Can Ichiro Get It Going?
This weekend, the Miami Marlins honored Ichiro Suzuki with a stirring tribute. Now, the team needs to fix him at the plate.
As noted on the previous slide, I’d be fascinated if Bour was used at DH in the Tropicana Field half of this series. Get Miguel Rojas in the lineup, show AL teams Bour could be useful even if he does stay hot. There’s a lot to like there.
But, getting Ichiro right, as quickly as possible, needs to be the priority. He should play both Tampa games and possibly even start tonight in the opener.
Whether in the field or at DH, a steady diet of regular at-bats seems like the best medicine for the Marlins Hall of Fame pinch hitter.
Stay tuned to see if Mattingly is ready to offer that prescription.