Monday, May 25, 2009
Overview: It was an eventful week with many rain delays and an epic doubleheader on Wednesday that went 23 total innings and concluded at 1:48 AM. The Marlins' slide has gotten worse though, as they went just 2-5 this week, with a couple of those losses in heartbreaking fashion.
Positives: I tried outlining some positives in a recent post, but it's tough. There are some good individual performances here and there but for the most part everyone is struggling.
Negatives: Ricky Nolasco's struggles have continued and he has been sent down to AAA to work things out. The team has also made a habit of blowing early leads. On the day of the doubleheader alone the Marlins blew leads of 3-0, 4-0, and 7-4.
Highlight of the Week: Ross Gload delivered the team's third walk off victory of the year with a game-winning single through the (very underused in my opinion) five-man infield in Sunday's finale against the Rays.
Line of the Week: The club achieved a rare dubious distinction in Saturday's game. It was the first time in eleven years a team walked nine batters, hit a batter, committed a balk, made three errors, and allowed ten runs in a game. (H/T Joe Frisaro)
Looking Ahead: Back on the road, the Fish will play three in Philadelphia starting tonight and then a weekend series in New York.