Monday, July 26, 2010
Overview: The Marlins took three of four against the Rockies and two of three against the Braves for a 5-2 week.
Positives: Winning, simple as that. The Fish needed a huge run after the all-star break to remain even near contention and they have delivered so far going 7-3. This week featured four walkoff wins. When you're getting game winning home runs from Donnie Murphy, you know things are going well.
Negatives: Oh boy has the bullpen been bad. The pen blew a lead in the 8th inning or later five times this week including the epic blowup of the 8-run eighth inning on Saturday to spoil a shot at a sweep of the Braves.
Line of the Week: A tip of the cap to Leo Nunez, who has been the only consistent arm in the pen. Here are his numbers in his five appearances since the break.
1-0, 3 Saves, 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 9 K's
Highlight of the Week: You could really pick your own from the lot of walkoff hits (or other great plays) this week, but the home run by Donnie Murphy surely takes the cake.
Looking Ahead: The club travels west this week for a four game set in San Francisco followed by three in San Diego.