Morning Marlin Maniacs. Mixing up the writing ritual today by penning this during a baseball game, as the Marlins play the first of two extra early games this week due to the nature of the Sunshine State’s beloved Citrus Series.
Or “entirely overlooked and overdrawn” Citrus Series if you prefer, but trying to help make it a thing.
In any event, plenty to cover in your morning Fish Flash, though no story is bigger than the living legend featured above. Ichiro Suzuki is thrilling fans while filling in for Christian Yelich, almost enough to distract from the other end of the hitting spectrum and the struggling Giancarlo Stanton. Between those leads, not to mention a fun nod to the Marlins other 2016 hitting story, and you’ll have plenty to do during the commercial breaks. Let’s dive in.
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Ichiro….is something else. Now just 40 hits away from 3,000 on the career, he racked up four more last night in a spot start. Certainly impressive considering he has more years on this Earth than hits remaining at this point. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro takes you through some of the numbers.
Of course the other hitting story would be the struggles of superstar Giancarlo Stanton, reaching heights nearly as massive as the slugger himself this month. The Miami Herald’s George Richards has the story, and even shows you some of the other woeful stretches in club history. Worth a read…and a wince.
Lastly, ESPN floats a One Nacion piece that highlights some of the social media buzz and stats concerning the Marlins starting third baseman. In case you missed it, Martin Prado has continued to rank amongst the league leaders in average all season. Fingers crossed they resign the affable veteran.