JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm hit a two-run home run to highlight the Marlins’ 4-2 win over the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League play yesterday.
By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JASRADO “Jazz” Chisholm’s hitting versatility was on full display yesterday afternoon and the Miami Marlins’ No.4 prospect continues to enjoy a recent efficient stretch at the plate.
Chisholm hit a two-run home run to highlight the Marlins’ 4-2 win over the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League play yesterday at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.
With the score tied 2-2, Chisholm replaced Isan Diaz on the field in the top of the sixth inning and had an immediate impact on the game’s outcome.
In the bottom of the inning, Chisholm faced a 1-1 count against Enoli Paredes and hit a 96 mile per hour four-seam fastball to right field to give the Marlins the go-ahead score.
The shot to right field travelled 415 feet and had an exit velocity of 110 mph, the fastest of any Marlins home run in Spring Training. Chisholm returned in the eighth inning to push a bunt single up the third base line to advance JJ Bleday.He finished 2-2 on the afternoon with one run, two RBI and five total bases.
Over a five-game stretch which began on March 15, Chisholm has hit .500 (5-10) with two home-runs, three runs scored, three RBI and 11 total bases.
The Marlins continue Grapefruit League play this afternoon against the St Louis Cardinals at 1:05pm.
Just six games remain before the conclusion of Spring Training April 28.