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Marlins defeat Nats, set franchise record for wins in a single month at 20, among other records
- Updated: May 30, 2012
It has been a great month to be a fan of Miami baseball. We have seen good and bad over our 20 year team history, and dare I say it, we may have the finest team we have fielded yet. After sputtering to a frustrating 8-14 start as of April 30, our cardiac Marlins have played at a blistering 20-8 pace, not only setting the franchise mark for wins in a month, but pulling themselves out of the cellar, going from 5 back to 1 1/2 behind first place Washington.
This month we have seen Ricky Nolasco overtake Dontrelle Willis as the franchise leader in wins with a new mark of 69, Giancarlo Stanton made us remember that as G, or Mike, he can still mash the ball, hitting 11 home runs this month. Hanley Ramirez has played strong as well, pulling to 12 behind Dan Uggla’s team record of 154 career home runs with the Marlins.
The last time we had a month where we were this hot, we were on our way to our first title in 1997. This season looks like it could have that type of potential with one key difference, our first division championship is very possible if the Marlins play this caliber of baseball for the remainder of this season. With Atlanta on a skid after losing Chipper Jones, Philadelphia losing Halladay for 6-8 weeks, and our ability to not only hang with Washington, but beat them, we have an inside track to our first division title in team history. Only time will tell, but we are in a much better way than we were just one month ago.
Yes Fish faithful, old and new, we are a much different club than the hapless team we were at this time last season, and while I am die-hard win or lose, I am REALLY proud to be a fan of this team. We have seen dark days as Marlin fans, but we have found a bright light at the end of the tunnel, and this time it is not a train barreling towards us. All you fans have been amazing with the attendance and support, keep it up. I am proud to count myself among your number. Thank you all