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