Florida Marlins run start to (10-1)/Hoppers win again

Posted by Andy Durham on April 18, 2009 at 9:45 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

WASHINGTON — It’s not just a breakout beginning for the Marlins. Jeremy Hermida(Greensboro Bats 2003), a former first-round pick, is showing why so many have long believed he is a talented hitter.

On Saturday afternoon, the 25-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder delivered in the clutch — twice. After connecting on a two-run homer to tie the game in the ninth inning, the Marietta, Ga., native belted a three-run blast in the 11th inning to rally the Marlins to an improbable 9-6 win over the Nationals.

Extending their franchise-best start to 10-1, the Marlins have won six straight. The last teams to open by winning 10 of 11 were the 2003 Giants and Royals. San Francisco went on to win the National League West that year, but they lost in the NL Division Series to the Marlins.

Greensboro 4
Greenville 3

WP: K. Kaminska (1-1, 7.20)
LP: Y. Castillo (0-1, 8.22)
SV: J. Yecker (2)
HR: GVL: D. Marks (1)

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