The Miami Marlins once again come from behind to beat the Detroit Tigers in as many days.
On Thursday afternoon, for the second time in as many days, the outfielder delivered a home run to help the Marlins come from behind to beat the Detroit Tigers. This time it was a grand slam in the ninth inning that helped preserve a six-game winning streak and gave Miami it’s second series sweep in as many attempts.
"“Cooper connected on a two-out grand slam in the ninth inning off Shane Greene that propelled the Marlins to a 5-2 comeback victory on Thursday afternoon and a three-game sweep of the Tigers at Comerica Park,” Joe Frisaro writes."
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Is it time to believe these Marlins are finally beginning to feel their way out of a 10-31 start and have shown signs of not only life but as a team to watch the remainder of the season?
Bottom line is the Marlins have a solid win streak, have gotten solid pitching from their starters and the lineup that was once viewed as inept is slowing making its way toward respectability.
And more than anything, this team that has been written off by so many, including myself from time to time, is making believers at out the harshest critics of the Derek Jeter Era team.
"“Cooper, who hit his first MLB home run on Wednesday in a 6-3 win, blistered the first grand slam of his career,” Frisaro added.“Statcast projected the drive at 417 feet, with an exit speed of 103.2 mph.”"
Is the makings of a movie theme – the downtrodden team that could. The team with good pitching but betrayed by its starting lineup. And then, when there was talk about changes at the top, the Marlins change gears and show life as a baseball team.
If this is the same team the Marlins put together toward the end of the Grapefruit League season, then there is a reason to believe this team may have the ability to rise within the National League East.
Now the Marlins travel to Washington for a four-game series with the Nationals. Washington is directly above Miami in the division standings and a game and a half ahead of their rivals. Pablo Lopez will look to improve on his 3-5 record this season.