The Marlins defeated the Cards yesterday 2-1. The biggest news being LaRussa’s arrest the night before and his subsequent apology. That aside, the Marlins have some promising developments coming out of that win.
Dontrelle Willis is going to be the Opening Day starter and he showed why going 6.2 innings of shutout baseball against the World Champs. He struck out 5, allowed 3 hits and 2 BBs. Not a bad way to get tuned up for the coming season.
Also, de Aza continues to surprise. He went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and an RBI while setting the table for the Marlins lineup. He is batting .387 on the year.