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June 14, 2009 5:51 PM

Game #64: Marlins @ Blue Jays

Rogers Centre - 1:05 PM - Sean West vs Casey Janssen


Jeremy Hermida continued to hit on Saturday afternoon, collecting multiple hits for a fifth straight game and homering for a third time in his last five games. Ross Gload also stretched his multi-hit streak out to three games as the Marlins took the first two of a three game series from the Blue Jays, 6-5. Since June 9, Hermida and Gload are hitting a combined .500 with 9 XBHs and 9 RBIs.

Sean West: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 BB - Couldn't have gotten any closer to the edge if he tried, throwing more balls than strikes and walking four through 5 innings. However, his luck ran out with two outs in the 6th as he gave up his second two run homer of the day. Still, the fact that he was able to hold the second best offense in baseball down for almost six full innings on a day in which he obviously didn't have it tells you a lot about the kind of player this guy is going to become.

Ross Gload: 2-5 - Another two hit day, upping his average at Rogers Centre to .600. Since he was inserted into the starting lineup, he's gone 8 for 11 with four XBHs, raising his average from .270 to .333. He's hitting .440 in June. It wasn't going to take this much to replace Emilio Bonifacio but Gload evidently didn't want to leave a doubt.

Jeremy Hermida: 2-4, R, 2 RBI - Hitting .379 since May 10, meaning he's been more good than bad so far this year. The fun thing is he hit .340 in the second half of 2007 and has always been a better post All-Star break player.

Dan Meyer: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER - Treated like a LOOGY, throwing less than an inning for a fourth time in his last six outings even though righties only hit .132 against him and he had only given up one run in his last 10.1 innings. Pitched to one hitter and then was replaced by...

Leo Nunez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K - ...this guy who had given up 9 runs in his last 9.1 innings coming into the game and had a 10.00 ERA with RISP. Furthermore, Fredi went to both of these guys, Meyer and Nunez, over Kiko Calero who was apparently unavailable in a one run game because he threw in a five run game yesterday. Fortunately, it wound up working out but Gonzalez's bullpen management is getting worse instead of getting better.

Matt Lindstrom: 1 IP, H, 0 ER, K - Has put the tying run on in each of his last five one run save situations. .333/.447/.462/.908 line against in one run games. However, he has converted each of the aforementioned five save ops. Guess he's just a sucker for a good drama.

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