After five straight wins, the Miami Marlins look to complete its second sweep of a series in a row when the team faces the Detroit Tigers this afternoon.
Can it happen? Could the Marlins, the team everyone had given up on just one week ago, pull off their second sweep in a row, this time against the Detroit Tigers from Comerica Park at 1:10 PM?
The Marlins once again proved they were the better team in a 6-3 comeback win over the home team on Wednesday night.
"“Not since his playing days for Double-A Trenton — on Aug. 30, 2017, to be exact — has Garrett Cooper experienced a home run as a central part of a lineup,” writes Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. “Yes, along the way, the 28-year-old right fielder has hit a few Minor League shots on rehab assignments, but those were to get him ready to return to the big leagues.”"
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The Marlins appear to be pushing all the right buttons in their second comeback win in as many nights. Miami led 4-2 going into the bottom of the night before surrendering two runs to tie the game and sent it to extra innings before coming away with the 5-4 win. This time, it was the bat of Cooper that led the charge.
Can Trevor Richards, who began this winning streak, find the right magic once again to win his second game in a row and the second of the season for the pitcher?
This game is a little different as the win for the right-hander came at home in Marlins Park. Can he win on the road and keep Miami’s momentum going?
Richards is 0-2 this season on the road with a 5.40 ERA.
Wednesday night was all about timely hitting and the continuation of doing the little things that have sparked this run for Miami. This is the first time the Marlins have combined for five wins in a row since April 24-30, 2016. That team won seven games in a row before the streak was snapped.
Can Cooper, whose career in Miami, although short, has been mired with injuries, become the catalyst for more wins this season? The outfielder hopes so. Per Frisaro, other Marlins are beginning to find their rhythm at the plate as well in this series.
"“Along with Cooper, Brian Anderson connected on a home run, his second in as many nights,” he wrote. “Anderson’s two-run shot in the eighth inning gave Miami a three-run lead. Statcast projected the opposite-field drive at 394 feet, with an exit velocity of 108.1 mph.”"