Friday, April 22, 2011

Marlins-Pirates Recap; LoMo Injury Update

Impressed by: Scott Cousins
Depressed by: Losing LoMo to injury

As I predicted for this series in the preview, the Marlins swept the Pirates. Marlins were able to do this behind strong starts from their ace Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco. In game three, Chris Volstad looked brilliant through the first five innings but really lost control in the sixth. Here are some notes from the series:
  •  Josh Johnson provided the Marlins with another strong start. Johnson didn't allow a hit through four innings, which he hasn't all season. In fact, his BAA is .000 in the first four innings this season. JJ ended up going 7 IP allowing just 2 hits, striking out 9 while just walking 1. JJ's been very dominant this season and the Marlins are riding his back in his starts to wins. Johnson also provided the Marlins with two RBI's.
  • Ricky Nolasco followed Johnson's start and made an attempt to upstage JJ. He went 7 innings as well. Nolasco allowed 2 hits, 1 walk, and fanned 8.
  • Chris Volstad looked strong for the Fish in game three. He fell apart in the sixth and was replaced by Randy Choate, who faced one batter and didn't retire him. Ryan Webb came in and got the Marlins out of the jam.
  • The Marlins recorded back-to-back shutouts and now have three on the season. They outscored the Pirates 21-5 all series long.
  • Even though the Marlins swept the series, they had a major loss this series. Logan Morrison is out 2-4 weeks with a left foot sprain. This is a major loss as LoMo had been the Marlins best hitter thus far. The Marlins placed Morrison on the DL after yesterday's game and will likely make a corresponding move today. 
Although LoMo is hurt, he had time to make everyone laugh with some tweets and his usual funny antics:
 Breaking news: sprained ligament in my foot out 2 to 4 weeks. Suck on that. Told u fantasy people not to pick me up


If you don't already follow Logan Morrison on twitter, you really should. Hilarious guy. Always has some funny tweets.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting history ... Great job. Actions that make the difference. Success for you.