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Florida Marlins Inter-League Wrap Up

With the 2009 Inter-league season now behind us, the Florida Marlins have put themselves in a position in which their confidence should be at a season high.

After dancing with the American League East for a few weeks, the Marlins finished that jaunt with a 9-6 record.  The AL East boasts some pretty tough competition and the Marlins won 3 of the 5 series’ that they competed in against the Blue Jays, Yankees, and Orioles.  They were only able to secure 1 win against the Red Sox and they were swept by their in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.

Now they sit in 3rd place in the National League East with a 38-39 record.  Maybe that break while they played teams from the ‘other’ league will give them the confidence they need to make a run at the Mets and Phillies.   The Marlins pitching staff has turned it around as of late, and their offense is starting to get more consistent contributions from the entire lineup.  If their bullpen can get into gear, the team may have what it takes to make a run at the division title.

My goal for the team by the All-star break is to overtake the Mets for 2nd place in the division while also securing enough wins to give them a record better than .500.

Go Fish!!! 

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Florida Marlins Inter-League Mid-Season Report Card

We’re 3/5 of the way through the 2009 Inter-league baseball season and I thought I’d offer up a little status report on how the Florida Marlins have taken on the mighty American League East.

Series 1 – Toronto Blue Jays – The Marlins managed the ‘rare, road sweep’ of the one-time unbeatable Blue Jays.  While scoring runs in bunches, the team was able to get early leads and never look back.  While the bullpen was a little shaky, the starting rotation did well and the offense provided the support it needed to in order to capture 3 wins.

Series 2 – Boston Red Sox – ‘The Fish’ ended up this series with a 1-2 record.  At times, the team looked completely over-matched by Boston’s starting pitching.  Had it not been for a rain-shortened game, they could have been swept by the AL East leaders.  In 3 games the team managed to score just 5 runs against the more dominant pitching staff.

Series 3 – New York Yankees – The Marlins managed to win the series with a 2-1 record.  The attendance for this series was the highest the Marlins have had all season, while the Yankees sat A-Rod for 2 of the 3 games in Miami.  The Marlins starting pitching looked pretty good while the Yankees struggled at times.

So far, so good.  The team has a day off today before they conclude inter-league play against the Orioles and Rays.  With a 6-3 record while battling against the top 3 teams in the division, I would say that the Marlins have done more than held their own during this annual competition against the ‘other’ league.  Who knows, if we’re still playing in the fall that could be an extreme confidence booster for this very young team!!!

Go Fish!!! 

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Jeremy Hermida Finally Becomes The Marlins’ Team Leader!!!

This is something that many(although there are few of us) Marlins fans have been begging for for quite some time.  Jeremy Hermida has shown us flashes of greatness, but in his few seasons in the majors he has not been able to string together a streak worthy of mentioning…

That is until now!!!  Hermida has been nothing short of sensational over the last 10 games and has started to take a little of the spotlight from the more established stars of the team.  In the last 10 games, the Marlins are 6-4.  And if it was not for Hermida, they could easily be 3-7.

In the last 10 games, Jeremy is 13-37.  More importantly, in the last 5 games he is 11-21.  He is driving the ball with power and has collected 3 home runs, driven in 7 RBI, and scored 7 times.  And the performance has been clutch too as Hermida blasted his first-ever walk off home run the other night and in this afternoon’s game versus the Blue Jays it was again Hermida’s home run that was the difference between the Marlins winning and losing.

Thank you Jeremy – Keep it up!!! 

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