Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Marlins and Their New Found Winning Ways

The Marlins beat the Orioles in game 2 of their three-game series on Wednesday, 5-2, behind a solid 7-inning outing from Ricky Nolasco, in which he struckout seven and allowed zero earned runs.

Since being called up from assignment in the minors on June 7, Nolasco has had four starts, winning two of them, and allowing only 5 earned runs total. For the month of June, his ERA is 1.80, down considerably from his 12.23 ERA in May before he was sent down. Overall though, Nolasco has lowered his season ERA to 6.42, which is a bit more respectable.

Anyways, behind another solid outing from a rejuvenated Nolasco, the Marlins improved the team record to a game above .500 for the first time since May 12. They now sit at 37-36, and still sit in third in the NL East, just two games back of the reigning World Series champion Phillies, and a half game back of the Mets.

Tonight, Sean West takes the mound in search of a sweep of the O's before the Fish head to Tampa for a weekend Sunshine Series with the Rays.

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