Last week, Donnie Murphy was just another one of those Triple A guys the Marlins called up to try and fill their bench. This week, he's Captain Comeback.
Murphy's game-winning single in the ninth off closer Billy Wagner sent the Marlins into a wild, walk-off celebration for the third time this week. But will it be enough to stop management from dealing away important chips before the trade deadline July 31? We'll have to wait and see.
But now that they're back at .500, they may have at least bought themselves some more time. The Marlins were originally believed to be looking at this Sunday, the final day of a 10-game home stand, as the final evaluation day. But word trickling out late Friday after the win is that the team will now continue to evaluate all the way up to the July 31 deadline when the Marlins are out on the West Coast.
The team could still end up making a couple of trades. Jorge Cantu, due to make some big money next year, has reportedly drawn interest from the Giants, Rockies and Rangers. If anybody is like to go, it's him. But if they do fall out of the race, Cody Ross and closer Leo Nunez could be the next to go.
> Manager Edwin Rodriguez said postgame he thinks there is a 90 percent chance now Chris Volstad starts on Sunday, but a final decision has yet to be reached.