Every night when I watch my Marlins play on TV the announcers always refer to Cody Ross as a “slugger”. I always find that a bit strange considering that while he does have a few home runs, he never seems to make it over the “Mendoza Line”. Well, last night he finally lived up to his title and hit 2 home runs, including a monster shot to center. Unfortunately, the Marlins still lost and lead the National League East by just 0.50 games.
After doing some research on Cody Ross I was amazed to find out that despite never hitting more than 13 home runs in one season, he has three, 7-RBI games, and once hit 3 Home Runs in one game. The man can flat out hit the long ball with the best of them but for some reason has only played 100+ games once in five seasons in the bigs.
In 2007 he put up big numbers in 66 games so it’s perplexing why this guy is not playing full-time. I hope after last night’s efforts he is given full-time duty somewhere in the line-up, even if it means he has to buy some catching equipment. We need this kind of bat in our line-up right now. The Phillies and Braves have us against the ropes and guess who our next two series are against?
P.S – Did you know that Cody almost became a professional rodeo clown?