Sunday, May 3, 2009
Overview: A three-game winning streak was sandwiched between a loss in New York and losing the final three to the Cubs to make it a 3-4 road trip. The Marlins now stand at 14-11 on the season.
Positives: The Fish found a way to win a couple tight ballgames by coming back in the 8th inning on getaway day in New York and the opener in Chicago. Jorge Cantu also continued his hot streak against the Mets before cooling down against the Cubs
Negatives: The team's starting pitchers have now gone a franchise record 16 games without recording a win. Too often we are behind very early in games and the hole only gets deeper. That stat is somewhat overshadowing the Marlins deficiencies at the plate though. In five out of seven games this week, the team scored four or fewer runs in nine innings.
Line of the week: Jorge Cantu, Tuesday night in New York
3-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB
Highlight of the week: This week's award goes to Cody Ross, whose clutch RBI hit took the Marlins from behind to ahead in the rubber match of the Mets series. It was great redemption for him after being in a similar situation earlier in the game but not getting a run home.
Looking ahead: The Fish have a quick four game homestand with two games each against the Reds and Braves before a long flight to Colorado for a weekend series against the Rockies.