Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Has anyone else noticed that Chris Volstad looks like he is fighting back tears when he throws a pitch? Go ahead and check out a Google image search, he makes the same face every time. So from now on, I dub Chris Mr. Strong Men Also Cry. He also has this squinty thing going on with his right eye. It's a little weird. Can't argue with the results, though. Volstad shut out the Giants today, going all nine innings, scattering five hits while striking out six and walking none on 105 pitches. It was the first complete game shutout by a Marlins pitcher this year, helping the Fish avoid a sweep by the Bay.
In other news, Hanley Ramirez sat out for the fourth straight game and the Marlins called up infielder Andy Gonzalez from Triple-A, but Fredi Gonzalez says Hanley is totally not going on the DL and we should NOT panic. But I'm totally panicing, and there's nothing Fredi can do to stop me besides putting Hanley back in the starting lineup. I WANT MY HANLEY BACK!! Fredi says Hanley will play at least twice in Arizona this weekend. If he doesn't, I will FREAK OUT. Get better Hanley.
AP Photo/George Nikitin via Team Rodent