MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins celebrates at home plate after hitting a walk off grand slam during a game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on May 13, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Mets 8-4. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Our Tweet of the Week comes from Christian Yelich, who was one of the Marlins prospects who played in the SiriusXM Futures Game on Sunday. His message here is quite simple:
The All-Star Break is finally upon us. The Marlins have Giancarlo Stanton as their lone representative in the All-Star Game, but with his knee injury, he cannot play unfortunately. That won't stop us taking a look back at admiring at some of his best plays (along with other Marlins) in this week's #FishStripes.
WOW what an experience...great day! #Thankful— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) July 9, 2012
Here's Yelich in Kansas City yesterday:
Yelich was not the only prospect in the Futures Game:
One more tweet — this one from Logan Morrison:
Heres to the saying it's not how u start it's how u finish!!!! Got to get get them in the second half! Kc here we come.— Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins) July 8, 2012
Our Play of the Week comes from newly acquired Carlos Lee getting his first hit as a Marlin in Milwaukee on Thursday:
Lee is known for knocking the ball over the fence. Well, so is Stanton. Here are his three best homers of the first half (in no order).
Back on Mother's Day, a league-wide tradition is to head to the plate with pink bats. Giancarlo made it a trend to hit one big with a pink bat. Here is his walk-off May 13 grand slam (as well as my MLB Call of the First Half):
This second one is also a grand slam, and even though it wasn't a walk-off, it did put a dent into the feft field scoreboard at Marlins Park:
The third and final homerun of Stanton's first half came on May 3 when Giancarlo sent this long ball in the tenth inning against the Giants:
Even though Giancarlo is not partaking in any activities in Kansas City this week, Marlins fans are still proud of what our right fielder has done this season.
One more note before we send you off on a week's worth of no baseball:
The Clevelander is looking for a poolboy to grab the ladies' attention in the Marlins Park attraction. Men who think they're up to the task should email firstname.lastname@example.org and if one of you should win, we would like credit and free passes to the Clevelander.