Coghlan continues being a hit

Lost in all the swings and misses on Wednesday night at Turner Field was rookie Chris Coghlan continuing to do his thing.

Coghlan went 1-for-5, and his single was his 47th hit in September.

Once again, there was historical value on the hit. The last MLB rookie to have as many as 47 hits in September was Chuck Klein, who had 50, in 1928.

The Marlins have three more games to go, beginning on Friday night at Philadelphia.

An NL Rookie of the Year favorite, Coghlan is batting .318 on the season. He will establish a franchise record for highest batting average. Hanley Ramirez (2006) and Jeff Conine (1993) each finished at .292.

Coghlan’s 107 hits since the All-Star Break are the most of any player in the Major Leagues.

The Marlins record for hits after the break is 113, set by Juan Pierre in 2004. That may be a tough number for Coghlan to catch.

— Joe Frisaro


1 Comment

The Marlins made a good run at the playoffs, the pieces are there and now that the stadium is being built they NEED to start locking the players up long term and keep the team intact as much as possible.You would think it is cheeper to sign them long term rather than year to year.

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