Sunday, April 20, 2014
Overview: The Marlins dropped two of three to the Nationals but swept the Mariners for a 4-2 home stand.
Positives: The bats have mostly woken up and the starting pitching has been very nice. The Fish were able to win two close ballgames against Seattle. Giancarlo Stanton, M.D. remains piping hot to start the season.
Negatives: Mike Dunn is still doing Mike Dunn things. The bullpen as a whole leaves some to be desired, but if they didn't, what fun would that be?
Line of the Week: Henderson Alvarez's start on Saturday night,, an efficient 90 pitch complete game shutout, was arguable as good as his no-hitter last September.
W, CG, 9 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K
Internet MVP of the Week: This super #TURNT fan who wasted no time hopping into the Clevelander pool to retrieve Marcell Ozuna's home run ball. That's good hustle.
Highlight of the Week: Nothing makes us feel more happy in the pants than a #WALKOFFMONSTERDONGGRANDSLAM
Looking Ahead: Miami travels to Atlanta for three and to New York for a weekend series with the Mets.
FYI: I (Ted) will be attending Tuesday night's ballgame, a Jose Fernandez start, at Turner Field. If any Atlanta/South-based Marlins fans are going, tweet @tedhill or @MarlinsDiehards. I'll buy you a beer and we can share Quilvio Veras stories.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
What to do while you're dreaming of a competent bullpen...
- Bad Boys, ESPN, 7pm: The newest 30 for 30 documentary, about the late-80s Detroit Pistons.
- NHL Playoffs: Chicago at St. Louis, 7pm, NBCSports: if you're into that sort of thing...
- Community/Parks and Rec, NBC, 8pm: Season finale for Community, which has been stellar in Dan Harmon's return from exile.
- NCIS, CBS, 9pm: Watch it, then you'll have something to talk about with your parents (for once)!
- Scandal, ABC, 9pm: Watch it, then you'll have something to talk about with your boring friends!
The Jonah Keri podcast made its triumphant return this week, now part of Grantland's podcast lineup. Listen to it here, and try not to get the best theme song in podcasting stuck in your head.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Then Sr. #Monsterdong took the bull by the horns and unleashed some hot sex on Marlins Park:
Monday, April 14, 2014
Hey, remember when the Marlins steamrolled Colorado and San Diego en route to a 5-2 record to start the season?
That was awesome.
Two straight series sweeps at Washington and Philadelphia, and the Fish are right back where everyone expected them to be:
The Marlins' poor play prompted this exchange between your fearless bloggers:
But hey, at least we can watch this #Monsterdong over and over until we forget about last week: