Monday, May 6, 2013
Overview: The Fish had a nice week (stellar, by their standards). They won their first series of the year, taking two of three from the Mets. Then in Philadelphia the team rebounded after dropping the first two to earn a four game split.
Positives: The club finally has a winning streak (three is about all we can hope for). Four wins in a week doubles their previous high mark. All in all the team is starting to play better.
Negatives: Stanton hits the DL. The main reason for watching Fish games is going to be sidelined for a while.
Lines of the Week: Dual honors this week, because they're both very worthy (and we did leave the award vacant in the past). Jose Fernandez threw a gem on Saturday night (and the pen didn't blow it) to finally get his first win. On Sunday, Adeinny Hechavarria was inches away from hitting two grands slams in a blowout win over the Phillies.
Fernandez: W, 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 9 K, .423 WPA
Hechavarria: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 3B, 1 H, 7 RBI, .220 WPA
Highlight of the Week: The club had an array of nice defensive plays and a couple of walkoff wins, but watch Jose Fernandez go to work on the Phils.
Looking Ahead: The club heads out west for three in San Diego then three in Los Angeles to face the Dodgers.