Sunday, May 2, 2010
Overview: The Marlins had a .500% week, dropping two of three against the Padres but taking the weekend series against the Nationals.
Positives: Hanley Ramirez has heated up with a 9-22 week with 4 homers to keep the offense rolling. The starting pitching has been a bit up and down, but the club notched two complete games this week. Especially nice was Chris Volstad's gem, his best outing this season by far.
Negatives: Overall the team has struggled. They lost three consecutive series and then dropped the opening game to Scott Olsen and the Nats which dropped them under .500%. Nate Robertson started on three days rest on Wednesday and it didn't work out.
Line of the Week: Josh Johnson clinched the honor early in the week with his epic effort in the series opener against San Diego.
CG, 9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 12 K's
3-4, 3 RBI
Highlight of the Week: Clay Hensley pitched three scoreless innings in relief on Friday and struck out seven.
Looking Ahead: After a day off tomorrow, the Fish wrap up the home stand with three against Giants. On the weekend they will face off with the Nationals again in Washington.
Lastly, as you probably have heard/read by now. After Clay Hensley's stellar outing on Friday, he learned his father passed away. He has been placed on bereavement leave. Thoughts and payers to him and his family.