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NUMBER CRUNCHING IN CLEVELAND

Here are some of the statistical nuggets I’ve put together for this afternoon’s broadcast in Cleveland…

After going 8-14 in April, the Marlins are a major league-best 13-4 in May with 12 games still to play this month.  They’ve got a great shot to set a club record for wins in the month of May (16 in 1996, 1997 and 2008), while their current .765 winning percentage this month gives them a shot to best the existing May mark of .593 (16-11), also in 1996, 1997 and 2008.

The Marlins also stand a legitimate shot to post the winningest month in franchise history, as the existing record is 19 wins (in 29 games) in August of 1997.

Emilio Bonifacio is not in today’s starting lineup, sidelined by a sprained left thumb suffered last night. Boni begins the day with the 6th-longest active consecutive games played streak in Major League Baseball, one of only 7 current runs that exceed 100 games.:

Prince Fielder, DET 220 games

Joey Votto, CIN 165 games

Ichiro Suzuki, SEA, 139 games

Dustin Pedroia, BOS, 138 games

Michael Bourn, ATL 129 games

Emilio Bonifacio, MIA 112 games

Dan Uggla, ATL 103 games

If Bonifacio does not play at all today, the longest active Marlins consecutive games played streak will belong to Hanley Ramirez, who, with his start today, will have played in all 40 games this season.  For those who want to impress their friends by immediately screaming out the answer to today’s Metro Ford Trivia Question on the radio broadcast, the longest consecutive games played streak in Marlins history is Juan Pierre’s run of 375 in a row from March 31, 2003 through June 2, 2005.

For comparison sake (all numbers into today’s game):

GIANCARLO STANTON

1st 19 games this season: .234, 0 HR, 5 RBI, .290 OBP, .308 SLG

Last 19 games this season: .320, 8 HR, 19 RBI, .386 OBP, .703 SLG

HANLEY RAMIREZ

Through his first 39 games in 2012: .232, 7 HR, 26 RBI, .306 OBP, .432 SLG

Through his first 39 games in 2011: .211, 3 HR, 15 RBI, .294 OBP, .309 SLG

LOGAN MORRISON

Through his first 35 games in 2012: .252, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .252 OBP, .342 SLG

Through his first 35 games in 2011: .299, 7 HR, 19 RBI, .299 OBP, .385 SLG

GABY SANCHEZ

Through his first 35 games in 2012: .202, 1 HR, 11 RBI, .250 OBP, .303 SLG

Through his first 35 games in 2011: .331, 6 HR, 23 RBI, .412 OBP, .534 SLG

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THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE MIAMI MARLINS (Full Preview Episode)

In its entirety, here’s the full 32-minute preview episode of Showtime’s “The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins.” Enjoy it. Then let me know what you thought of it.

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS

With the Marlins returning home to begin their first Marlins Park homestand tonight against the Astros, it’s time to answer one of the questions I hear at the start of every year: What songs will different players “walk up to” this season?

Different players choose different songs for different reasons. Some like the sound. Some like the artist. Some like the message.

Some change their song seemingly every at-bat.  Others will use the same song all season, and even year after year. (I’m reminded of former Red Sox back-up catcher Doug Mirabelli, who hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2007. He now sells real estate in Michigan, but I think every time he enters a room—to this day—you likely hear Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.”)

A couple of Marlins players shared interesting stories with me about their chosen songs.

When Heath Bell was in Triple-A with the Mets in 2002, his Norfolk Tides trainer Brian Chicklo suggested he enter games to “Blow Me Away” by Breaking Benjamin.

Bell loved the song, but said, “That’s a big league closer’s song.” He told Chicklo as soon as he became a major league closer, he’d break it out.

It took 7 years, but when Bell replaced the departed Trevor Hoffman as San Diego’s closer, he first entered to “Blow Me Away,” keeping his promise to his former trainer, who’s now an assistant trainer with the Mets.

“Hopefully he hears it a lot this year,” Bell told me.

Emilio Bonifacio will use a few different walk-up songs this season, but Boni’s primary song, which debuted Opening Night against the Cardinals, is an original composition.

Boni’s “Lo Viste?” (Did you see that?) caught on in the clubhouse last season. He passed out Lo Viste T-shirts to his teammates this spring and is now selling them online, complete with the official Lo Viste logo.

Prospecto y Respeto, a duo from Boni’s hometown in the Dominican Republic, wrote and recorded a “Lo Viste” song that mentions Boni, Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes.  You can check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asdu26Fymns

And you’ll hear it a lot at Marlins Park this season.

Here’s a list of the walk-up songs I’ve been able to collect so far with a special thanks to the Marlins Entertainment Department for their help in compiling much of this list:

Heath Bell: Blow Me Away (Breaking Benjamin)

Emilio Bonifacio: Lo Viste (an original by Prospecto y Respeto)

John Buck: 100% Cowboy (Jason Meadows)

Steve Cishek: Send Me/Represent (116 Clique)

Mike Dunn: Kiss it Goodbye (Nickelback)

Chad Gaudin: Red Rock (Smokin Armadillos)

Brett Hayes: Bangarang (Skrillex)

Logan Morrison: Everybody Get the F Up (Yelawolf)

Edward Mujica: Rescate (Alexis y Fido)

Hanley Ramirez: No Love (Lil’ Wayne” and El Duro (Don Omar)

Gaby Sanchez: Triumph (Pitbull)

Giancarlo Stanton: Lord Knows (Drake) and Look in My Eyes (Obie Trice)

Ryan Webb: Hysteria (Muse)

Carlos Zambrano: Enamorado de Ti (Rene Gonzalez)

If you could recommend a song that you feel is especially appropriate for any one player, what would it be?

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