3 Reasons the Marlins Swept the Mariners

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Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Late Inning Runs:

The Marlins have shown a propensity to score late runs at home this season and this series was no exception. The Marlins scored more runs in the last 3 innings of the 3 games than the Mariners scored the entire series. Miami was able to score 7 runs in the 7th inning or later in comparison to Seattle’s 6 total runs in the whole series. This is a big deal for the Marlins who really struggled scoring runs late in games last year. This year they have a different feel about them. Especially at home, they seem to never be out of the game. It makes for a much more fun team to root for.

I believe a lot of this success should be contributed to new Marlins hitting coach Frank Menechino. Menechino has the Marlins approaching their at-bats entirely differently from last season, staying back on the ball and concentrating on hitting the ball hard rather than worrying about the results. This has been a welcome change for the Marlins

I would be remiss if I left out that 4 of these runs came at the hands of Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam. It was a magical moment and one that will be on highlight reel’s for years to come.