Red Sox Catch The Marlins at The Right Time

Tony CatinellaContributor IJune 17, 2009

With one of the youngest rosters in the league, the Florida Marlins pitching staff look silly when matching up with the experienced sluggers of the Boston Red Sox.

Last night it was 22-year-old Chris Volstad who was lit up for eight runs and could not get through the fourth inning.

Tonight the victim will be 24-year-old Andrew Miller (2-2, 4.30).

Miller has only won one of his last five starts. The Red Sox offense on the other hand is heating up. Their bats have gone from warm to on fire.

Miller will have his hands full.

Jason Bay has a seven-game hitting streak, and has been a consistent home run hitter all season.

Since returning from his shoulder injury on June 12, Jacoby Ellsbury is batting .411.

Shortstop Nick Green is 5-9 (.555) in his last two games.

Even David Ortiz's struggles may finally be over. Big Papi has hit four home runs in the last 10 days and had his best game of the season last night when he went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI and a home run.

Look for the Red Sox to rail in the Marlins tonight, as they will struggle to swim in Boston waters.