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The Miami Marlins saw this weekend that they would definitely need help at starting pitching, and Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres might be the perfect candidate.
To a distinct section of baseball fans the Marlins came into 2014 as darkhorse contenders for a playoff spot.
A wise person once said that time heals all wounds. Well it appears that this saying applies to baseball fans as well.
The Washington Nationals will try to maintain their spot atop the National League East standings on Monday night when they enter Coors Field for the opener of a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies.
Julio Teheran takes the mound opposite Tom Koehler at Turner Field on Monday night when the Atlanta Braves open a four-game set with the visiting Miami Marlins.
Jul 20, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson celebrates his two-run home run with left fielder Justin Upton off of Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick in the second inning of their game at Turner Field.
The Mets have made progress these past few weeks. With their season fading into disaster, they resolved to improve, showed sparks of competitiveness and started the long climb back toward relevance.
As a result, The 6-foot-1, 220-pound catcher has batted in the eighth spot for 11 of the 12 games he's started since Harper rejoined the team.
The Nationals are back and forth between first and second place in the National League East.
Tim Lincecum has been on point his last four starts and tries to keep his Cy Young form intact when the San Francisco Giants shoot for a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon.
Odrisamer Despaigne has been impressive thus far in his young Major League career -- posting a 1.35 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in four starts -- but when he takes to the Petco Park mound on Sunday afternoon opposite fellow right-hander Zack Wheeler, the Mets simply will be looking to add him to their list.
The Atlanta Braves have seen Cole Hamels enough to know that little comes easily against the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander.
Hamels held the Braves to four hits through seven innings, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday night.
Jul 13, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
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Mets right-hander Dillon Gee may not be getting a mind-blowing amount of run support this season, but his Padres counterpart would love that same level of offense.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 01:28 am
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