Sunday, July 19, 2009
From Buyers To Sellers In Four Days
Overview: The title above says it all. A four game set with the Phillies went about as bad as possible. Jamie Moyer predictably won game one for Philadelphia. Game two featured a nice Marlins comeback but it wasn't completed and the Fish eventually lost in twelve innings. Saturday presented a great opportunity to get back in the series with ace Josh Johnson on the mound. But, mother nature had different plans and for once was not on our side, game postponed. Sunday was another day of fail as Andrew Miller struggled and the lineup left the population of Rhode Island on base. 0-3 for the week. 7 games back of the first place Phils.
Positives: The ground was broken on the new stadium, and it does look pretty awesome. Also, if my title is correct and the team are no longer buying at the trade deadline, it is better in the long run that we have all of our prospects for at least another year to develop.
Negatives: I pretty much covered them all in the overview. The team could not hit or drive runs in and the pitching wasn't stellar. Tough to win ballgames like that.
Highlight of the Week: NA. Honestly, I tried to think of anything worthy to put here, but still came up empty.
Line of the Week: Ronnie Paulino gets the nod for a 3-5 night on Friday, with three runs scored. Weak, but it really was the best of this series.
Looking Ahead: If the Marlins want to make me look stupid and climb right back into the race, they will need to have an uncharacteristically good trip to the west coast. Three in San Diego, Three in Los Angeles, four wins is a must. Five or six would be preferred.