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Marlins hanging tough, learning to win

The Marlin's bats are really starting to heat up for summer. Join the party at Marlins Park. The Marlins gained a lot of momentum and confidence against the Nationals this week and hope to continue building it against Atlanta this weekend.


Jacob Stallings (.215, 1, 13 rbi) is more clutch than ever and continues to rack up the RBI's. A good off season acquisition for the fish no doubt, Love the defense and the everyday availability.

Jesus Sanchez (.221, 4, 13 rbi) is really dangerous against right handed pitching. Left handed match ups not so much. Bryan De La Cruz (.325, 1, 5 rbi) should continue to get at bats at the expense of Sanchez.

Jon Berti (.300, 4, 2 rbi, 2 sb), Joey Wendle (.304, 2, 10 rbi, 4 sb), Richard Bleire (8.2, 4.15 era, 1.50 whip, 6 k) are all still out from their trip to the covid list. Hopefully they return soon and boost this line up.

Cody Poteet (21.0, 0.43 era, 0.86 whip, 18 k) most certainly deserves a starting rotation spot. Cody has been on point all season long and in years past when given his chance. He should take the place of Elieser Hernandez (33.2, 6.15 era, 1.43 whip), or even Trevor Rogers (36.1, 5.20 era, 1.51 whip) at this point. Rogers numbers last year were astronomical but this year something is different.

Where is Dylan Floro ( 2021: 68 games, 6-6 2.81 era, 15 saves; 2020 (with LAD): 25 games, 3-0 2.59 era) in the 8th or 9th inning? He might have the best stuff in the Marlins bullpen and should be used in higher leverage situations. I was certain he would of assumed closing duties when he returned from the IL recently.

The Marlins are 5-1 against Washington this year and have made them look silly a few times with Washington throwing the ball all over the yard and making mistakes. Its been a rough ride for Washington since their WS title only a few short years ago. If you look at the talent they have lost in the past few years (Harper, Scherzer, Rendon, and Soto soon allegedly) its almost embarrassing.It is a real shame to the game of baseball that teams like Washington and Miami cant retain their players for their careers.

Flip that M ! Go Fish!