Cody could be done

Last Saturday, Cody Ross was drilled on the left wrist by a John Maine fastbal.

The Marlins outfielder hasn’t played since, and chances are he won’t play in the final series against the Phillies. In fact, it’s extremely doubtful that Ross will play. But that isn’t stopping him from doing whatever he can to get back into action before the season ends on Sunday.

“I want to get back out there,” Ross said. “I want to finish the season. I don’t want to finish on the bench.”

All the want is being tempered by some lingering soreness on the wrist. He has taken some dry swings in recent days, but he hasn’t done any hitting. On Friday he was going to test the wrist in the cage.

Ross has had a solid season rotating between center field and right field. In the field, he has played to the level the organization feels he is worthy of a Gold Glove.

At the plate, Ross has established himself as well. In 151 games, he is batting .270 with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez has not ruled out using Ross in the final series. However, Gonzalez notes the wrist “is a little tender. Hopefully, it will improve.”

“He’s going to have to tell me that he’s good to go,” Gonzalez said.

— Joe Frisaro


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Congratulations to the Florida Marlins:

Don’t feel depressed because you didn’t make it to the play-offs. There is time enough to prepare a team that will do that for the Marlins in the next two years at least.

When Howard from Philadelphia batted a homerun with a runner in first, the Phillies fans went crazy. Howard tied the game with his long ball at 2 runs per team.

Innings later Cameron Maybin scored when Baker hit a double against the fence between left field and center field.

Everybody at the Marlins bench went to congratulate Maybin for his run scored because of his speed as well as to Bonifacio when he scored also from first base. There was a TV camera pointing to the Phillies manager looking at how the Marlins were celebrating their small victory and I thought to myself: “.. Take a good look (Phillies manager)because next year it may happen many times..”

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