Marlins Park ideal for triples

MIAMI — Home runs may be hard to come by in spacious Marlins Park.

But with so much room in the outfield, the ballpark is suited for triples.

In the first inning on Tuesday night, Bryan Petersen delivered an RBI triple to right field off Colorado’s Juan Nicasio.

The Marlins now have 13 triples on the season, which is tied with Milwaukee and San Diego for the third most in the Majors. The Giants have 14 triples. And the Rockies, who also play in a large ballpark, pace the league with 15.

Ten of the Marlins triples have been at Marlins Park. In all there have been 11 triples at Miami’s new home. Chicago’s Darwin Barney is the only visiting player with a triple at the new building.

Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio are tied for the team lead in triples with three. And pitcher Anibal Sanchez had a triple at home.

There have been 19 triples at Coors Field, home of the Rockies.

Joe Frisaro

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 98 other followers

%d bloggers like this: