Miami Marlins outfielder Harold Ramirez set a record for the most hits in the first 30 games with the team than any other hitter.
The Miami Marlins may not have won on Sunday afternoon, falling 5-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second time in the three-game series, but Harold Ramirez continues his hot streak for the month of June. Actually, Ramirez, who was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on May 11, has remained one of the hottest hitters in the Marlins lineup.
"“The 24-year-old, who seemingly came out of nowhere, has collected more hits in his first 30 games with the Marlins than any player in franchise history,” writes Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. “Ramirez belted a three-run homer in the fourth on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park, and then added a double in the fifth.”"
Just think of where the franchise might be if Ramirez had not received the call to come to South Florida. Where would this team, that is currently 25-44 for the season, be considering the team is 15-14 in their last 29 games. That’s progress although box scores still show this team is still in need of more consistency at the plate.
Ramirez is batting .319 with 13 RBI and 16 runs scored. He is an offensive threat every time he stands in the batter’s box and with the emergence of Garrett Cooper since returning from the I.L., the ball club has counted on their bats to help matters when the team has needed them most.
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"“Harold has been good,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “He will swing out of the area sometimes. But, for the most part, he’s a guy who with two strikes, you feel the at-bats are still OK. He will chase a little bit, but you still feel like he will put the ball in play. Fairly simple approach.”"
The Columbian native signed a minor-league deal with the organization in November of last year, proving to be one of the better moves of the Derek Jeter era of this franchise. Miami can only hope his hitting prowess carries over into the second half of the season.
In other news: Isan Diaz continues to tear up the Pacific Coast League. The second baseman extended his hitting streak to 17 games on Sunday. It’s only a matter of time before the Marlins may call up their best hitter in the minor league system.
While the New Orleans Baby Cakes fell to Albuquerque 7-6, Lewis Brinson hit two home runs to continue his progress at the Triple-A level. Both Brinson and Diaz were part of the deal the Marlins received from Milwaukee in return for Christian Yelich.