The Miami Marlins re-emerging superstar seems to be breaking from his recent slump.
From his return to the Miami Marlins lineup back on May 16th to June 1st, Jazz Chisholm had posted 18 K’s and was slashing .250/.268/.325. Before the injury that forced Chisholm to miss the first couple of weeks in May, he was slashing .290/.375/.551 for the year.
It is understandable that after nursing a hamstring injury it may take some time for Jazz to get comfortable again. However, Chisholm came back to the Marlins infield starting to get decimated by injuries. They lost Miguel Rojas at SS with a finger injury, who has not played since May 27th, while Brian Anderson at 3B left early on May 24th with a shoulder injury.
Leaving the underachieving duo of Isan Diaz and Jon Berti to take up the mantle for two of the Marlins’ more consistent players, it was clear that Chisholm had to get on a roll if the Marlins wanted to get back to winning games. Since then, it has quickly become evident that the Marlins go when Jazz goes.
The Miami Marlins need Jazz Chisholm to become playoff contenders.
During the Marlins 9-game road trip to begin the month of June, the Fish posted a 1-8 record. Jazz played in seven of those road games, as he was healing from a minor ankle injury for the first two games at Boston.
Jazz batted at a .179 AVG, with 9 K’s during those seven games. The Miami Marlins were having their worst run of the season, as it resulted in a free-fall down the NL Wild Card standings to combine with losing ground to the Mets in the NL East Division.
However, once back home in Miami, Jazz recharged his power from the Miami sunshine like he was a Kryptonian. Because since his return, he has been playing like Superman.
In the last 6-game home stand, the Marlins went 4-2, while Jazz was looking every bit of the star he is becoming as he slashed .360/.429/.560, with 6 RBI’s. Looking to continue this success, Jazz heads to the city of St. Louis, as the Cardinals pitching has been terrible as of late having posted a 6.47 ERA in the last 14 days.
The Fish have a huge opportunity to gain some of the ground they lost in this next series. With the hot bat of Chisholm, the Marlins are in a position to easily take this series.