As usual, superstar shortstop Hanley Ramirez has set the tone. Ramirez hit a paltry .184 in spring training, while fighting with the powers that be for making him cut his hair. However, once the games started counting, HanRam came out en fuego, hitting .348 with several multihit games and leading the team in both home runs as well as in overall badassery. Other players soon followed suit, such as the always-reliable Dan Uggla, and everybodys favorite new Fish, Emilio Bonifacio. The Marlins will look to keep their hold on the NL East this Friday night when they take on the Phillies at Dolphin Stadium.
Fri., April 24, 7:10 p.m., 2009