Late afternoon Fish Bites coming to you as I just return from work.
– Let’s start off with tonight’s game versus the Cincinnati Reds. The Fish lost a heartbreaker 6-5 last night after an uncharacteristically poor outing for Ricky Nolasco. Tonight, Nate Robertson takes the hill for the second time as a Marlin, facing Bronson Arroyo.
– Chris Coghlan doesn’t mind answering questions about his slump. Good for Chris, I’m not concerned either. Here’s the money quote:
“For me, it’s just the first six games,” he said. “I’m not worried. I do want to perform and I know its going to be there. It’s just amatter (sic) of time.”
That’s the attitude you have to have. It doesn’t mean much yet.
– Apparently the “Teal Monster” scoreboard is broken and isn’t getting fixed. I was wondering why I couldn’t watch the scores when I was over there on Saturday. This is disappointing, as the Monster was one of the main defining features of the stadium when under the Marlins’ hold over the summer months. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said it’s not worth fixing, and I can imagine why the Fish wouldn’t want to spend the money to change that, given that they’re leaving soon. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as unfortunate as that may be. (H/T Duk)
– Did you hear about Marlins’ pitching prospect Curt Petersen thwarting a robbery at a Wal-Mart? The 20-year old stuffed a robbery attempt on a 53-year old woman, grabbing the perp and knocking him down before he got in the lady’s car. He then pitched pretty well for the Marlins’ Low-A Greensboro affiliate. Cool stuff, well done Mr. Petersen. I think we can all cheer for him to make it to the big show.
(Meanwhile, we still have known jerk-ass Renyel Pinto on the major league team. Huzzah!)