Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Marlins are NOT flopping
When Leo Nunez got Matt Holliday to ground into a game ending double play this afternoon, the Marlins, the Fish improved to 77 and they moved closer to having their 5th winning season in 7 years.
Good for them, especially with their miniscule payroll.
But another interesting thing happened.
Let's say the Giants win tonight against the Rockies and complete their sweep. And with Matt Cain pitching for Los Gigantes you've got to give them a chance.
Well a Giants win would mean San Francisco would be 1 game back in the loss column.
A Giants win would mean the Marlins would only be 3 games back in the loss column.
3 games back in the loss column with 2 weeks to play.
3 games back in the loss column with 4 games against the lowly Reds starting tomorrow.
3 games back in the loss column with a 3 game set against the Phillies coming up, but one of the games being a double header... so Charlie Manuel would probably rest his regulars in one of the games.
3 games back in the loss column with a three game set against the team formerly known as the Mets on the horizon.
I'm not saying they are the odds on favorite to win. Nor am I saying they are going to pull off a big playoff push.
All I am saying is 3 games back in the loss column isn't a lot.
And the Rockies aren't reminding anyone of William the Conqueror these days.
And the Giants offense is prone to disappearing.
Keep an eye out for the fish.