Sunday, August 22, 2010
Overview: The Marlins won three of four in Pittsburgh and two of three at home against the Astros.
Positives: It was a good week on the field as the team posted it's first five game winning streak of the season. The pitching has been pretty good, especially the spot starts by Alex Sanabia and Andrew Miller.
Negatives: Ronnie Paulino was suspended 50 games for a positive test of performance reducing drugs. Ricky Nolasco has a torn meniscus (from tying his shoe!) and may miss the rest of the season. At least he and Chris Coghlan can have a sleepover and share notes about the injury. Also, after today's game it was announced that Cody Ross was awarded to the Giants after they made a waiver claim on him. In return we received
a couple of nice prospects nothing. Really Marlins? I would've paid at least a solid $20 to have Cody chill with me the rest of the year.
Line of the Week: Alex Sanabia's spot start, a good one:
W, 7 & 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Highlight of the Week: Amazingly it's Emilio Bonifacio again with two web gems. First gunning down a runner at the plate, then today with a nice diving catch.
Looking Ahead: After an off day, the club hits the road again for three each against the Mets and Braves.