Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The situation for the Miami Marlins continues to go from bad to worse in the team’s second season in Marlins Park. The Marlins have won just twice all season and now will lose one of the team’s key pieces in the infield.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has been placed on the 15-day disabled list to deal with an elbow injury he suffered Wednesday night in a loss to the Washington Nationals.
The Marlins also moved right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to the 60-day disabled list, according to the Herald. Eovaldi has had pain in his right bicep since training camp, but has not pitched in a regular season game this year.
The Marlins already anemic offense and horrid play at home isn’t likely to change anytime soon. According to SI.com, the average MLB team has scored 61 runs, hit 14 home runs, and has an OPS of .717.
Thus far in the season for the Marlins, the team has scored 32 runs, hit just three home runs, and has a .534 OPS.
The Marlins are currently 3-12 on the season and 9.5 games behind the division leading Atlanta Braves. Baseball-reference.com lists the Marlins SRS (run differential plus strength of schedule), at -2.3, which is the worst in Major League Baseball.
The Marlins’ lone bright spot this season has been rookie starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The hard throwing Cuban star has a 0.82 ERA through two starts this season, but has yet to record his first win.
In fact, only one Marlins pitcher has registered a win this year, Alex Sanabia, who is 2-1 on the season. Overall, Miami’s starting pitchers are 2-8 on the season with an ERA of 3.54. No Marlins pitcher has recorded a shutout or save on the year through 131.1 innings pitched.
In case you were wondering, the worst record in a month of baseball is still the Baltimore Orioles who started the 1988 season with a 1-22 record. Baltimore finished that season with a 54-107 record. That season, Baltimore drew just 1,660,738 fans to its stadium.