancarlo Stanton as the 2014 Marlins Most Valuable Player with 93% of the vote. Others receiving votes included Casey McGehee, Steve Cishek and Christian Yelich.

You selected Henderson Alvarez as 2014 Marlins Pitcher of the Year with 68% of the vote. Steve Cishek finished second with 16%. Also receiving votes: Bryan Morris, Tom Koehler, A.J. Ramos, Mike Dunn and Dan Jennings.

And, in our most hotly contested race, you chose Casey McGehee as your Favorite 2014 Marlins Newcomer with 56 percent of the vote. Jarred Cosart came in second with 36 percent, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jeff Baker, Reed Johnson and Bryan Morris also received votes.

Thanks for voting and congratulations to our Fishies winners!

STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 11 vs. STL)

A couple of Marlins are sitting on the verge of milestones.

Giancarlo Stanton’s next home run will be his 30th of the season, giving the 24-year-old league leader 3 career 30-home run seasons to match Miguel Cabrera (2004-05, 2007) for 2nd-most in Marlins history. Dan Uggla (2007-10) put up 4 seasons of 30 or more homers in a Marlins uniform.

The Marlins have had 17 previous 30-homer seasons.

For more on what the 24-year-old Stanton can accomplish this season, see Friday’s Stat of the Day. http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/08/08/stat-of-the-day-august-8-at-cin/

Meanwhile, closer Steve Cishek’s next save will be his 30th. After locking down 34 saves in 2013, Cishek will join Robb Nen in 1996-97 and Leo Nunez (AKA Juan Carlos Oviedo) in 2010-11 as the only closers in franchise history with multiple 30-save seasons. The Marlins have had 11 previous 30-save campaigns.

Cishek currently sits 6 saves behind NL leaders Francisco Rodriguez of the Brewers and Trevor Rosenthal of the Cardinals. Only 2 Marlins have led the NL in saves. Armando Benitez shared the league lead with Jason Isringhausen of the Cardinals with a club-record 47 saves in 2004, while Antonio Alfonseca paced the NL with 45 saves in 2000.

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 return home tonight to begin a 9-game homestand with the first of 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals 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/

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 (AUGUST 9 at CIN)

Marlins pitchers have gone 11 consecutive games without allowing a home run, and tonight have a chance to equal the club record of 12 straight homerless games, set between July 24 and August 4, 2013.

The last opponent to homer against Miami was Jon Singleton of the Astros, who hit a 9th-inning blast off Steve Cishek July 27 at Minute Maid Park.

The Miami streak is the longest in the majors this season, surpassing a 9-gamer by the Padres June 18-27.

Overall this season, Marlins pitchers have surrendered only 83 home runs in 115 games. That’s the 5th-fewest in all of Baseball.

The only clubs whose staffs have been stingier: the Nationals (75), Cardinals (77), Cubs (78) and Padres (81). At the other end of the spectrum are the Rockies, who’ve allowed a major league-high 133 home runs this season.

At their current rate, the Marlins would allow only 117 home runs this season, challenging the club’s single season low of 113, which has stood since 1996.

While the Miami staff hasn’t allowed a homer in the last 13 days, Washington’s Stephen Strasburg served up 4 last night in Atlanta, making him one of 13 pitchers to give up 4 homers in a game this season. No Marlins pitcher has allowed more than 2 in any game in 2014.

That’s today’s the 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 continue their 3-game series in Cincinnati 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/

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 (4/26 at NYM)

When the Mets scored twice in the 9th inning last night, Steve Cishek was hung with his first blown save since June 4, 2013, ending his club-record run of 33 consecutive successful save conversions.

The righthander is now 56-for-63 in career save chances, an 89 percent success rate.

Not only had he not blown a save in his previous 33 chances, but Cishek did not allow a single run in his 33 save opportunities during the streak. In the 33 games, he worked 31.1 innings, allowing only 19 hits and 7 walks with 37 strikeouts. Opponents batted just .173 in his 33 save chances during the streak.

To put his remarkable run in some perspective, there had been 462 blown saves across Major League Baseball between Cishek’s last blown save in 2013 and last night’s loss in New York.

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 play the middle game of their 3-game set at 7:10 tonight. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network 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.

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS

The single most-viewed blog I’ve posted in the short time I’ve done this on-and-off over the last few seasons was an April, 2012 post about player walk-up songs. 

As one who’s always wanted to give the people what they want, here’s a look at who’s walking up to what to begin the 2014 season.

Henderson Alvarez–Watch Out for This (Major Lazer)

Jeff Baker–Machinehead (Bush)

Steve Cishek–Send Me/Represent (116 Clique)

Derek Dietrich–In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) That Power (wil.i.Am)

Greg Dobbs–Dark Horse (Katy Perry)

Mike Dunn–Bartholomew (The Silent Comedy)

Nathan Eovaldi–God’s Gonna Cut You Down (Johnny Cash)

Jose Fernandez–Se Compra Oro (Los 4) on Opening Night…changes nearly every start

Brad Hand–Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)

Adeiny Hechavarria–Ambition (Wale)

Dan Jennings–Ooh Aah My Life Be Like (Grits)

Garrett Jones–Animal (Pearl Jam), Whiskey in a Jar (Metallica) and White Walls (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis)

Tom Koehler–Won’t Back Down (Eminem/Pink)

Casey McGehee–Simple Man (Shinedown)

Marcell Ozuna–Que Se Mueran de Envidia (Paramba), Yo La Queria Pila (Chimbala) and Siente El Ki (Los Lunatikos)

A.J. Ramos–Power (Kanye West)

Jarrod Saltalamacchia–All of the Lights (Kanye West)

Giancarlo Stanton–Clique re-mix (Kanye West) and Doin’ That (Clyde Carson)

Christian Yelich–Cameras (Drake)

Keep an ear out for a feature about player walk-up songs, how they’re chosen and the special meaning some hold, coming up on Marlins On Deck at some point in the next couple of weeks.

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 AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

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