Ross went 1-2 today and made an outstanding catch in centerfield. The Reds announcers even mentioned it. Had to have been good. Gee, seems like Ross is playing a little more in Centerfield as of late. Marlins have a day off and then its opening day in Washington against the Nationals on Monday. Finally. Play ball.
After cussing MLB for not airing many Marlins games during spring training, we got to watch todays game on the Mets station. Lucky us. Except we were in Artesia looking for a truck, planned to drive to Roswell to look for a truck when we found out the game was on TV. So much for the truck. Ate lunch, raced home in time to see Cody hit a double down the left field line. Good job. An even better job when he threw out a Met trying to test his arm at home plate. Cody’s last at bat was a long out to left field. Hmmmm, here we go again.
Well, the decision is in and it’s a rookie in center field for two years straight. Just got the news from Sports Illustrated. 22-year-old De Aza will be the man in center. You have to hand it him, he stepped up this spring training and swatted .350. Looks like he has wheels as well, stealing four bases. The interesting thing is that Eric Reed hit .351 with 5 stolen bases, but they sent him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Cody will play when opposing teams use south paw pitchers, so I’m thinking he’ll see a decent amount of play.
If any of you Cody’s fans can get an alb. paper, he had a great article featured on the front page of the Journal today. Check it out.
Cody Ross was startled when he received about a dozen phone calls from friends wondering if he was cut. The reason for the calls was a cutline in USA Today. The paper had a picture of Ross grimacing after being hit by a pitch on Thursday at Kissimmee, Fla., against the Astros. The cutline said that Ross was sent down to the Minor Leagues. What happened was Ross was confused with Cody Ransom, whom was optioned by the Astros.