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Rough Day for Hermida (and it's only the 2nd inning)

               Jeremy Hermida is having quite the adventure in left today. He misplayed two catchable fly balls in the first inning, twisting and turning this way and that, as he tried unsuccessfly to get under them while drifting back toward the wall. Neither miss was ruled an error (the old "he didn't get his glove on the ball" scorekeeper's excuse), but it cost the Marlins and pitcher Ricky Nolasco two runs.

                If there was any excuse for Hermida, who is trying to learn the position after spending his entire career in right, it was the strong right-to-left breeze, which has the flag stretched taut here at Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

               But the fans here weren't buying it. Hermida was up first in the second for the Marlins and he was booed lustily. And when he caught a lazy, easier fly ball after the Marlins returned to the field, he received the Bronx cheerr. Hermida acknowledged fans by raising his glove in the air. They cheered a second time when he caught a line drive to end the inning.



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Hey Clark, or Mike??? Can you tell me a little more on Matt Lindstrom, is it a lock that he is going to be the closer as was reported a couple days ago, or is it still up for grabs?

How is Alejandro De Aza doing this time around?

Lastly, I know some of these spring training games will be broadcasted on radio -- Any chance one or two get a TV broadcast?


Before I go any further, just want to update everyone. Hermida homered with none aboard in the fourth. So that makes up for one of the two runs he cost them earlier. Now, answers to your questions:
1) Lindstrom's a lock.
2) De Aza went 0 for 3 and struck out twice on Friday, stranding 3.
3) Two ST games are scheduled to be televised: March 14 (at Minn.) and March 23 (at Houston).


Looking forward to it. Thanks Clark -- you are awesome!

Will think of more questions for other games and throughout the season!


Nice to see fans show a little fire.

Richie Baseball

Hermida was, is and always will be an absolute butcher. They must trade him to some American League team for a Kotsay-type left-handed hitting outfielder.


Man, I'm pulling for the guy...but Hermida is hard to watch sometimes....

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