(Staff writer Carroll Rogers is filling in for David O’Brien during this Florida Marlins series.) Miami – Well, technically at the moment I’m in Fort Lauderdale, but I don’t want to confuse. Getting ready to pack up and head over to Land Shark Stadium and see what’s what, as we pick up the reins from David O’Brien (hint) after his coverage of a disappointing weekend in Philly.
I was watching the end of the game last night, and that one seventh inning lapse kind of makes you realize how little can separate you in winning and losing a key series and how interesting it is that the ball found the two seemingly weak links in the Braves defense – Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson.
Not that either play was simple and not that either one of those guys is not capable of making really good defensive plays. But neither is what they used to be defensively – that’s an assumption I make with Garret because I didn’t get to see him much with the Angels – and it hurt there.