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Bats Come Alive as Fish Sweep Sinking Mets
Posted By Keith Kobler On May 17 2010 @ 2:44 pm In Florida Marlins | 1 Comment
The great thing about this game of baseball, we often refer to as ‘The National Pastime” is that on any given day at any given ballpark, you just might witness something historical. The 17,977 that made it out to Sun Life Stadium on Sunday got to witness something that no Marlins team had ever done since the teams inception in 1993, sweep the New York Mets in a 4 game series at home.
With a 16-18 last place record and a dismal offense, the Marlins couldn’t have asked for a better time to square off in a 4 game division rival series against the sputtering New York Mets. Following an 8 game winning streak, the Mets have played 4-11 baseball over their last 15 games and a once surprising pitching staff has lost its mojo and fast.
During the 4 game sweep, the Marlins plated 26 runs averaging a little over 6.5 runs per game. That is a ridiculous amount for them considering the team had only 180 the entire season entering the series. Dan Uggla continues his hot hitting, knocking his team leading 9th homer over the center field fence yesterday. Chris Coghlan (as mentioned by yours truly in my previous blog) has been living up to his Rookie Of The Year status of late and contributed with a key three run blast extending the Marlins lead after the Mets chipped away at a 7-0 early deficit and cut the lead to 7-6. Nice to see some contribution from CF Cameron Maybin as well as he drove home 3 runs in the Marlins 7 run outburst on Saturday Night. Over his last past five games, he is 6-for-16, raising his batting average to .248.
Next up for Florida is a visit from the cellar dwellers of the West, the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-23). If the Fish can keep up the stellar hitting and pitching efforts remain consistent, the Phillies could feel some heat for the top spot in the N.L. East. Stay tuned.
FISH ON THE MOVE:
May 12th-The Marlins have sent infielder Mike Lamb outright to Triple-A New Orleans. Lamb had 18 at bats in 18 games thus far with 4 hits and 3 RBI’s.
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