Sunday, July 26, 2009
Overview: The Marlins showed just how effective they could have been had they moved to Portland as rumored a few years ago, going 5-1 on a West Coast road trip to San Diego and Los Angeles. The week went well enough that we still are not sure whether the Marlins will be buyers, sellers, or abstainers before the trade deadline on Friday.
Positives: The Marlins got quality starts in 4 of 6 games this week, with the starting rotation sharing a collective 2.70 ERA for the week. Hanley has another hit streak going; eight games so far.
Negatives: The Fish could have had a perfect week had the bullpen not blown a two-run lead on Saturday night.
Highlight of the Week: Emilio Bonifacio drew a bases-loaded walk in the 7th inning Monday night to score Jeremy Hermida and give the Marlins a 3-2 lead. That actually happened.
Line of the Week: Chris Volstad went 7 innings to get the win on Tuesday in San Diego, giving up one run on four hits with two strikeouts and a whole mess of groundball outs.
Looking Ahead: After taking Monday off, the Fish return to Miami for three-game sets with the Braves and Cubs.
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