Infante remains second, Boni seventh for now

Infante remains second, Boni seventh for now

Infante remains second, Boni seventh for now
ATLANTA -- At least for now, Ozzie Guillen is sticking with Omar Infante in the second spot in the Marlins' lineup and Emilio Bonifacio down at No. 7.

The manager made the move before the homestand against the Mets and Pirates, and kept the new -- if really old -- look as the Marlins began a two-game set Wednesday with the Braves at Turner Field.

Guillen said his original plan after taking over as Miami manager was to have Infante hit second, where he spent most of last season. Instead, he decided to go with his pair of speedsters at the top, batting Jose Reyes first and Bonifacio second, and get more power down in the order.

With the Marlins' offense sputtering, though, Guillen elected to go back to what he had thought of first.

"I think that the lineup we have is a lot better, because we have speed also at the bottom," the manager said.

Infante certainly made the switch look good with a four-hit game Tuesday, as the Marlins beat the Pirates, 6-2, to get a split of the brief series.

"It is all about producing," Guillen said.

But no lineup is etched in stone.

"Managers are always searching," Guillen said. "You try to put the best lineup out there. That's why you switch guys in and out. But if a team's not going to hit, it's not going to hit."

Guillen remains convinced his team will.

"Our offense will come," he said.