Sunday, May 10, 2009
Overview: The Marlins won the first game against Cincinnati but dropped the second contest and both games to the Braves. They bounced back and won the first two games in Colorado before dropping the final game today to finish a 3-4 week.
Positives: The Fish desperately needed a good series in Denver, which is usually a house of horrors, and they were able to grab the first two. The starting pitching trio of Nolasco-JJ-Volstad was extremely good as they each posted quality starts this weekend. The bullpen has also found a great run of form with 19 consecutive scoreless innings.
Negatives: The offense is still struggling to score runs as five of this week's seven games the club scored three runs or fewer. A number of hitters remain in slumps which prompted the call up of Chris Coghlan, in hopes of producing more runs.
Highlight of the week: The team achieved their second walkoff win of the season last Monday with the very obscure walkoff fielders choice with runner advancing home on an error.
Line of the week: Hanley Ramirez has gotten very hot lately. Here are his totals from this week.
14-26, .528% BA, 4 HR, 7 RBI
Looking ahead: The club plays three in Milwaukee midweek before returning home to face the Manny-free Dodgers on the weekend.