Sunday, June 21, 2009
Hanley does the stanky leg Saturday vs. New York.
Overview: The Marlins dropped 2 of 3 at Fenway before taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees in Miami.
Positives: Josh Johnson continues to deal, going 7 innings while giving up one run to the Yankees. Hanley Ramirez broke a 101-at-bat homerless drought on Sunday afternoon. Matt Lindstrom put forth the Platonic ideal of an Alfonseca save against the Yankees the same day. A timely rainstorm in Boston impelled the umpiring crew to call a Marlins victory in the sixth inning.
Negatives: All of the Marlins' victories this week have been of the one-run variety, which is not a very comforting sign. One-run games are often a circumstance of chance, and you do not want to depend on them. For some reason, Emilio Bonifacio is still an everyday starter despite OBPing .288.
Highlight of the Week: Clearly the trash talk given to Yankees fans outside Land Shark Stadium following Sunday's series-clinching victory. Sometimes you have to put an annoying fan base in its place.
Line of the Week: Josh Johnson's line on Saturday night:
7 IP, 3H, 1ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 103 PitchesLooking Ahead: The Fish host a three-game set with Baltimore starting Tuesday then spend the weekend in Tampa.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky via ESPN