By Andrew Green / Jacksonville Suns
In roughly a 12 hour span, Suns outfielder Marcell Ozuna went from Southern League Hitter of the Week to Major Leaguer.
The Marlins announced the move late last night after placing outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and infielder Joe Mahoney on the Disabled List. Stanton went down running to first and suffered what is being called at the moment a strained right hamstring. Stanton will have undergo an MRI later today to get a better idea of the injury.
Ozuna had been swinging a hot bat and was already on the 40-man roster, so once Stanton’s injury was deemed bad enough to warrant a trip to the Disabled List the Marlins recalled Ozuna. No corresponding move has been announced at this time for the Suns.
It took 15 innings, but Miami defeated the New York Mets last night 5-4 thanks to Nick Green’s sacrifice fly to left (video below). The Marlins had entered the bottom of the 15th trailing 4-3, but came back to score two to win it.
Hard to believe that wasn’t the longest game of the night in the Majors, but out on the west coast, Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim played 19 frames Monday night/Tuesday morning, with Brandon Moss eventually ended it with a two-run walkoff blast (video below).
As for the Suns, they dropped a 7-1 decision to the Mobile BayBears in just nine innings on Monday in the series finale and final game of their ten-game homestand.
It was Ozuna who drove in the lone Suns tally with an RBI double to deep center, driving in Christian Yelich.
Despite the defeat, the Suns had already clinched a series victory with their 14-6 win on Sunday. The team has the day off today, and will travel to Jackson, Tennessee for a five-game series with the Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The series opener is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday evening.
Below is today’s Suns This Morning.
Florida Times-Union: “Suns Hot Bats Go Quiet In 7-1 Loss”
AL.com: “BayBears Take 7-1 Victory Over Suns”
Florida Times-Union: “Derek Dietrich Likes To Juggle Anything But Ground Balls”
MLB.com: “Marlins Walk Off, But Win Proves Costly”
Miami Herald: “Marlins Work To Rid Jose Fernandez Of Pitch-Tipping Habit”
Sun Sentinel: “Stanton Injured, Heads To DL; Prospect Ozuna Gets Call”
MLB.com: “Focused On His Execution, Cishek Battling On”
USA TODAY: “Braves Rookie ‘A Cult Hero’ With Incredible Road To The Majors”
Detroit Free Press: “Toledo Mud Hens Ready To Rock Chewbacca Jerseys”
Big League Stew: “Pirates Catcher Tony Sanchez Uses Newspaper’s Goof To Prank His Mom“