Hanley’s on a Hot StreakBy
Following a successful series against the Athletics, Hanley Ramirez followed up today hitting two homers and a double. I don’t want to jinx him, and it is just a few games, but Hanley hasn’t been this hot all season — and yeah, that’s kind of sad to say. But a positive outing for the Fish as a whole as Brad Hand and the ‘pen hung on to help the Marlins earn their first win of the month. Following Hanley’s second homer, the always-tweeting Logan Morrison went deep, scoring the ninth run of the game for the Marlins, before Mujica and Nunez eventually shut the door.
I’m poised to believe that Hanley’s recent showing could be the start of a hot streak, but hey, the creation of this blog jinxed the Marlins for the whole months of June. Alas, the last thing I want to do is jinx Hanley (as I previously said). However, he’s currently finishing off a week that’s consisted of his best offensive stint of the year, and he’s getting some offensive help behind him, which is nice to see. Unfortunately, Mike Stanton is not one of those guys, as he only has 12 hits in his last 53 at-bats, with no homers and two walks in that span, but again, the dawn of a new month is here and his updated ZiPS projection (.359 wOBA) favors him a good deal. So anyway, good win (can’t complain with a win, even if it was dirty, amirite?) and a victory tomorrow gives the Marlins their first series win since Jack McKeon was a young lad.