At the start of May, the Florida Marlins had lost their offensive mojo. Well, theres nothing like a series with the Mets to fix that! The Marlins swept New York in a four-game series that can only be described as a good and thorough ass-denting. Dan Uggla and his Gamma-Ray-fueled bat led the way with three homers in the series, while Chris Coghlan was able to climb out of his .184 slump with a pair of long balls.
And when the Marlins offense wasnt knocking pitches into the seats (or whatever scientists call that dark void over the Teal Monster), they were hitting the ball hard enough to cause the Mets infielders to play defense like a moose hit by a tranquilizer dart. All in all, it was a satisfying way to break out of a slump, and a hell of a way to climb into second place in the NL East. And as luck would have it, they start a three-game set Friday night against the first-place Philadelphia Phillies at Sun Life Stadium.
Fri., May 28, 7:10 p.m., 2010