Sunday, April 8, 2012
Overview: The Fish have had a tough first week, dropping three out of four games.
Positives: Fears that the team would continue to struggle at the plate were alleviated with an eight run outburst on Saturday. The Fish also crossed the plate five times today. As much as the starting pitching has left some to be desired, each thrower has gone at least six innings, with Ricky Nolasco going eight strong in his win. Steve Cishek has notched three scoreless appearances out of the pen too.
Negatives: Those first two days at the plate were rough. Heath Bell looked nothing like a lights out closer worthy of a $27 million contract in his first save opportunity today. Basically, not much has gone right for the Marlins thus far.
Line of the Week: Not a lot of great things to choose from this week, but we'll give the nod to Rick Nolasco, primarily for his number in the walk column, zero.
W, 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K
Highlight of the Week: Omar Infante showed off his glove on Saturday night with a diving stop.
Looking Ahead: The Fish head to Philly for a three game set (off day Tuesday), and head home next weekend for a series with the Astros.