Rally Falls Short in 12th

7/19/98 — Rob Stanifer allowed 3 runs in the top of the 12th and a Marlins’ rally fell just short, as the Cubs beat the Marlins 7-6. Of concern to the Marlins is the injury to Eric Ludwick who has already spent 2 stints on the DL.

After 0-7 Start, Fontenot Sent to DL

Eric Ludwick regained his spot in the starting rotation as the struggling Joe Fontenot (0-7) was placed on the disabled list. Ludwick will start on Monday. Ludwick was the Marlins’ best starter in the first few weeks of the season prior to getting injured.

With Abbott Gone, Castillo and Gonzalez to Patrol Infield

Marlins trade utility infielder Kurt Abbott back to the team where they found him four years ago, the Oakland Athletics. Abbott, who made $650,000 last year and was headed to arbitration lost his starting 2B job when the Marlins acquired Craig Counsell. With a wealth of young talent available in the infield, including Alex González …