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Mike Stanton has created plenty of attention with his bat. The 20-year-old rookie right fielder has 20 home runs since arriving to the big leagues on June 8.
During the first two games in Milwaukee, though, Stanton has made an impact with his arm. On Friday night, he threw out two runners, giving him three assists thus far in the series.
In his first 89 big league games, Stanton now leads all Marlins outfielders in assists with nine.
Stanton’s surge moved him past Chris Coghlan, who had seven in 90 games before he was sidelined with season-ending knee surgery.
As a team, the Marlins have had 35 outfield assists this year. Cody Ross had six assists, while Cameron Maybin and Logan Morrison each have four. Emilio Bonifacio has three, while Brett Carroll added two.
In terms of team history, Stanton’s nine assists ties him with Todd Dunwoody (1998) for the fourth most by a Marlins’ rookie outfielder.
Stanton is now closing in on Preston Wilson, who is third on the team list with10 in 1999. Jeff Conine is second with 11 in 1993.
Still, don’t look for Stanton to challenge the club rookie record.
The Marlins all-time mark for rookie outfield assists has stood for 12 years, and it should remain for a while longer. In 1998, Mark Kotsay posted 20 assists, which also is an overall franchise record.
— Joe Frisaro
One day Mike Stanton may indeed tie the Marlins record for home runs in a game. It is three done twice, by Mike Lowell and Cody Ross.
On Wednesday night, Stanton ended up matching a team mark for hits in a game. By going 5-for-5, Stanton posted the 14th five-hit game in club history.
“It could have easily been 3-for-5,” Stanton said.
In the second inning, Stanton singled on a hard liner that was juggled by shortstop Ian Desmond. In the ninth inning, he hit the ball off the end of his bat that fluttered into right field for another single.
“I didn’t try to change anything,” Stanton said. “It was just one of those nights where everything went my way, I guess.”
Stanton is the second Marlin to have five hits and four RBIs in the same game. Gary Sheffield previously did it on Sept. 17, 1995 at the Rockies. At 20 years, 276 days old, Stanton is the second youngest player ever to register five hits and four RBIs in a game. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Phil Cavarretta did it at 19 years, 33 days.
Aug. 11, 2010: Mike Stanton vs. Nationals
July 10, 2008: Hanley Ramirez vs. Dodgers
July 1, 2007: Josh Willingham vs. Braves
June 16, 2007: Miguel Olivo vs. Royals
April 28, 2007: Miguel Cabrera vs. Phillies
Sept. 11, 2006: Dan Uggla vs. Mets
Oct. 2, 2005: Juan Pierre vs. Braves
May 8, 2005: Juan Pierre vs. Rockies
April 27, 2001: Eric Owens vs. Astros
June 22, 1998: Mark Kotsay vs. Rays
Sept. 17, 1995: Gary Sheffield vs. Rockies
May 29, 1995: Terry Pendleton vs. Astros
July 24, 1994: Gary Sheffield vs. Rockies
May 3, 1994: Chuck Carr vs. Braves
— Joe Frisaro
The Marlins and White Sox resume their Interleague series on Saturday afternoon. Chris Volstad looks to help Florida even the series at U.S. Cellular Field. Gavin Floyd gets the start for Chicago.
1) Chris Coghlan, LF
2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B
3) Hanley Ramirez, SS
4) Jorge Cantu, DH
5) Dan Uggla, 2B
6) Cody Ross, RF
7) Wes Helms, 3B
8) Brett Hayes, C
9) Cameron Maybin, CF
1) Juan Pierre, LF
2) Alexei Ramirez, SS
3) Alex Rios, CF
4) Paul Konerko, DH
5) Mark Kotsay, 1B
6) Carlos Quentin, RF
7) Mark Teahen, 3B
8) Ramon Castro, C
9) Gordon Beckham, 2B
— Joe Frisaro