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Marlins are going to test brewers catchers

AJBurnett34

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The marlins will be running alot in the Brewers series to at least ty to win some games. I hope we sweep them, we realy need a sweep here at home against them. Here is an article about running on the Bucks...

As they prepare to face Florida in a three-game series that begins tonight at Pro Player Stadium, Brewers pitchers will again turn to their catchers for help.

In their first 20 games, the Marlins have stolen 39 bases, the most in the major leagues and considerably more than twice as many as second-place Anaheim and San Francisco, who have 15 apiece.

Los Angeles centerfielder Dave Roberts leads the majors with nine steals, but his four closest competitors will be in the Marlins' dugout tonight: Derrek Lee (8), Juan Pierre (7), Juan Encarnacion (7) and Luis Castillo (6).

Although stolen bases have been de-emphasized in this home-run happy era, the Marlins' speed can be disruptive.

In a 6-3 loss to the New York Mets on Friday night at Shea Stadium, Florida stole six bases, including four in the fourth inning. It was the second time in as many nights that the Marlins stole four bases in a single inning and the fifth time in franchise history.

Even catcher Pudge Rodriguez, who swiped 25 bases in 1999 but still is better known for throwing runners out than running, is getting into he act. Rodriguez has stolen five bases this year, matching his 2002 total for 108 games.

When Mets catcher Mike Piazza threw Rodriguez out at second base on Saturday, it snapped a team steak of 19 consecutive successful steals.

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/brew/apr03/135261.asp
 

Tomy23

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I don't think it will be too hard to sweep the Brew crew. They're simply not a very good baseball team.
 

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