Monday, April 26, 2010
Apologies for the tardiness of this post, we suffered from the same lethargy that the team did on the first trip out sorta west.
Overview: The Marlins continued the odd sequence road trip by losing two of three in both Houston and Colorado, giving them thier first sub-.500% week (2-4).
Positives: Dan Uggla his having an unusually strong April. Normally a slow starter, Daniel is hitting .324 and OPS-ing .973, both well above his career averages. Ricky Nolasco has continued his excellent form following up his complete game in Philly with an eight inning masterpiece in Colorado.
Negatives: Losing the first two to the Astros was unexpected and laregly due to a bullpen meltdown, Tim Wood and Burke Badenhop the culprits. Also the team lacked clutch hitting and was unable to add on to their leads in those games.
Line of the Week: Since Ricky got the honor last week, we'll give him the honorable mention and instead recognize Brett Carroll, who starting in place of Chris Coghlan had a nice afternoon on Saturday.
2-3, HR, 2B, SF, 2 RBI
Highlight of the Week: Okay, we'll just let you watch Ricky go to town on the Rox hitters. Enjoy!
Looking Ahead: The Marlins begin a nine game homestand with three against the surging Padres. After an off day on Thursday, the Nationals come to town.