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The Marlins, after winning seven of 10 on their homestand, open a four-game series against the Giants at AT&T Park on Monday.
Ricky Nolasco gets the nod against Barry Zito.
With the lefty Zito on the mound, switch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio started in left field in place of Chris Coghla. Jorge Cantu was back in the lineup.
1) Emilio Bonifacio, LF
2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B
3) Hanley Ramirez, SS
4) Dan Uggla, 2B
5) Jorge Cantu, 3B
6) Cody Ross, CF
7) Mike Stanton, RF
8) Ronny Paulino, C
9) Ricky Nolasco, P
1) Andres Torres, CF
2) Edgar Renteria, SS
3) Aubrey Huff, RF
4) Buster Posey, C
5) Juan Uribe, 3B
6) Pat Burrell, LF
7) Travis Ishikawa, 1B
8) Freddy Sanchez, 2B
9) Barry Zito, P
– Joe Frisaro
There is fast, and then there is Bonifacio-fast.
Hanley Ramirez calls Emilio Bonifacio the fastest person he’s ever seen. Cody Ross says Boni makes what would be a triple for a fast runner an inside-the-park home run.
Bonifacio’s inside-the-park homer on Monday awed the crowd of 34,323 at Dolphin Stadium.
According to the Marlins personnel department, Bonifacio’s speed on the bases ranks in the top five of anyone in the big leagues.
Batting from the left-side on a full swing, he’s been clocked at 3.86 seconds to first base. On a bunt, he’s at 3.68 seconds.
Compare that to Juan Pierre. In 2003, JP was at 3.9 seconds.
The 3.68 speed on the bunt for Bonifacio ranks up there with players like Ichiro Suzuki, who also is one of the fastest in the game.
From the right-side going down to first base, Bonifacio’s been clocked at 3.9. Cameron Maybin is at 4.0, and Hanley is around 3.9 and 4.0 seconds.
– Joe Frisaro