California treated the Marlins very well to kick off May winning six in a row to sweep San Francisco and San Diego. Tonight, the Fish head down to Texas to kick off a three game series against the Astros.
Many celebrities come out to see the Marlins play, but very seldom do very few come out on the road. Steven Bauer, actor most known for his role in Scarface, came down from Los Angeles to see his favorite team play and had a nice little chat with FS Florida's Allison Williams.
This week's Tweet of the Week once again comes from none other than Logan Morrison. Like always, he isn't afraid to speak his mind or give a nudge to an opposing player. This one came on Sunday after Nationals phenom Bryce Harper stole home to give our fellow East competitors their lone run of the night. The @MLB handle tweeted a remark about Harper asking fans if there was anything he couldn't do. Morrison smartly chimed in with this response:
Buy beer... RT @MLB BRYCE HARPER JUST STOLE HOME. What can't this kid do?— Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins) May 7, 2012
LoMo's right -- the kid is just only 19.
While the team was away, the Marlins Foundation gave some Miami-area children the opportunity to play baseball through the league's RBI program:
Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 6, 2012
There was also some Cinco de Mayo celebrations to be had:
The Marlins Energy Team putting on a show for fans here at the Cinco de Mayo Marlins Watch Party at Lucky Clover! twitter.com/Marlins/status…— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 6, 2012
It must have felt good to celebrate the holiday with a nice little Marlins win.
Now to some baseball.
Noteworthy Accomplishment: Ricky Nolasco has been around the team for awhile, and Sunday, he closed out the game to tie the Marlins record for most wins (68).Nolasco on Sundat went seven innings while only allowing two runs. Nolasco on the season is 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA.
Pitching was solid for the most part this weekend to go along with Nolasco's performance. Mark Buerhle went all the way for the first time as a Marlin and for the 28th time in his career, and Steve Cishek saw the mound in multiple occasions out in Cali this week. He received his fourth win of the early year in a 12-inning thriller Friday night.
Play of the Week: San Francisco gave Miami all they could on Wednesday, including adding a fourth blown save to Heath Bell's account. Giancarlo Stanton was the hero of the night, however:
One more noteworthy video to show.
Miguel Cabrera will forever be a hero to Marlins fans, and now he has a side acting gig, well, sort of:
The Marlins finish up their road trip with a three-game set at Houston, starting tonight.