Two Weeks In Review

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Apologies for the absence of last week's review post.

Overview: Results of the series

  • at San Francisco: 2-2
  • at San Diego: 2-1
  • Philadelphia: 0-3
  • St. Louis: 1-1 (and one rainout, pictured right)
A two-week total of five wins and seven losses. And with that the Marlins are well and truly out of contention. The team is eight games out of a playoff spot. Chris Coghlan has also announced he will be having knee surgery and will not play anymore this year. This leads the club towards starting Bonifacio much more than recommended (zero).

\bows head, buries it into hands

Positives: Football season is almost here. The team did have a nice west coast road trip and looked to be heading back into contention. Other than that, not much.
Negatives: The Fish were swept by the Phillies and Bob Davidson. Even worse, Davidson still won't admit he made the incorrect call. Even though the ball took bounces only in fair territory before and beyond the bag, he believes that in mid air the ball ventured into foul ground and came back. Awesome.

Also, a bit overdue but a Marlins bloggers' favorite, Rick VandenHurk was traded to the Orioles for Will Ohman. And Oh man he hasn't been much of an improvement to the club. Not exactly the end to the #FreeHurk movement we wanted.
Line of the Week: Anibal Sanchez ensured a Marlins victory by not allowing the bullpen to pitch.

W, CG, 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K's

Highlight of the Week: Hustling Hanley delivered something I haven't seen before, a shortstop venturing out nearly to the warning track to retrieve a ball, and throw out a runner. If it was Derek Jeter, you would have already seen this play 547 times. Hat tip to Hanley for his walkoff hit Saturday night.
Looking Ahead: The Marlins hit the road for three games in both Washington and Cincinnati

image via Palm Beach Post Sports twitter feed


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