Cody Ross powered the Florida Marlins to yet another win Sunday afternoon. The Marlins scored 4 runs in the top of the ninth inning on the Nationals to win the game 7-4 and improve to a team record 11-1.
Ross was 3-4 on the day with a home run and 5 RBIs. He also scored one of the Marlins 7 runs.
Ross is very quietly putting up some nice numbers so far.
Jeremy Hermida continued his hot start for the Florida Marlins going 3-6, on Saturday with two home runs. Hermida had 5 RBIs and scored three times. He now has three homers on the season.
He has been on fire so far for the Marlins who needed extra innings but again picked up a win over the Nationals moving their record to 10-1.
If Hermida is available in your leagues he is worth grabbing as an extra OF. This kid always had talent but was never disciplined enough at the plate. This might be the year he breaks out.
Florida Marlins' first basemun Jorge Cantu left the game Wednesday against the Nationals after being hit by a pitch in the left hand in the fifth inning. He attemped to stay in the game but was replaced by Cameron Maybin who went to left in the sixth. Ross Gload took over first base duties for the rest of the game.
X-rays on Cantu's hand were negative and he should be day-to-day with a bruised hand. Ross Gload will take his spot at first if Cantu can't go.
Alfredo Amezaga is looking to return to the Marlins' lineup Sunday against the Mets. Amezaga is playing for the Jupiter Hammerheads in 3 games, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. He will rotate starting positions in the three games between second, center, and short. He should be good to go Sunday.
The Florida Marlins have named the fourth and fifth starters in their rotation. Anibal Sanchez will be the fourth starter, scheduled to pitch April 11 against the Mets.
Andrew Miller will fill the back end of the rotation and looks to pitch April 15 in Atlanta. Miller will be available for long releif until April 11, because the Marlins have several off days early in the season allowing a fifth starter to not be needed until April 18.
The Marlins five man rotation is now Ricky Nolasco, Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad, Anibal Sanchez, and Andrew Miller.
Don't ask Logan Kensing to come up with a list of the seven names he believes will form the Marlins' bullpen. Like pretty much everyone else, Kensing is clueless.
''If you can name the bullpen right now, you're better off than I am,'' said Kensing, who is contending for one of the spots.
With just 17 days left before Opening Day, the composition of the bullpen is anyone's guess.
Mark Wiley, when asked to describe the bullpen situation at the moment, rolled his eyes to indicate sarcasm as he replied: ``Really good.''