Friday, August 31, 2012

Renshaw WQAM Weekend Host

    John Renshaw, aka The Freak, has been named a weekend host at Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM as of Friday. He first appeared on the station back on August 18 as a fill-in host. He worked with new WQAM program director Jorge Sedano as an afternoon host on 1700 The Fan WAFN-AM from 1999 to 2000.
    Renshaw currently holds several jobs in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the afternoon sports host at WQKC-AM, a late night studio host for a sports show at WBKI-TV and a talk host on Louisville Sports Buzz.com. He was an afternoon sports host in that same market at WQKC-FM.
    Prior to his first stint in Miami, Renshaw was a sports host at WHB-AM in Kansas City and an afternoon host for the syndicated One-On-One Sports based in Chicago. After he was let go by WAFN, he worked at Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles as a sports host then went to Tallahassee and was employed by WUTL-FM as a sports host.

NBC Sports Radio To WMEN

    640 Sports WMEN-AM will pick up the NBC Sports Radio Network as of September 4. The station has given listeners a hint with the NBC chime either before or after a sports update this past week. The 640 Sports daytime lineup will not be affected by the change. The station will drop Yahoo! Sports Radio from their weekday schedule.
    Three programs from the NBC Sports Radio Network will air during the evening, late night and overnight shifts. Erik Kuselias will host a show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. followed by Eytan Shander and former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. then Dan Schwartzman from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Miami Heat New Studio Hosts

    The Miami Heat television broadcasts on Sun Sports will include Jorge Sedano and John Crotty as studio co-hosts for all road games this upcoming season. Jason Jackson will remain the studio host for Heat home games at the American Airlines Arena, however he will be a sideline reporter for road games. Jackson and Crotty shared studio co-host duties in Miami Heat playoff games this past season.
    Sedano has been a sports anchor with WFOR-TV Channel 4 for several years and previously was the radio studio host for the Miami Heat Radio Network until 2007. He has worked as a sports talk host at 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM, Fox Sports Radio, WRFX-AM 940 Fox Sports Radio and 1700 The Fan WAFN-AM. 
    Crotty is currently the radio analyst alongside Mike Inglis on the Miami Heat Radio Network. He was with seven NBA teams in his career, which included the Heat back in the 1996-97 season. He helped that team win their first division title in franchise history and appear in the Eastern Conference Finals. Crotty, a University of Virginia grad, played high school basketball with Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Jorge Sedano Joins WQAM

    Jorge Sedano has been named the new program director and afternoon host on Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM. He will begin both positions on September 4. Sedano exited the morning show on 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM in early April. He joined that station in August 2007 as a midday host and would later replace Sid Rosenberg as the morning host at the station in May 2009.
    Sedano left 610 WIOD-AM in early August 2007 where he was the morning sports anchor and studio host for Miami Heat broadcasts. He also was the overnight host at Fox Sports Radio where he broadcast his show from the Miramar studios of Clear Channel. In the final months there he shifted to a Sunday evening show. Prior to that, he was a sports host at Fox Sports Radio 940 at WRFX-AM. Sedano began his career with 1700 The Fan WAFN-AM from September 1999 to December 2000 first as a sports anchor then as a sports host.
    Dan Sileo, who joined WQAM in April as the afternoon host, will replace Curtis Stevenson on the midday shift. Stevenson has been the midday host at the station since they released Michael Irvin in late July. Former interim program director Andy King will move back to the assistant program director position.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nats Split Series With Marlins

     The Fish were unable to sweep the two-game series as they lost to the Washington Nationals 8-4 at Marlins Park on Wednesday night. Bryce Harper had his first multiple home run game since he entered the major leagues. He was also thrown out of the game in the ninth inning for slaming his batting helmet toward an umpire.
     Ross Detwiler(8-6) of Washington went 5 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. Marlins starter Jacob Turner(1-3) allowed five runs on six hits in five innings in the loss.
    Jason Werth had a single to left-center field to begin the fourth inning. Harper took a 1-1 pitch to right field for a two-run homer and a Washington 2-0 lead. After Ryan Zimmerman struck out, Adam LaRoche singled to left-center. Michael Morse followed with an RBI-triple to center field and LaRoche scored. Morse would score on a single by Ian Desmond to shallow right field for a Nats 4-0 lead.
    In the fifth inning, Harper hit his second home run of the game with two out on a 3-0 count to right field. It was his 14th homer of the season.
    The Marlins got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the frame. Giancarlo Stanton scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by John Buck off Detwiler.
    Miami added two runs during the sixth inning. With one out and a man on first, Donovan Solano singled to left. Jose Reyes singled to right field for Bryan Petersen to score. Solano then scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Carlos Lee as the Marlins cut the lead down to 5-3.
    Justin Ruggiano scored off a sacrifice fly to center field by Greg Dobbs off Ryan Mattheus in the seventh inning.
     Morse hit a two-out single to right field off Ryan Webb to bring in Zimmerman, who doubled to deep right field earlier in the eighth inning.
   Heath Bell gave up two runs in the ninth inning against the Nationals. Kurt Suzuki led off with a solo home run, his second homer of the season, to left field. Stephen Lombardozzi singled, stole second and scored on a single to right field by Werth.


WMSF-FM Adds Midday Show

    104.3 The Ticket WMSF-FM will add a local midday sports show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on their station as of Thursday. It will consist of Brandon Guzio and Eric Reed, who have both hosted weekend shows on 790 The Ticket. 104.3 The Ticket flipped to a sports format on Wednesday afternoon.
    Guzio has been the morning sports anchor at 790 The Ticket for several years. He became the interim morning host earlier this year from early April until early May when Jorge Sedano left. Guzio was also an early afternoon co-host with Steve White at the station until late September 2009 when he was switched to the midday sports anchor position. He began at the station as a sports producer and sports reporter.
    Eric Reed has been the afternoon sports anchor on the Dan LeBatard Show since the first week of August. He has also been the early afternoon producer of the Jason Jackson Show at 790 The Ticket. Reed was with Sunshine Broadcasting in Gainesville for two years as a sports host until 2008. 

FM Sports Station In South Florida

    790 The Ticket WAXY-AM officially added an FM simulcast on Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. as Lincoln Financial Media flipped WMSF-FM 104.3 to a sports format. The station will be known as FM 104.3 The Ticket. 790 The Ticket just celebrated their eighth anniversary on the AM band earlier this week.
    Due to contractual obligations and the current location of the transmitter site just south of Wellington in Palm Beach County, 104.3 The Ticket will not be able to broadcast Miami Marlins games for now. ESPN Radio 760 WEFL-AM owns the radio simulcast rights of the Miami Marlins broadcasts in Palm Beach County. The transmitter signal is expected to move to Miami Gardens in Dade County.

Marlins Blank Nats

    Ricky Nolasco pitched a complete game five-hit shutout for the Miami Marlins as they pounded the Washington Nationals 9-0 on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. He improved his record to 10-12 as he struck out six. Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, who had held Miami scoreless in 27 innings, fell to 15-6 as he went five innings and gave up five earned runs on nine hits.
    The Marlins got to Strasburg two batters in as Justin Ruggiano cranked a solo home run to left-center field for his 13th homer of the season. After Jose Reyes grounded out, Carlos Lee picked up a double to deep left center. Giancarlo Stanton followed with an RBI-single to right field for a Miami 2-0 lead.
    Bryan Petersen began the bottom of the third with a hit to left and then stole second. Ruggiano walked and was out on a fielder's choice by Reyes. Lee got on base as Danny Espinosa made a fielding error and Ruggiano scored. Stanton struck out then Greg Dobbs had a two-run single to center as Reyes and Lee crossed the plate.
    In the fourth inning, Rob Brantly led off with a single into right field. He scored three batters later as Ruggiano singled to left and extended the Marlins lead to 6-0.
    Stanton doubled to left field with one out in the fifth inning and advanced to third on a Dobbs fly out to center. Donovan Solano drove Stanton in on a single to left field.
    The Marlins added two runs in the sixth inning off Craig Stamman. With the bases loaded and two out, Stanton socked a single into center field to bring in Nolasco and Ruggiano.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dodgers Blitz Marlins

Saturday, August 25, 2012*
    Adrian Gonzalez was acquired earlier in the day by the Los Angeles Dodgers and led the charge with a three-run homer in first inning off Josh Johnson. The Marlins lost 8-2 at Dodgers Stadium on Saturday night. The Dodgers also received former Marlin Josh Beckett in the deal.
    Johnson(7-11) only went three innings and allowed six runs on ten hits for Miami. Clayton Kershaw improved his record to 12-7 as he struck out eight Marlins and gave up two runs on three hits in eight innings of work.
    Gorkys Hernandez started the game for Miami with a double to left field. Two batters later, he scored on a ground out by Jose Reyes to short for a Marlins 1-0 lead.
    Los Angeles put up four runs in their half of the first inning before Johnson was able to retire anyone. Mark Ellis doubled to deep center field then scored on a Luis Cruz double into right field to tie the game. Matt Kemp singled to right field and Cruz advanced to third on the play. In his first plate appearance as a Dodger, Gonzalez pounded a 0-1 pitch down the right field line for his 16th homer of the season.
    Giancarlo Stanton blasted a solo home run to left field on a 1-0 pitch for his 28th homer this season during the second inning off Kershaw. It was his fourth homer in his career at Dodgers Stadium for the Southern California native.
    Mark Ellis matched it in the bottom of the frame with a lead-off homer to center field on a 0-1 count for his fifth round-tripper of the year.
    Los Angeles added another run in the third inning. Either began with a double into right-center field. After a Juan Rivera ground out to short, A.J. Ellis singled to left field and Either scored.
    In the fifth inning, Ethier cracked a solo home run with none out off Wade LeBlanc to right field on a 2-1 count for a Dodgers 7-2 lead. It was his 14th homer of the season.
    The Dodgers continued to roll with a rally against Heath Bell in the eighth inning. Nick Punto, who was included in the Gonzalez trade, pinch-hit for Kershaw and walked. Mark Ellis followed with a single to center field. Punto then scored on an RBI-single by Cruz to left field.

* This story was unable to be published on a certain day due to Tropical Storm Issac which knocked out power throughout South Florida.
   

WTVJ-TV Adds Sportscaster

    WTVJ-TV Channel 6 has hired Courtney Fallon as their new sportscaster at the station. She was a weekend sports anchor & sports reporter at WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. She joins Joe Rose and Kristina Pink as on-air talent in the sports department. WTVJ fills in the spot that Adam Kuperstein vacated when he became the weekday evening news co-anchor earlier this year.
    Fallon, a University of Maryland grad, was a sports anchor at Sports Radio 98.5 WBZ-FM and a news writer at WHDH-TV in Boston. She was also an intern at ESPN Radio and at Sirius XM Radio on the NFL channel.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Marlins Avoid Sweep

    The Miami Marlins finished an 11-game road trip with a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday at Dodgers Stadium. Mark Buerhle(12-11) took the win for the Marlins as he went 5 2/3 innings and allowed one run on six hits. Aaron Harang fell to 9-8 for LA and gave up three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. 
    With one out in the first inning for the Dodgers, Nick Punto walked and Matt Kemp singled to right field. Adrian Gonzalez singled into left field to bring in Punto for a Dodgers 1-0 lead.
    Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins blasted a two-out solo home run off Harang on the first pitch to straight center field in the fourth inning. It was his eighth homer of the road trip and his 29th of the season.
    Miami increased their lead in the fifth inning. Donovan Solano led off with a single to right field and Rob Brantly followed with his first major league home run on the first pitch to right-center field for a Marlins 3-1 lead.
    Los Angeles closed the deficit against Mike Dunn in the seventh inning. Kemp led off with a walk and advanced to third on a single by Gonzalez to right field. After Hanley Ramirez struck out, Andre Ethier knocked in Kemp on a single into left field.
    The Marlins had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the eighth inning. The Dodgers brought in former Marlin Randy Choate to relieve for Ronald Belisario. Hanley Ramirez committed a fielding error as he was unable to backhand the ball off the bat of Bryan Petersen as Greg Dobbs scored on the play.
    The Fish exploded with back-to-back home runs off Shawn Tolleson to begin the ninth inning. Jose Reyes cracked a solo shot to right field on a 0-2 count for his 11th homer followed by a solo home run by Carlos Lee to left-center field on a 1-1 pitch to make it 6-2.
   

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dodgers Bomb Marlins

    It was the return of former Dodger Nathan Eovaldi to Los Angeles on Friday night. The Marlins starting pitcher gave up three home runs as Los Angeles pounded Miami 11-4 at Dodgers Stadium. Eovaldi(4-9) went only three innings and allowed six runs on seven hits.
    The Marlins took a 2-0 lead in their half of the first inning. Bryan Petersen led off with a single to center field. Two batters later, Jose Reyes belted a two-run homer to right field on a 1-0 count off Chad Billingsley for his tenth home run this season.
    Los Angeles came back with three run in the bottom of the frame on a Andre Ethier home run into right field for his 13th homer this year. Prior to that with one out, Mark Ellis walked and Matt Kemp singled to left field.
    Miami tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the second inning as Donovan Solano scored on a ground out to first by Petersen. Solano began the inning with a single into right field.
    The Dodgers regained the lead in the bottom of the second as Juan Rivera cracked a solo home run to right field on a 3-1 pitch with none out. It was his seventh homer this year.
    Former Marlin Hanley Ramirez burned his old team with a two-run homer to right on a 1-0 pitch with one out in the third inning for his 20th round-tripper this season. Ethier had a single to left field prior to the big blow that made it 6-3.
    Giancarlo Stanton blasted his 27th home run of the season, which was a solo shot, to left field off Jamey Wright with two out in the fifth inning.
     The floodgates opened up in the seventh inning as Los Angeles put five runs across the plate. Shane Victorino walked then Ellis singled to left field off Carlos Zambrano. Victorino scored on a single by Kemp to center and Ellis scored on a single by Ethier to left. Ryan Webb was brought in to relieve Zambrano and he struck out Ramirez.
    Luis Cruz was credited with an infield single as Greg Dobbs threw the ball past first baseman Carlos Lee for an error and Kemp scored. Stanton throw to third accidentally went into the Dodgers third-base dugout. Ethier and Cruz were rewarded home on the play as the Dodgers led 11-4.

FM Simulcast For The Ticket

    Lincoln Financial Media has just acquired WMSF-FM 104.3 from Palm Beach Broadcasting for around $13 million. They are expected to flip the station to a sports format and become a simulcast of 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM. Lincoln Financial Media will have a local marketing agreement until the deal is approved by the FCC. The Miami/Fort Lauderdale region will now join the increased trend of major cities in the United States that have a sports station on an FM frequency.
    Palm Beach Broadcasting acquired the frequency from CBS Radio back in April. Dean Goodman, owner and CEO of Palm Beach Broadcasting, decided to move the transmitter signal from just south of Wellington in the West Palm Beach market to Miami Gardens in the Miami market. It was his intend when they bought the station to spin it off and find a buyer because his organization was over the limit with FM stations in the West Palm Beach market.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

ESPN 760 Names Game Analyst

    ESPN Radio 760 WEFL-AM has named Doug Socha as their game analyst for their high school football game of the week on Thursday nights. He joins Jeremy Marks-Peltz who will return as the play-by-play announcer. Socha led American Heritage of Delray to the FHSAA Class 3A state championship last year in his second year at the post. He recently became the head coach for the new football program at Oxbridge Academy.
    Marks-Peltz currently is the evening co-host and afternoon sports anchor on ESPN 760. He once was the radio football play-by-play announcer for FIU through the 2010 season and the studio host for the Miami Heat Radio Network from 2007 until he left in early 2010. Marks-Peltz, a University of Miami grad, began his broadcast career as an sports intern at 850 WFTL-AM. He then did his first stint at ESPN 760 as a weekend host, morning sports anchor and producer. Marks-Peltz replaced Jorge Sedano in August 2007 as the morning sports anchor and sports director at 610 WIOD-AM in addition to studio host duties on the Miami Heat Radio Network.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Arizona Sweeps Doubleheader

    The Miami Marlins were swept in the first major league doubleheader ever played in Arizona as they were blanked 3-0 by the Diamondbacks in the second game on Wednesday night at Chase Field. It was the tenth time in Marlins history that they lost both ends of a doubleheader. Miami returns to action on Friday in Los Angeles against former teammate Hanley Ramirez and the Dodgers.
    Wade LeBlanc(2-3) pitched seven innings for the Fish and allowed two earned runs on five hits. Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley(14-8) had an eight-inning shutout and gave up four hits while J.J. Putz finished the ninth inning for his 26th save.  
    The Marlins give up at least one run in the first inning for the third straight game of this series. A.J Pollack led off with a single into right field. He scored three batters later on a Paul Goldschmidt single to right for a 1-0 lead.
    The D-Backs added two more runs in the fourth inning. Aaron Hill started with a walk and Goldschmidt doubled to deep center field. After Chris Young popped out to second, Chris Johnson ripped a single to right field which brought in Hill. Wil Nieves then struck out and John McDonald was intentionally walked to load the bases. Goldschmidt scored on a passed ball while Miley was at-bat for Arizona.

Diamondbacks Take First Game

    In the first major league doubleheader ever played in Arizona, the Diamondbacks got by the Miami Marlins 3-2 to win game one at Chase Field on Wednesday. Arizona has hosted their home games in a stadium with a retractable roof since they entered the National League in 1998. All the runs in the game were scored in the first three innings.
    Jacob Turner made his Marlins debut as the starting pitcher. He had been promoted from their Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans recently. Turner went six innings. struck out five and allowed three runs on four hits. He made three starts with the Detroit Tigers earlier this season before being acquired by Miami. Diamondbacks starter Tyler Skaggs made his major league debut as he gave up two runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings.
   Arizona greeted Turner with two runs in the first inning. It was the second straight game that the Marlins give up several runs before getting their first out. Gerardo Parra led off the frame with a single into right field and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run homer to left field on a 0-1 count. It was the 18th home run by Hill this season.
    Miami answered back immediately and tied the game in the second inning. Giancarlo Stanton began as he walked on four pitches. Justin Ruggiano cracked a two-run homer to center field on a 0-1 pitch for his 12th home run.
    It was the same combination in the third inning as the Diamondbacks retook the lead and stayed in front for the remainder of the game. Parra picked up a single to right field with one out and then scored on single to left field by Hill for the winning run.
   

Marlins Overcome Five Runs

    The Miami Marlins came back from five runs down and defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Chase Field. Both teams will play the first major league doubleheader ever in Arizona on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks have played in a stadium with a retractable roof since their inception in 1998.
    Arizona picked up all of their five runs off Ricky Nolasco in the first inning. Chris Young led off with a walk and scored on a double to left field by Aaron Hill for a 1-0 lead. Jason Kubel singled to center and Paul Goldschmidt walked to load the bases for the D-Backs. Justin Upton knocked in Hill and Kubel on a two-run single to left field.
    Miguel Montero singled into right center which brought in Goldschmidt from second. The Marlins finally got their first out of the game when Ryan Wheeler hit a sacrifice fly to center field and Upton scored to make it 5-0.
    Miami was able to chop the lead down during the second inning off Trevor Cahill. The Marlins had men on first and third with one out which brought up Donovan Solano. He singled into center field as Carlos Lee crossed the plate. Two batters later, Nolasco whacked a ground-rule double to left field and Greg Dobbs scored.
    The Marlins tied the game at 5-5 with three runs in the sixth inning. Giancarlo Stanton began with a double to deep left field and advanced to third on a ground out by Dobbs. Solano then drove Stanton in on a single to center field and took second on a wild pitch when Matt Albers entered the game. Rob Brantly would ground out and pinch-hitter Austin Kearns walked. Solano scored on an infield single to short by Gorkys Hernandez. Bryan Petersen would tie the game on a single to center field which scored Kearns.
    With two out in the top of the tenth inning, Stanton got an RBI-single to left field off Sam Demel and Hernandez scored for the Marlins only lead in the game. Steve Cishek stopped Arizona in the bottom of the frame for his tenth save of the season.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hochman Leaves Dan LeBatard Show

    Marc Hochman has stepped down as the executive producer of the Dan LeBatard Show. He had been part of the afternoon show since its inception in 2004 and will continue as the morning co-host with Jonathan Zaslow at 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM. 
    Hochman was the interim morning co-host with Jon Weiner, aka Stugotz, from early May until early July when both were pulling double duty at the station. Zaslow became the permanent morning co-host with Hochman in early August. Hochman was once the program director at WAXY from September 2009 until December 2011.

Monday, August 20, 2012

WINZ Extends Nighttime Signal

    940 The Sports Animal WINZ-AM increased their nighttime signal as of August 3, which was the first Miami Dolphins exhibition game of the preseason. They are the flagship station of the Miami Dolphins game broadcasts. The new nighttime signal now can be heard clearly throughout Palm Beach County.
    Their previous signal would fade as it reached Sample Road in north Broward County. Palm Beach County residents were able to hear with some static WMAC-AM from Macon, Georgia. WINZ and their evening program the Jeff DeForest Show will benefit from its increased signal.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Marlins Fall To Rockies

    The Colorado Rockies put up three runs in the fourth inning and slipped by the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Sunday at Coors Field. Marlins starter Josh Johnson dropped to 7-10 as he pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on seven hits.
    In the first inning, Emilio Bonifacio got on base on a throwing error then Justin Ruggiano doubled to center. After Jose Reyes grounded out, Bonifacio scored on a ground out to third by Carlos Lee for a Marlins 1-0 lead.
    Miami extended their lead in the fourth inning as John Buck led off with a solo homer off Drew Pomeranz to center field. It was his ninth home run of the season.
    Colorado overtook the Marlins in their half of the fourth. Josh Rutledge opened it up with an infield single and scored on a double to left field by Dexter Fowler.  Two batters later, Jordan Pacheco blasted a two-run homer to left field for his second home run this year.
   


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Marlins Get By Rockies

    There were four lead changes in the game as the Miami Marlins squeezed by the Colorado Rockies 6-5 at Coors Field on Friday night. Marlins starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc went five innings and allowed five runs on nine hits. Steve Cishek nailed down his eighth save.
    In the first inning, Gorkys Hernandez singled to right-center field against Jeff Francis. Two batters later, Carlos Lee drove him in on a double to left field for a 1-0 lead. Marlins starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc improved to 2-2 as he went five innings and allowed five runs on nine hits.
    The Rockies got their first lead in the fourth inning. Josh Rutledge singled to center and Dexter Fowler beat out an infield single with his speed. Both advanced one base when Carlos Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly into center field. Wilin Rosario blooped a single to shallow left and Rutledge scored. Jordan Pacheco knocked in Fowler with a single to right-center field.
    Miami retook the lead with three runs in the fifth inning. John Buck lead-off with a single and went to second on a sacrifice by LeBlanc. After Hernandez walked, Reyes blasted a three-run shot to left field for his ninth home runs of the season.
    Colorado responded in the bottom of the frame with a three-spot. Jonathan Herrera walked and Eric Young singled. Herrara crossed the plate on an infield single by Rutledge. Two batters later, Young scored on a ground out by Gonzalez. Rosario then singled to bring Rutledge in.
    Giancarlo Stanton cracked a solo home run off Josh Roenicke to began the sixth inning to tie the game 5-5. It was his second consecutive game with a homer and his 23rd this year. Donovan Solano followed with a triple into deep center field then scored the winning run on a double to right-center by Buck.

John Renshaw Returns

    Former Miami sports host John Renshaw. aka The Freak, made a hosting appearance at Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. He was the afternoon host on 1700 The Fan WAFN-AM from 1999 to 2000.
    Renshaw currently holds several jobs in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the afternoon sports host at WQKC-AM, a late night studio host for a sports show at WBKI-TV and a talk host on Louisville Sports Buzz.com. He was a afternoon sports host in that same market at WQKC-FM.
    Prior to Miami duting the 1990's, Renshaw was a sports host at WHB-AM in Kansas City and an afternoon host for the syndicated One-On-One Sports based in Chicago. After he was let go by WAFN, he worked at Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles as a sports host then went to Tallahassee and was employed by WUTL-FM as a sports host.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Marlins End Scoreless Streak

    The Miami Marlins broke their franchise record for most consecutive innings without a run as they pulled off a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on Wednesday afternoon. Miami heads to Colorado and play the Rockies on Thursday to begin an 11-game road trip.
    For the third time in baseball history, it was a game that two starting pitchers had once pitched a perfect game and another no-hitter in their careers. It was done twice before in 1966 between Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Jim Bunning of the Phillies.
    Roy Halladay, who threw his perfect game against the Marlins in May 2010, dropped to 6-7 as he struck out seven and allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings pitched. Mark Buerhle(10-11) picked up the win for Miami as he went seven innings and surrendered two runs on five hits.
    The Marlins ended their scoreless streak of 30 innings in the fourth. Carlos Lee led off with a walk and advanced to third on a double by Giancarlo Stanton to deep left field. Former Phillie Greg Dobbs lined a single into right field to score Lee. Donovan Solano followed with an RBI-sacrifice fly into the left field corner which brought in Stanton.
    Ty Wigginton broke the shutout with a lead-off solo home run to left field on a 0-1 pitch in the fifth inning. It was his tenth homer this season and third career round-tripper off Buerhle.
    The Phillies tied the game on a two-out rally in the sixth inning. Kevin Frandsen reached base on an infield single and Chase Utley walked. Wigginton knocked in Frandsen on a single into left field.
    Miami responded in the bottom of the frame to retake the lead 3-2. Dobbs blasted a two-out solo homer on the first pitch to right field for his fourth home run this year.
    The Marlins batted around and put up six runs in the eighth inning. Jose Reyes walked and went to third on a single into center field by Lee. Stanton stroked a single to left field off B.J. Rosenberg and knocked in Reyes.
    Four batters later and two out, Austin Kearns came in to pinch-hit with the bases loaded against Michael Schwimer. Kearns looped a two-run single into shallow left and drove in Lee and Stanton. Kearns advanced to second on the play. Solano and Kearns crossed the plate on a double by Bryan Petersen to left-center. Gorkys Hernandez laced a single into center for Petersen to score.

Craig Misch Gone From WAXY

    Weekend host Craig Misch left 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM last week after four years at the station. He will continue to host a mid-afternoon fantasy baseball show with former Florida Marlins player Cliff Floyd on Sirius XM Radio. He began that show back in 2011.
     Misch started in the Miami market at 1700 The Fan WAFN-AM where he was a sports producer, sports anchor and sports host from 1999 until 2000. He landed at Fox Sports Net Florida and became the executive producer, sports reporter and fill-in studio host for a weekly show called Miccosukee Sports Rap. Misch also held weekend host duties at Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM during the mid-2000's. 

WAXY Promotes Eric Reed

    Eric Reed adds afternoon sports anchor duties on the Dan LeBatard Show at 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM. He has been the early afternoon producer of the Jason Jackson Show and a weekend host at that station. He replaced Alex Dunno who left two weeks ago to become the midday sports anchor and weekend host for Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM. Reed was with Sunshine Broadcasting in Gainesville for two years as a sports host until 2008.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Phillies Jump On Marlins

    The game was decided on the second pitch of the game as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Miami Marlins 1-0 at Marlins Park on Tuesday night. Miami was shut out for their third straight game. They tied a franchise record with 27 consecutive innings without a run.
    Josh Johnson(7-9) pitched a three-hitter through eight innings for the Fish when he was removed from the game. He gave up one run on three hits and struck out seven Phillies.
    Kyle Kendrick(5-9) hurled seven shutout innings for Philadelphia, allowed five hits and struck out six. Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 26th save as he worked the ninth inning.
    Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a solo home run to right field on a 1-0 count in the opening frame. It was his 14th homer this season. He passed Larry Bowa for most games played as a Phillies shortstop with 1,731.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Phillies Blank Marlins


    The Miami Marlins were held scoreless for their second consecutive home game as they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 Monday night at Marlins Park.  Cole Hamels improved his record to 13-6 as he pitched a complete game seven-hit shutout. Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi(3-8) went five innings and allowed two earned runs on eight hits.
    The Phillies took the eventual lead with two runs during the third inning. With one out, Jimmy Rollins singled to right and Juan Pierre singled to center field. Chase Utley drove Rollins in on a double into right field. Three batters later with John Mayberry Jr. at-bat and two out, Pierre scored on fielding error by Marlins third baseman Greg Dobbs.
    Philadelphia added to their lead in the next inning with two outs. Pierre laced a triple into right field and Rollins came around to score from first.
    Carlos Zambrano gave up the Phillies final run of the game in the seventh inning. Domonic Brown walked, Mayberry singled to center and Kevin Frandsen singled to right to load the bases with one out. Brown scored on a Erik Kratz sacrifice fly to center field.

Dolphins Release Chad Johnson


    The Miami Dolphins have let go wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, from training camp on Sunday. He signed with the team as a free agent back in June and had practiced at Dolphins training camp in Davie over the past two weeks. Johnson was arrested on Saturday for allegedly hitting his wife.   
    He played for the New England Patriots last season and had 15 catches for 276 yards and one touchdown. The team were the AFC Champions and lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl 46. Chad Johnson grew up in Dade County and played high school football at Miami Beach. He started his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals and played there for ten seasons.

 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dodgers Two-Hit Marlins

    The Los Angeles Dodgers held Miami to a two-hitter as they shut down the Marlins 5-0 on Sunday at Marlins Park. Dodgers starter Chris Capuano had a no-hitter after 6 1/3 innings until in was broken up by a Jose Reyes single. Capuano(11-8) struck out ten and gave up only two hits in eight innings pitched for the victory. Wade LeBlanc(1-2) went seven innings and allowed one run on six hits.
    Los Angeles got their first run against LeBlanc in the third inning. Capuano and Shane Victorino both singled to center field. Mark Ellis loaded the bases as he picked up a bunt single. After Matt Kemp struck out, Capuano scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by former Marlin Hanley Ramirez.
    Heath Bell entered the game for LeBlanc in the eighth inning and was credited for four runs allowed. With one out, Ellis got an infield single and Kemp followed with a double to left field. Ramirez brought in Ellis and Kemp on to left field. He advanced to second on the play.
    Ramirez scored on a single by Andre Ethier into right-center field and Bell was taken out for Chris Hatcher. Following Juan Rivera striking out, Luis Cruz drove Ethier in with a double to deep right-center field.

Sid Rosenberg Is Back

    Sid Rosenberg will begin his new morning show on 640 Sports WMEN-AM on Monday. He would have started earlier this summer, but his previous employer WQAM would not release him from his contract due to a non-compete clause. His associates on the morning program will include executive producer Marc Eisenberg along with producers Danny Garcia and Steve Zemach. All three previously worked with Rosenberg at WQAM.
    Rosenberg joined Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM in September 2009 as a midday host. He moved to the afternoon shift in June 2010 and replaced Curtis Stevenson and Anita Marks. He held the spot until early April 2012 when he was fired for his arrest on DUI and driving with a suspended license.
    Rosenberg worked at CBS Sportsline in Fort Lauderdale first as a salesman then as a sports co-host with Scott Kaplan. They moved their show The Drive to New York City and worked mornings at WNEW-FM.     
    He then landed at Sports Radio 66 WFAN-AM where he was the morning sports anchor for the Imus In The Morning Show. He added midday co-host duties with Jody McDonald and later with Joe Benigno. He worked there from 2001 until 2005 when he was let go after he did not show up for the New York Giants pregame show as studio host.
    Rosenberg returned to Florida and joined 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM in late 2005 as a fill-in host. He was promoted to co-host middays with O.J. McDuffie. After Joe Rose's departure to WQAM, he was reassigned to become the morning show host. He held that position until May 2009 when he was released from that station.

Marlins Outlast Dodgers

    The Miami Marlins came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 at Marlins Park on Saturday night. Ricky Nolasco(9-11) picked up the victory for Miami as he went five innings and allowed two runs on nine hits. Dodgers recent acquisition Joe Blanton(8-10) pitched five innings and surrendered four runs on six hits.
    The Dodgers took the lead during the fourth inning. A.J. Ellis got a one-out to deep left field and advanced to third on a base hit by Blanton. Shane Victorino grounded out to second for Ellis to score.
    Los Angeles added another run in the fifth inning. Matt Kemp led off with a single to center field and later stole second. He scored on a single by Andre Ethier into right center for a 2-0 lead.
    Miami rallied with a four-run rally to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Donovan Solano popped a one-out double to left and scored on a double into left field by Nick Green. John Buck got an RBI-double to deep center field as Green scored to tie the game at 2-2.
    After a single by Austin Kearns, Buck scored on a sacrifice to the pitcher by Gorkys Hernandez. Justin Ruggiano followed with a single to right field and brought in Kearns.
    Brandon League gave up three runs to the Marlins in the eighth inning. Hernandez was on third and Jose Reyes was on first with one out. Carlos Lee knocked both runners in on a double to deep left-center field. Two batters later, Solano singled into right field for Lee to cross the plate.
    In the ninth inning, the Dodgers picked up one run off Steve Cishek. Victorino started with a double to left-center field. He scored two batters later when Kemp grounded out to short.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ramirez Returns, Marlins Lose

    Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs in his return to Miami as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Marlins 5-2 on Friday night at Marlins Park. Local sports history was made as the Marlins and the Miami Dolphins played home games on the same day for the first time ever. Both teams had played at Joe Robbie Stadium, currently Sun Life Stadium, from 1993 until 2011. 
    Clayton Kershaw(10-6) went 6 1/3 innings for the Dodgers and allowed two runs on three hits while he struck out seven. Mark Buehrle(9-11) took the loss for Miami as he gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings.
    Justin Ruggiano put the Marlins into the lead in the first inning as he blasted a one-out solo home run to center field on a 3-2 pitch. It was his 10th homer of the season.
    The Dodgers got four runs in the sixth inning off Buerhle. Shane Victorino began the frame with a double to right-center field. Two batters later, Matt Kemp drove him in on a double into left field and tied the game. Ramirez knocked Kemp in on a single to right field. After Andre Ethier struck out, Juan Rivera smashed a two-run homer over the left field wall on the first pitch for his fourth home run this year.
    Miami closed the gap to 4-2 in the bottom of the stanza. Gorkys Hernandez came in to pinch-hit for Buerhle and got an infield single. Three batters later, he scored on a Carlos Lee sacrifice fly to center field.
    Los Angeles extended their lead with one run in the seventh inning. With the bases loaded and two out, Ramirez hit an infield single to score A.J. Ellis.  
  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Chris Perkins Exits WMEN

    Chris Perkins and Marc Eisenberg did their final morning show on Friday at 640 Sports WMEN-AM. Eisenberg will slide into the executive producer spot for the Sid Rosenberg Show which will begin on Monday morning. He will also continue his role as the morning sports anchor at the station.
    Perkins leaves 640 Sports after one year as the morning co-host with three different versions of the program. He joined the station in August 2011 as part of the Armando and The Amigo Show with Armando Salguero and Larry Milian. That lasted until the end of December when Milian left for 940 WINZ-AM The Sports Animal to become a mid-afternoon show co-host with Phil Dominic. The morning show was renamed Armando and Perk in January. It lasted until late May as Salguero exited when the station announced that Sid Rosenberg would take over the morning slot on August 13. Eisenberg and Perkins did an interim show since early June.
    Perkins will continue to write for Fox Sports Florida.com as their Miami correspondent, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a sports writer and as a writer for NBA.com. He appeared on WPLG-TV Channel 10 as a studio basketball analyst earlier this year during the Miami Heat championship playoff run. He once was the Miami Heat beat writer for the Palm Beach Post and the Texas Rangers beat writer for the Dallas Morning News.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Marlins Destroy Mets

    Jose Reyes smashed a home run to increase his hitting streak to 26 games as the Miami Marlins were victorious with a 13-0 shutout over the New York Mets. He is now tied with the second longest hit streak in Marlins history with Emilio Bonifacio who accomplished it back in 2010. Giancarlo Stanton also added two home runs off Mets starter Chris Young in the Marlins win.
    Nathan Eovaldi(3-7) got the win for the Fish as he pitched five innings of scoreless ball and gave up four hits. Young(3-6) lasted 4 1/3 innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits.
    Reyes extended his hit streak with a two-out solo home run to right field on a 0-1 count in the first inning. It was his eighth homer this season. Carlos Lee walked and was followed by a two-run home run by Stanton on the first pitch to left-center field for a 3-0 lead.
    Miami picked up four runs in the fifth inning. With one out, Justin Ruggiano hit a ground-rule double to deep center field and Reyes then walked. Both guys were able to pull off a double steal and advanced one base. Lee picked up a two-run single to shallow left to make it 5-0. Stanton blasted his second home run which was a two-run shot to left field on a 2-2 pitch. It was his 21st homer this year.
    The Marlins added another four-spot in the eighth inning as they able to load the bases with one out against Garrett Olsen. Bryan Petersen cracked a triple into center field to score Greg Dobbs, John Buck and Gorkys Hernandez. Ruggiano then knocked in Petersen on an infield single.
    In the ninth inning, Stanton started with a single to shallow center field and Scott Cousins came in as a pinch-runner. Dobbs increased the lead to 13-0 on a two-run homer to right-center on a 2-1 count for his third home run this season.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Arbitron Ratings July

    Once again 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM continued as the top sports format radio station in Miami/Fort Lauderdale for the month of July. Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM remained flat from the previous month while 940 WINZ-AM The Sports Animal dropped off the map this past month. The July ratings seemed to be a disappointment for all the stations.
    790 The Ticket took a big fall from a 1.6 in June to a 0.9 in July. The audience from broadcasting the Miami Heat championship run in June did not carry into the next month. The Miami Marlins had a dismal month in July as interest waned. The station also had numerous people who tried to fill in the morning co-host position with Marc Hochman after Jon Weiner, aka Stugotz, had enough of working double duty every weekday at that station through early July.
    Sports Radio 560 stayed the same with a 0.7 in July just like they did in June. The ratings period ended in a crash for the station when midday host Michael Irvin was let go after being there for two years. It has also been hurt with no game broadcasts of any local team in July.
    940 The Sports Animal totally disappeared from the ratings and could not garner even a 0.1 in July. The station had a 0.4 back in June. It seemed the audience is waiting for the start of training camp for the Miami Dolphins on their flagship station. The last local sports station that recorded less than a 0.1 was 1400 The Fan WFLL-AM which they did on a constant basis between 2004 and 2006.

Marlins Take Mets

    The Miami Marlins got a four-run rally in the fourth inning as they edged the New York Mets 4-2 on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 25 games. Carlos Zambrano(7-9) picked up the win after pitching 1 1/3 innings of hitless ball in middle relief. Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc was unable to qualify for the win because he went only four innings.
     Miami handled Mets starting pitcher Jonathan Niese(8-6) as they blew the game open with four runs in the fourth. The Marlins began with two infield singles by Justin Ruggiano and Jose Reyes. Ruggiano scored on a Carlos Lee single to left field. Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI-sacrifice fly to center field and brought in Reyes.
    Austin Kearns singled into right center and advanced Lee to second. Two batters later, John Buck doubled into right field to score Lee and Kearns for a 4-0 lead.
    Daniel Murphy socked a lead-off home run to right field in the fifth inning for his fourth homer of the season. Later in the frame, the Mets continued with a two-out rally as Jason Bay and Ike Davis singled into left field. Bay scored on a single to right field by Andres Torres.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Zaslow Stays At WAXY Mornings

    Jonathan Zaslow was named the permanent morning co-host with Marc Hochman on 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM. Zaslow began filling in mornings since the first week of July. Jon Weiner. aka Stugotz, continues with the Dan LeBatard Show in the afternoon after two months as an interim morning co-host with Hochman.
    Zaslow had limited shifts at night since late June because 790 The Ticket is the flagship station of Miami Marlins game broadcasts. He would have only one or two shifts per week with the Marlins playing weeknight games through early October.
    Zaslow began at 790 The Ticket in 2004 as a midday producer for the Jon "Boog" Sciambi Show. He added weekend co-host duties at the station. He replaced Kevin Rogers as the evening host and became the studio host of the Florida Panthers Radio Network. Zaslow shifted to middays in May 2009 when Jorge Sedano took over the morning show. He returned back to evenings in September 2009.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Nats Beat Marlins


    The Washington Nationals put up four runs in the second inning to defeat the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Sunday at Nationals Park. Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a single in the fourth inning. Stephen Strasburg improved his record to 12-5 as he pitched six scoreless innings, struck out six and allowed three hits.
    Washington began the second inning as Jason Werth singled to left and Danny Espinosa was hit by a pitch. Both advances on a fly out to center by Jesus Flores. Strasburg singled to deep right field to bring in Werth and Espinosa for a 2-0 lead.
    Steve Lombardozzi followed with a walk and Bryce Harper singled into right to load the bases off Ricky Nolasco(8-11). Two batters later, Strasburg and Lombardozzi scored on a two-run single by Adam LaRoche to center field.
    The Marlins closed the gap against Craig Stammen in the seventh inning. Carlos Lee led off with a double to left field and then scored on a Greg Dobbs double to deep right-center field.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Braves Chop Marlins

    The Atlanta Braves came out strong and walloped the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Thursday night at Turner Field. The Bravos got to Nathan Eovaldi(2-7) early as he allowed six runs on eight hits in two innings pitched. The game was delayed in the fourth inning for 42 minutes due to rain, however the Marlins were unfortunate that the game was not postponed.
    Atlanta got three runs in the first inning off Eovaldi. New Braves outfielder Reed Johnson got a one-out single to right-center field and Jason Heyward followed with a single to right field. Johnson and Heyward scored on a double to deep left-center field by Chipper Jones. Three batters later, Dan Uggla knocked in Jones with a single to left.
    The Braves added to their lead in the second inning. Michael Bourn singled to right then Johnson was hit by a pitch. Heyward singled to left field as Bourn scored. Freddie Freeman doubled to deep right field two batters later and brought in Johnson along with Heyward.
    Jose Reyes extended his hit streak to 20 games with a lead-off triple to deep left field in the sixth inning. Carlos Lee broke the shutout with a sacrifice fly into right to score Reyes. The Marlins travel to Washington and play a doubleheader on Friday against the Nationals.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Todd Wright Back On Radio

    Todd Wright has joined Sports Radio 98.7 The Fan WHFS-FM in Tampa Bay as an afternoon co-host. He has been off the air since early February. Wright, a University of Miami grad, was the television play-by-play announcer of the Miami Tropics on Sunshine Network back in 1993. The Tropics won the United States Basketball League(USBL) championship that year with John Lucas as head coach and team owner.
    He hosted the All Night With Todd Wright overnight show on ESPN Radio from 1996 until 2005. He then joined Sporting News Radio in June 2006 as the late night host of Todd Wright Tonight. The network changed its name to Yahoo! Sports Radio in August 2011. Wright remained as the late night host for several months until he was shifted to become the evening host. He left the organization in February 2012. Wright began his career as a sportscaster at Sports Radio 910 WFNS-AM in Tampa Bay.

Lengyel Shifts To Middays

    Erik Lengyel has moved to a different shift at 640 Sports WMEN-AM. He is now the midday sports anchor and midday producer for the Troy Stafford Show and the Andy Slater Show. The upcoming Sid Rosenberg morning show to launch on August 13 picked up Steve Zemach and Danny Garcia as the new morning producers. Both came from Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM in July.
    Lengyel was the morning show producer and board operator since the station flipped to a sports format in March 2008. He was involved with the Jeff DeForest Show, Armando and the Amgo along with the Armando and Perk Show. He was also a Saturday late morning co-host on the station earlier this year. Lengyel has been a game analyst for the Broward County high school football game of the week on Friday nights at WWNN-AM 1470 for several years.

Marlins Down Braves

    The Miami Marlins evaded the Atlanta Braves with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday night at Turner Field in the third game of a four-game series. Carlos Zambano(6-9) won the game not as a starter but as a middle reliever. He went 1 2/3 innings and allowed one run on two hits. Ben Sheets(3-1) took the loss for the Braves as he gave up four runs on eleven hits in 6 2/3 innings and struck out eight.
    The Marlins exploded with three runs in the first inning. Emilio Bonifacio led off with a single to center and then stole second base. Donnie Murphy singled to left and went to second on a sacrifice by Jose Reyes. Carlos Lee picked up an RBI-single to right field as Bonifacio scored. Murphy scored on a single by Greg Dobbs to center field. Bryan Petersen knocked in Lee on a single to right field.
    The Bravos got a run in the second inning as Paul Janish smacked a two-out double to center field and brought in Freddie Freeman. He got a one-out single to get the rally going.
    Miami pulled off a two-out rally from the bottom of the lineup in the fourth inning. Scott Cousins reached base on an infield single and scored on a Wade LeBlanc double to left field. LeBlanc pitched 4 1/3 innings for the Marlins and allowed one run on five hits.
    Atlanta cut the lead to 4-2 in the sixth inning. Chipper Jones had a one-out walk and Freeman followed with a single to left-center field. After David Ross flew out to right, former Marlin Dan Uggla doubled into left field to score Jones.
    Steve Cishek picked up his fifth save of the season as he pitched a hitless ninth inning. Martin Prado grounded into a double play to end the game.
   
  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mike Marchant Leaves WAXY

    Mike Marchant has left 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM to become a producer at Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM as of August 1. He follows Alex Dunno who made the same move last week. Marchant was recently the morning producer at 790 The Ticket and had been with that station for eight years. He joins current WQAM interim program director Andy King who he worked with on the Jorge Sedano morning show until early April.