Ricky Nolasco was complimented, not for his pitching which he leads the team in wins, but for his hitting.
He's hitting .207, but Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco received an unexpected compliment from the National League batting leader while winning a 5-0 decision over Pittsburgh in July. "I got two base hits, and when I got to third base Freddy Sanchez said, Oh, it's that easy, huh?" Nolasco remembers. "I told him, you're the one hitting almost .400!"
Actually Nolasco's batting average is .188 overall. But at home, Ricky is batting .333 with a .866 OPS.
Not too shabby.