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JJ pitched a great game. He was kinda shaky in the beginning but he did settle down and give us a quality start.

 

Hopefully tomorrow the Fish will rebound and play well. They really lost this game themselves. Horrible hitting. Guy at 3rd with less than 2 down we have to get him home. Just a tough game. I hope Joe has a talk with them (not a bad one). They were too aggressive when Lester was struggling. He threw like 7 balls in a row. Argh... I am still mad.

 

Could this "slump" today have anything to do with Wakefield? I know some hitters kinda slump after they face him.

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Yep however frustrating it may be to throw away chances and lose the game ourselves, lets keep some perspective.

 

We just went toe to toe with both the Yankees and the Red Sox, beat both of them once, and came close to winning each series. This with a the smallest payroll in the major leagues, with a bunch of rookies. The idea that we could even make it a contest is frankly astonishing, and we really are watching a pretty amazing group of young players.

 

The way Josh Johnson stuck to the task after a couple of mistake pitches today, and rebounded to shut down one of the best teams in baseball over 7 innings is enormously encouraging. He has struggled with his location early on in his last few starts, yet has fought back and worked through the problems like a 10 year vet. We've seen a lot of very talented young pitchers blow up in similar situations over the past few years, and in terms of mental approach Johnson is ahead of where they all were at the same career point.

 

Really folks, we're so lucky. The chances of getting a group of young players this good this quickly is a once in a decade (or two) type of thing. Go look up the stats of guys like Derek Lee in their first year, and go compare Todd Dunwoody to Jeremy Hermida if you need a reminder. Derek Lee and co ended up winning a world series, and we're way ahead of them already.

 

This team is wearing out. They are running out of gas. MUST-REACH-ALL-STAR-BREAK-BEFORE-ITS-TOO-LATE

 

 

We lost 2 out of 3 against the Red Sox, thats all. Did Josh Johnson look like he was running out of gas?

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Yep however frustrating it may be to throw away chances and lose the game ourselves, lets keep some perspective.

 

We just went toe to toe with both the Yankees and the Red Sox, beat both of them once, and came close to winning each series. This with a the smallest payroll in the major leagues, with a bunch of rookies. The idea that we could even make it a contest is frankly astonishing, and we really are watching a pretty amazing group of young players.

 

The way Josh Johnson stuck to the task after a couple of mistake pitches today, and rebounded to shut down one of the best teams in baseball over 7 innings is enormously encouraging. He has struggled with his location early on in his last few starts, yet has fought back and worked through the problems like a 10 year vet. We've seen a lot of very talented young pitchers blow up in similar situations over the past few years, and in terms of mental approach Johnson is ahead of where they all were at the same career point.

 

Really folks, we're so lucky. The chances of getting a group of young players this good this quickly is a once in a decade (or two) type of thing. Go look up the stats of guys like Derek Lee in their first year, and go compare Todd Dunwoody to Jeremy Hermida if you need a reminder. Derek Lee and co ended up winning a world series, and we're way ahead of them already.

 

 

This team is wearing out. They are running out of gas. MUST-REACH-ALL-STAR-BREAK-BEFORE-ITS-TOO-LATE

 

 

We lost 2 out of 3 against the Red Sox, thats all. Did Josh Johnson look like he was running out of gas?

Exactly. We lose 2 games to one of the greatest teams this season and we're running out of gas? Obviously losing two games makes you forget about the past two months.

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Yep however frustrating it may be to throw away chances and lose the game ourselves, lets keep some perspective.

 

We just went toe to toe with both the Yankees and the Red Sox, beat both of them once, and came close to winning each series. This with a the smallest payroll in the major leagues, with a bunch of rookies. The idea that we could even make it a contest is frankly astonishing, and we really are watching a pretty amazing group of young players.

 

The way Josh Johnson stuck to the task after a couple of mistake pitches today, and rebounded to shut down one of the best teams in baseball over 7 innings is enormously encouraging. He has struggled with his location early on in his last few starts, yet has fought back and worked through the problems like a 10 year vet. We've seen a lot of very talented young pitchers blow up in similar situations over the past few years, and in terms of mental approach Johnson is ahead of where they all were at the same career point.

 

Really folks, we're so lucky. The chances of getting a group of young players this good this quickly is a once in a decade (or two) type of thing. Go look up the stats of guys like Derek Lee in their first year, and go compare Todd Dunwoody to Jeremy Hermida if you need a reminder. Derek Lee and co ended up winning a world series, and we're way ahead of them already.

 

 

This team is wearing out. They are running out of gas. MUST-REACH-ALL-STAR-BREAK-BEFORE-ITS-TOO-LATE

 

 

We lost 2 out of 3 against the Red Sox, thats all. Did Josh Johnson look like he was running out of gas? Our guys tried too hard against NYY/BOS. We are seeing a lot of players going to the DL lately. Hanley is one lucky victim that he only went thrugh day to ay once after all that bad luck he has.

The team overall are. Willingham is in a slump, Jacobs crazy hot streak cool down, our clutch hitting is dying.

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Could this "slump" today have anything to do with Wakefield? I know some hitters kinda slump after they face him.

 

 

We got 9 hits, there wasn't any slump. We just had a bad day with RISP as mentioned by others above. Some of our young hitters didn't take the best approach at the plate in some key spots, but we watched Mike Lowell spend an entire year doing that last year, and he is doing fine now :)

 

We faced down the AL East in interleague play and came out of it very well, I think we should proud.

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The team overall are. Willingham is in a slump, Jacobs crazy hot streak cool down, our clutch hitting is dying.

 

 

Going into today Willingham had at least one hit in 10 of his past 11 games, 3 of which were multi hit games.

 

Then today, he got on base 3 times.

 

What slump?

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so if any number of marlin players gets a hit wth the bases loaded and we win the game we aren't tiring out? The Red Sox are one of the best teams in MLB and are on a ridiculous hot streak. The Mets were just swept by them. Finishing 9-9 against the AL East is impressive. Only the Rockies have a better interleague record in the NL. We had multiple opportunities to win this game today....relax.

 

The Marlins pitching with the exception of last night's game has been terrific. As long as that continues, the wins will come. I'm looking forward to the Nationals series with the way the rotation works out.

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Yep however frustrating it may be to throw away chances and lose the game ourselves, lets keep some perspective.

 

We just went toe to toe with both the Yankees and the Red Sox, beat both of them once, and came close to winning each series. This with a the smallest payroll in the major leagues, with a bunch of rookies. The idea that we could even make it a contest is frankly astonishing, and we really are watching a pretty amazing group of young players.

 

The way Josh Johnson stuck to the task after a couple of mistake pitches today, and rebounded to shut down one of the best teams in baseball over 7 innings is enormously encouraging. He has struggled with his location early on in his last few starts, yet has fought back and worked through the problems like a 10 year vet. We've seen a lot of very talented young pitchers blow up in similar situations over the past few years, and in terms of mental approach Johnson is ahead of where they all were at the same career point.

 

Really folks, we're so lucky. The chances of getting a group of young players this good this quickly is a once in a decade (or two) type of thing. Go look up the stats of guys like Derek Lee in their first year, and go compare Todd Dunwoody to Jeremy Hermida if you need a reminder. Derek Lee and co ended up winning a world series, and we're way ahead of them already.

 

 

This team is wearing out. They are running out of gas. MUST-REACH-ALL-STAR-BREAK-BEFORE-ITS-TOO-LATE

 

 

We lost 2 out of 3 against the Red Sox, thats all. Did Josh Johnson look like he was running out of gas? Our guys tried too hard against NYY/BOS. We are seeing a lot of players going to the DL lately. Hanley is one lucky victim that he only went thrugh day to ay once after all that bad luck he has.

The team overall are. Willingham is in a slump, Jacobs crazy hot streak cool down, our clutch hitting is dying.

Ever heard of good pitching? Willingham is not slumping.

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Red Sox got lucky and the Marlins didnt deserve to win.

 

Bases loaded, no outs, pitcher that cant find the strike zone.....NO RUNS

 

Nuff said.

 

Yeah I just think we need a big bat in the lineup that could be a huge difference in other words a CF doesnt have to hit HR but could have a good average

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I am not sure if this makes a difference but Hermida, Jake and Ross/Mezzy were not playing a full game today. Who knows what would have happened. More runs, less runs? Who knows.

 

 

 

well considering that we are playing 8 games in the next 7 days to finish to the break I liked that we rested them today so there ready to face the natties and the mets...

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I went to both games this weekend, bringing my grnad total to an 0-3 lifetime when i go to the ballpark. I think that both games we struggled with RISP, and even though we lost by 6 yesterday we coulda gotten at least 8 runs if it hadn't been for all the opportunities that we blew. Now today, jesus, we couldn't even hit one sac fly, or maybe two of them. Even a double play ball would've driven one in. That's just why we lost the game.

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Red Sox got lucky and the Marlins didnt deserve to win.

 

Bases loaded, no outs, pitcher that cant find the strike zone.....NO RUNS

 

Nuff said.

 

That was the most frustrating thing about today, leaving the park thinking "this didn't have to happen...",not scoring runs when they are being handed to you spelled our doom today.

 

One good thing that came out of this series was the fan support, both in numbers and how vocal they were. I'll leave dispirited (at least for today) but pleased with how the fans responded the entire weekend. Like the Yankees series this is one that got away and hopefully the team will learn from it.

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