Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shannnneee Victorinooooo Outtaaa Here!

Someone sure did step up last night. The team battled hard against Marlins' closer Matt Lindstrom, putting runners on base and setting up Shane Victorino's go-ahead grand slam, putting the Phils in front 6-3 while down to their last out. Chase Utley followed with a solo blast and Ryan Madson survived walking the lead-off man to put the finishing touches on an encouraging 7-3 victory.

The Marlins lost in their typical fashion, minus the errors. Emilio Bonifacio led-off the first inning with a walk, but was picked off by Brett Myers, costing Florida a run. Hanley Ramirez led-off the fifth inning with a shot to center field. Instead of running, Hanley tried his best Manny Ramirez impression, costing down the baseline admiring his shot. Well, the ball didn't go out, and Hanley should have ended up with an easy triple but was forced to stop at second. The next batter flew out to the wall in left-center, and instead of tagging up and going to third, Hanley had to scramble back to second base. Knowing he should be at third base, he made his third consecutive mistake, as Lou Marson gunned him down trying to steal third. The Marlins should have won last night, pretty easily in fact.

Lou Marson continues to impress, looking great behind the plate and contributing at the dish, hitting .333. His career average stands at .375. Not too shabby.

The Florida Marlins have still yet to name a starter for tomorrow's game. Maybe they are trying to recruit the little league girl who threw a perfect game. Back off Florida, the Mets already invited her to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field so they could scout her, they called dibs.

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