Sunday, September 5, 2010
Overview: The Marlins won two of three from both the Nationals and the Braves.
Positives: See above. Also, the Fish provided the baseball world some great theater with a bench clearing brawl on Wednesday night. Gaby Sanchez' clothesline takedown of Nyjer Morgan is an internet classic now.
Negatives: The Marlins have been very unlucky with injuries. Ricky Nolasco is being shut down for the rest of the season. Donnie Murphy dislocated his wrist and is also done. John Baker underwent Tommy John surgery. Logan Morrison was hit in the face with a foul ball while he was in the on-deck circle and his status is in question. Also, the downside to the brawl are a number of suspensions (Volstad, Sanabia, Sanchez) that are currently being appealed.
Line of the Week: With a solid weekend series, Logan Morrison has raised his batting average over .300%
3 games, 6-12, 2 doubles, 3 triples, 2 RBI's
Highlight of the Week: Cameron Maybin made two great plays: A diving catch on Saturday night, and a grand slam-robbing over the fence grab this afternoon.
Looking Ahead: The Marlins/Zephyrs/Suns travel to Philadelphia for four games, including a double-header tomorrow. On the weekend they will travel to Washington.