Marlins’ Struggles Continue Into May
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While the Miami Marlins have shown a little bit of life over the past few games, the season-long struggles of the team continue despite the occasional victory.
After Monday’s 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the San Diego Padres, the Marlins record on the season stood at 10-23, a full ten games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. Miami’s record is also the second worst in Major League Baseball behind only the Houston Astros who are 8-24.
Looking at the statistics, it’s easy to see why the Marlins’ record is as bad as it is in 2013.
The Marlins are dead last in runs scored per game at 2.97, total runs scored (98), batting average (.226), slugging percentage (.325), OPS (.615), and fielding percentage.
The Marlins are also ranked next to last in home runs (19), on-base percentage (.283), total bases (345), pitching losses (24), pitching wins (10), and saves (4).
Still, there are a few bright spots for the Marlins this year. According to Baseballtalk.com, Marcel Ozuna is 11-27 with a home run, four doubles, two walks, and four RBI since being called up to the team. Ozuna currently has a line of .407/.448/.667 and since he arrived the team is 3-4.
Ozuna could become a contributor in the outfield the Marlins hope will one day have Giancarlo Stanton in right field, Christian Yelich in center or left field, and either Ozuna or another player in left field.