With Giancarlo Stanton missing from the lineup, power has been in short supply for the Marlins. And, not surprisingly given the cavernous dimensions of Marlins Park, the vast majority of their home runs have come on the road. Justin Ruggiano is the Marlins’ poster child for power disparity between home and away. Ruggiano hit his eighth home run Monday, a solo shot. Every one of Ruggiano’s blasts has come on the road. Of the Marlins’ major league-low 26 homers, 18 have been struck in out-of-town parks. What’s more, the bulk of the Marlins’ home runs — 19 — have been solo shots. Seven of Ruggiano’s homers have come with the bases empty. Sandwiching his solo home run Monday were a pair of bases-loaded situations in which he came up empty. Sanabia on DL As expected, the Marlins on Monday placed Alex Sanabia on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury and called up left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from Triple A New Orleans. Though the Marlins have yet to name a starter to take Sanabia’s place — at least until Nathan Eovaldi comes off the DL in another week to 10 days — the club is leaning toward having Wade LeBlanc rejoin the rotation. Eovaldi is expected to make one or two more rehab starts before the Marlins activate him. • Kevin Slowey said he is “100 percent” healthy for his scheduled start Tuesday. Slowey came out of his previous start with what was announced as a lat injury.
Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano symbolizes vast road-home power disparity
Miami Herald | May 28