Thursday, September 23, 2010
Well, after last night against the New York Mets (sweep!), I lost all my doubts about Dan Uggla. He’s become a much better hitter over the years, more patient, walking more, and he’s now the Marlins career leader in home runs. But watching from the seats beyond first base last night, in the ninth inning he made a diving stop on the outfield grass, on a play that I was sure was a hit, then fired to first to end the game. He’s become a decent fielder, maybe even more than decent, and I sure hope the Marlins resign him. Meanwhile, bases loaded, eighth inning and who comes in to get the Marlins out of the jam? Leo Nunez. And he did it. An amazing night all around against the formerly Amazing Mets.