Latest Don Mattingly News

Mel Stottlemyre Jr. to return as Marlins' pitching coach

Oct. 10, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been retained as the Miami Marlins' pitching coach for 2020 after guiding a young staff that ranked 20th in the majors in ERA this year. The Marlins also retained first base coach Trey Hillman. He and Stottlemyre both joined manager Don Mattingly's staff this year....

A decade of losing: Marlins begin another long offseason

Sep. 30, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter watched the first pitch on opening day from the owner's box next to the dugout, but within a few innings he retreated to a more secluded location and rarely returned to his field-level seat during the season. Alas, from whatever vantage point, Jeter's team looked bad. Even by the...

Harper, Phillies finish 81-81 with 4-3 loss to Marlins

Sep. 29, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a season that fell well short of expectations, Bryce Harper can't wait for another go-round in Philadelphia. Manager Gabe Kapler might not get that chance. Harper got two hits and a standing ovation to close out his first season with the Phillies, who finished at 81-81 after a 4-3...

LEADING OFF: NL Central down to last day, Maddon future?

Sep. 29, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TO BE DETERMINED The NL Central race has come down to the final day of the regular season. The Cardinals lead the Brewers by a game after both clubs lost Saturday night. St. Louis fell under a barrage of homers by the Cubs, while Milwaukee closer Josh Hader...

Harper, Hernandez, Franco HR in Phils' 9-3 win over Marlins

Sep. 28, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is doing what he can to help the Philadelphia Phillies end a string of seven straight losing seasons. Harper hit one of three Philadelphia home runs, and Zach Eflin pitched 7 2/3 strong innings as the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Saturday night. Cesar Hernandez...

Haseley's grounder sends Phils past Miami 5-4 in 15 innings

Sep. 28, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Haseley and Philadelphia's bullpen showed the Phillies aren't quitting on the season. Haseley's fielder's choice scored Rhys Hoskins with the winning run in the 15th inning and Philadelphia outlasted the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Friday night. Adam Conley (2-11) hit Hoskins and then...

Marlins hit 3 late HRs, beat Wheeler, Mets 4-2

Sep. 26, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For seven innings Thursday night, Zack Wheeler looked like he was going to go into free agency with a flourish. But then Curtis Granderson stepped to the plate and came up with his own ending. Granderson's go-ahead, pinch-hit homer capped a three-run eighth inning against his former team...

Mets stay alive, rally in 9th and beat Marlins 5-4 in 11

Sep. 25, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After charging into the wild-card race from way behind, Michael Conforto and the New York Mets weren't about to get eliminated without making at least one more big comeback. Conforto homered twice and the Mets rallied just in time to keep their faint playoff hopes alive Tuesday night,...

Mets slammed by Marlins, fall 5G back of Brewers with 6 left

Sep. 23, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have had a funhouse mirror season — always different, depending when and where you look. Division contenders or also-rans? Buyers or sellers? Second-half Cinderellas or too little, too late? Approaching the end of the ride, New York has no doubts about where it...

Nationals lose at Marlins 5-3 to tighten NL wild-card race

Sep. 22, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Nationals blew a late two-run lead to lose, and less than an hour later, their advantage atop the NL wild-card race was gone, too. Three relievers each gave up an extra-base hit in a seventh-inning meltdown Sunday, and Washington's streak of 11 consecutive wins against the Miami Marlins...