The Miami Marlins are getting close to getting their best offensive weapon back, as slugging right fielder Giancarlo Stanton began playing in rehab-assignment games Tuesday for Class A Jupiter.
Stanton has been out of the Marlins lineup since April 30th when he suffered a grade two hamstring strain. Since Stanton got injured, the Marlins have gone just 7-24, with three of those seven wins coming in the past five games.
Stanton started the first game of the double-header for the Zephyrs in right field, going 0-for-3 with three deep flyouts for the game. He did not play in the night cap of the double header.
The Marlins are hopeful Stanton first baseman Logan Morrison, and starter Nathan Eovaldi will return in sometime in the next week. Morrison is currently rehabbing in Double-A and Eovaldi is made perhaps his final rehab start for the Suns last night.
Manager Mike Redmond sounded excited about the news that his team will finally be healthy and whole soon.
“These guys are going to be a big boost and energy lift for us,” manager Mike Redmond said. “In Spring Training, we talked about having a team together, and we haven’t even come close to having that team together the whole year.”
The Miami Marlins are leading the league in something: falling attendance.
Enduring what may be the roughest sophomore season ever in a new ballpark, the Marlins account for about one in every five unsold tickets throughout Major League Baseball when compared to last year’s sales. That gives the Marlins the highest share of the blame in baseball for the league’s nearly 3 percent decline in ticket sales for 2013, accounting for 21 percent of the decline in ticket sales across the league.
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Here at Marlin Maniac:
Petersen had himself a huge game, collecting five hits for the Zephyrs in a 10-5 extra inning win. He upped his season slash line to .275/.372/.396. He continues to hit really well in Triple-A, but has not hit consistently in the majors. Nice game for Mattison to bounce back from his six strikeout performance Saturday.
The Miami Marlins will look to rekindle the magic that propelled them to three straight victories and a sweep over the New York Mets. The Philadelphia Phillies were able to put a halt to the Marlins winning streak on Monday, led by a strong performance by Kyle Kendrick and Domonic Brown‘s hot bat.
SyPhillies….the silent killer. Stay away. You don’t want to look like this guy.