Sunday, June 20, 2010
Overview: After getting swept in Texas, the Marlins took two of three from Tampa Bay.
Positives: Those knock-off vuvuzelas were great, I don't care what this guy says about it.
Negatives: July is drawing near and the Marlins are 3 games under .500 and 8 games behind first-place Atlanta (as of this writing at 3:45 on Sunday). They need to go on a run soon or else morale may begin to sag.
Line of the Week: Since we took a break from awarding Josh Johnson with Line of the Week last week, this week's award goes to the big right-hander for another high-quality start earlier today during which, apart from a mistake to Carl Crawford, he was pretty flawless.
Highlight of the Week: You may have heard us talk about this kid Mike Stanton. The man hit his first career tater tot, and it was a tetra tot to boot. Hopefully the first of many. Honorable Mention goes to Dan Uggla and Cody Ross for the double-team shaving cream pie after the game. Well done, guys.
Looking Ahead: The Marlins have a three-game set in Baltimore on Tuesday followed by three at home against San Diego.