Week in Review

Monday, July 2, 2012

Let's never speak of this again... 
Overview: The Marlins dropped two games to St. Louis, then reeled off four wins in a row, the last three constituting a sweep of the Phillies.
Positives: June is over! The Marlins finished the month with three straight wins, but still went just 8-18 for the month. Giancarlo Stanton will rep the Fish in both the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game next week.
Negatives: Have you noticed the Marlins' run differential? The team is -58 runs for the season, giving it an expected W-L of 33-45. With their actual record being 38-40, Marlins fans should take solace in the fact that as bad as this season has gone so far, it could have gone much, much worse.
Line of the Week: The honor goes to the aforementioned Stanton, who hit thusly over the past week:

8/21, 1 2B, 3 HR, 6 R, 6 RBI, .381/.480/.857

Highlight of the Week: It's a Mark Buehrle two-fer. First, he picks of Hunter Pence at first base. Then, he starts an inning-ending double-play by snagging a hit up the middle, saving a run.
Looking Ahead: Miami kicks off a four-game set at Milwaukee today followed by a weekend series in St Louis.

Photo via Fish Stripes


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