Miami Marlins’ Logan Morrison Holds Key To Success

by Chris Lacey | Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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The Miami Marlins offense has been handicapped for the first two months of the season and their record reflected it, as they went 14-41 combined in April and May.

They just finished their first winning month in what seems like an eternity for them by going 15-10 in June. The main reason they struggled in the first two months was that they had key players injured on their team during that time.

One of those players is the best offensive player on the team in right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is your prototypical power guy in the line up. He has the ability to hit the ball a long way, and puts on a show every day during batting practice.

He is the one guy on their team with the game on the line that you don’t want to face in the ninth inning. Stanton is only 23 years old, but has already earned a reputation of being one of the most feared hitters in baseball.

The other player that is crucial to the success of their franchise is outfielder Logan Morrison. Morrison missed the first two months of the season because he had surgery on his right knee to repair his patella tendon.

Lo Mo as the fans in Miami know him is more of a player that will hit for higher average, as opposed to Stanton who will drive guys in. Since his return, Miami is able to score runs more easily and it is no longer a struggle.

Morrison is having a good season in his return from the injury, as indicated by his .321/.387/.941 triple-slash in 56 at-bats. Another thing that Morrison provides the Marlins is some protection for Stanton.

When Stanton came back, the opposing teams would sometimes pitch around him and not allow him to beat them. The return of Morrison does not allow other teams the luxury to do that, and this will the Marlins a better team in the future. The reappearance of Morrison has provided a much needed spark to their team.

 

 

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Chris Lacey has been following baseball since he was 12 years old. His allegiances are with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays. Follow Chris on Twitter @aecanada12







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