Do I feel a streak coming on? The Marlins have now won 3 of their last 4 games and it only took to this point in the season – about two months – for Jack to realize that the opening day lineup was good enough. Now, two wins later, this team is starting to feel like it is going to take off. Why? Let’s have a looksy…
Delgado, in the 7th, was sitting at 3-0. Rogers throws a questionable pitch and the ump called it a strike. Delgado was upset at the call. Then, the next pitch is low and away – but also called a strike. The next pitch Delgado hammers over the 1st baseman’s head to beat the shift to drive in Juan Pierre and advance Castillo to third.
Which brings up our next point – in previous games, Castillo not scoring would have proven costly. But Mike Lowell is now a different Mike Lowell than we have seen the last two months. This is the RBI machine that we all know and love. He is able to drive in Castillo and Delgado when he blasts a shot off the scoreboard.
Timely hitting, and under duress. It seems the Marlins are starting to turn the corner finally.