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It was Miami Marlins 2B Omar Infante who set up the first sculpture lighting with his blast to left field, but Miami Marlins 3B and face of the franchise Hanley Ramirez made it clear that one poor season will not bury his stature as the Marlins best player. After a mildly slow start, Hanley Ramirez has improved with his glove and paced the Fish to a series win against the Houston Astros. By no means were the Marlins dominant, but they seem to be finding their groove late in games.

The Fish won another extra inning game with a walk-off  hit by Hanley, a surefire extra base shot had the winning run not been at third. The Marlins, looking to even their record at .500, rode four hits and three RBI’s including the first straightaway center homer at the new Marlins Ballpark by Ramirez.  The majority of the Marlins wins this season have been complete team efforts. A little pitching here, a leadoff walk, a stolen base, and a timely RBI did the job. This time, it was almost all Hanley, reminding Miami fans of the days when the Fish were good for a Hanley batting title and that was about it.

With many new bolstered yet new position players filled, the Marlins are taking some time to gel early in the season. With some seasoning, practice, and experiences together, these individuals will morph from a roster to a machine, and ride Hanley and his impressive cohorts throughout the season.

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