Monday, May 7, 2012
Positives: Omar Infante's hot streak continues, he is now slashing .325/.352/.651, and I have no idea how. Giancarlo Stanton's power outage is officially over, as he hit four tater tots in the last six games. The Marlins are now tied with Washington for the most quality starts in MLB (21).
Negatives: It wasn't all perfect. Heath Bell blew two more saves, finally convincing Ozzie Guillen to demote him (albeit temporarily). Josh Johnson continues to struggle, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in his start on Friday. For the season he is sporting an ERA of 6.61. Other than that, though, it's been a good week.
Line of the Week: With the bullpen reeling and in need of rest, Mark Buehrle stepped up with a complete game on Saturday, earning the win in San Diego:
9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 116 pitches, 0.331 WPA
Highlight of the Week: As mentioned above, Giancarlo Stanton hit four home runs this week, including the moon shot in San Diego below. He also made a nice play with his glove on Sunday.
Looking Ahead: The Fish finish their road trip with a three-game set in Houston starting Monday. After a day off on Thursday, the Marlins return home for a three games against the Mets.