When Giancarlo Stanton ends long home run droughts, he tends to get hot for an extended period.

It happened in July 2011, when he snapped a homer drought of 83 at-bats and then slugged four long balls in eight games.

It happened again last April, when Stanton ended his career-long drought of 97 at-bats and proceeded to homer six times in nine games.

And it could be happening again. After snapping a 72-at-bat drought Saturday, he has already slugged three homers in two games.

• Shortstop Nick Green, who struck out in his first two at-bats Sunday, recovered to belt an 0-1 pitch for his first homer as a Marlin. It was also his first homer since Aug. 10, 2009, when he was playing for the Red Sox.

• Marlins manager Mike Redmond, on Monday’s intriguing matchup between second-year Mets right-hander Matt Harvey and Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez, one of the most highly regarded rookies in the game: “It’s exciting. It’s two young pitchers — let’s see who pitches the best.”


Turns out the Heat jersey with the No. 1 hanging in the Marlins’ clubhouse doesn’t belong to Chris Bosh. It belongs to veteran left fielder and longtime Heat fan Juan Pierre, who said he received it as a gift from the Heat during his bachelor party three years ago at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Pierre said he’s had the jersey hung close to his baseball locker since he got it and brings it out during the playoffs. But he won’t wear it.