Monday, May 24, 2010
AP Photo/John Smierciak via MiamiHerald.com
We'll abbreviate things this week, since I'm in a hurry (Sorry!).
Overview: After splitting two-game sets with Arizona and St. Louis, the Marlins dropped two of three to the White Sox.
Positives: Are you aware that Cody Ross is tied for 7th in the NL with 51 hits? I wasn't, not that the stat tells us much.
Negatives: Everyone was mad at Hanley Ramirez for some reason, I'm not sure what it was though, since it got so little media coverage...
Line of the Week: Josh Johnson has won six straight decisions since losing on Opening Day. He's currently sporting a 2.79 FIP with 1.9 Wins Above Replacement (or a 2.43 ERA and 1.03 for those of you who dislike the Sabrmetric stats). Here is his combined line in two starts this week against the Diamondbacks and White Sox:
13IP, 8H, 0R, 4BB, 9K (all on Tuesday), 197 pitches,
Highlight of the Week: Dan Uggla has homered in 6 of his past 10 games to grab a share of the NL home run lead (tied with Kelly Johnson). Here is a tater tot from Tuesday's game against Arizona to one of the deepest parts of Sun Life Stadium.
Looking Ahead: After a day off today, the Marlins host Atlanta for three games followed by a three-game set with Philadelphia. Both series could give the Marlins a lift in the standings, with the team currently sitting a half game behind the Braves and four games behind the Phillies.
We'll have your Off Day TV Guide up this afternoon.