Monday, April 7, 2014
Positives: Giancarlo Stanton (notoriously a slow starter) has already bested the best April of his career in the first week alone. He has two home runs and 12 RBI (two of which came in March, but whatevs). Miami leads MLB in runs per game, doubly shocking considering how bad last year's squad was at simply getting on base. Even the Godfather has taken notice of the Marlins:
— Washed up Frank (@SubstitutePapi) April 5, 2014
This will only lead to more calls for Micky Arison to buy the Marlins, but we still believe that won't happen anytime soon.
Negatives: We're not going to spoil our fun with some #SmallSampleSizeTheater observations (though we will probably write a post all about it later this week). Let's enjoy this good fortune while it's still early April.
Line of the Series: We were planning to give the nod to Nate Eovaldi for his 8-strikeout day on Sunday, until he gave up a decisive pinch-hit three-run home run to Alexi Amarista in the seventh inning. Instead, we'll give the nod to Jose Fernandez' excellent Saturday outing:
6.2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 0.386 WPA
Highlight of the Series:
WE HAVE EXPLOSION IN OUR PANTS
— Marlins Diehards (@MarlinsDiehards) April 4, 2014
Looking Ahead: The Marlins have Monday off, then face their first real test of the season with a three-game set at Washington.