Bonifacio back leading off

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez gave serious thought to hitting Chris Coghlan leadoff again on Tuesday, but ultimately opted to go with Emilio Bonifacio.

So after being given Monday off, Bonifacio was back in his familiar leadoff spot, while Coghlan was slotted eighth.

“Boni’s speed is his weapon,” Gonzalez said. “You put him in the eight hole and you kind of negate that.”

The feeling is Coghlan, a pure hitter, will be able to handle batting in front of the pitcher.

Gonzalez added that Coghlan is a second option to lead off on days Bonifacio doesn’t.

Tuesday’s lineup:

1) Bonifacio, 3B

2) Hermida, RF

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Baker, C

6) Uggla, 2B

7) Ross, CF

8) Coghlan, LF

9) Miller, P

Gonzalez is hoping to stay away from using relievers Dan Meyer and Matt Lindstrom on Tuesday. Kiko Calero is a candidate to close if Lindstrom isn’t used.

Also of note, Baker’s right leg, below the knee, has huge scrape marks. He had the skin torn off in the area when he was thrown out sliding into home plate on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

– Joe Frisaro

4 Comments

Here we go AGAIN!

Mark my words, Boni will have a very good day as the lead off hitter for us and defensively as well.

Well Paomarlins you were wrong! Big time!

He has done NOTHING since his day off, and infact has hurt us with errors bad plays, and lack of hitting ability… This guy is F’in terrible, and at this point I call shinanigans on this front office for letting this *** clown bat lead off for this club!!!

SAMPSON & LORIA WANTS THE TEAM TO LOSE!!! FREDI WANTS THEM TO LOSE!!!

Nothing else explains why this loser is still out there costing us runs, and commiting errors! Which is another thing wasn’t he supposed to be an upgrade defensively? Well so far he’s been TERRIBLE!!!

He is by far the WORST baseball player in the entire MAJOR LEAGUES right now… Good job front office!

From Lowell to Cabrera to Cantu to Bonifraudio!

SICK JOKE GUYS!!! SICK JOKE!

NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!

BONI IS NOT AT THIS TIME READY TO LEAD OFF HE CANNOT DRAG OR DROP A BUNT NOR HIT HE DOES NOT TOMAHAWK THE BALL BUT SEEMS INTENT ONDRIVING THE BALL AS A POWER HITTER MIGHT TRY . HIS DEFENCE IS SUSPECT AND HE NEEDS BENCHING..GET HELMS IN THERE MORE OFTEN SIT CANTU ,MY FAV,DOWN A FEW GAMES TO RECONTRUCT HIS APPROACH.USE GLOAD UNTILCANTU SETTLES HIMSELF..AND PLEASE TELL ME ,WHAT DOES YOUR HITTING COACH DO?NOTHING?

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