The punchless Miami Marlins have become last-inning dynamos.
Nick Green hit a game-winning sacrifice fly and Miami rallied for two runs in the 15th inning Monday night to beat the Mets 4-3, handing New York its fifth consecutive loss.
Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins were the toast of Major League Baseball and South Florida was abuzz with hope the franchise had finally turned the proverbial corner into a true contender. Just a year later, despite one of the best stadiums in baseball, the Marlins are operating about as far under the radar as any team in Major League Baseball.
The Mets are hoping rookie Jeremy Hefner can keep them rolling with another dazzling effort as they go for a sixth win in seven games Saturday night against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins had the chance to sweep the New York Mets and have shortstop Jose Reyes extend his hitting streak to 27 games. Unfortunately, neither one of those came true Thursday.
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton finally made his return to the lineup Tuesday night and what a show he put on. Stanton hit two two-run home runs to lead the Marlins in a route of the struggling New York Mets, 13-0.
After two months have passed in the 2012 season, the first thing most will note when glancing at the NL East is, all teams are playing above .500
Something had to give Saturday between the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets. The Mets had won six of seven and the Marlins had lost only once in May. Unfortunately for Marlins fans, it was the Marlins pitching staff that buckled Saturday afternoon.
It’s rare that a team will honor a former player who is still playing for another team, especially a division rival. But that’s exactly what will happen on April 24th at Citi Field in New York.
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton left Sunday’s game after being hit by a pitch in the left wrist.