Tag:Marlins
Posted on: June 8, 2010 7:32 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:26 am
 

Stanton singles, scores in debut

While Mike Stanton is known for his prodigous power, his first at-bat in the big leagues resulted in an infield single off the Phillies' Kyle Kendrick.

Facing a full count, Stanton hit a chopper of Kendrick's head and the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Stanton busted down the line.

Known for his 500-foot homers, Stanton was recruited by USC as a wide receiver and cornerback, so he does have speed, which he showed scoring from first on Ronnie Paulino's double.

The Marlins lead 2-0 in the top of the second.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


Posted on: June 8, 2010 6:28 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:30 am
 

The other debut


If tonight is Strasmas in Washington D.C., then is it also the first day of Stantakuh in South Florida? OK, that's weak -- Kwanton?

Regardless, Stephen Strasburg isn't the only top prospect debuting tonight. While all eyes will be on Starsburg, I'm just as excited to see what Mike Stanton does in his debut for the Marlins.

Stanton is in the lineup, batting seventh and playing right field against the Phillies.

Stanton, 20, hit .311 with 21 homers and a .762 slugging percentage at Double-A. While Strasburg may be lighting up radar guns, watch for Starsburg to be putting balls -- if not butts -- in the seats.

What Stanton and Strasburg have in common is that both have been held in the minors beyond the time they were ready to avoid starting their arbitration clocks. If both or either succeed, does it mean the Marlins and Nationals didn't care about 2010?

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

 
 
 
 
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