Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has been at the center of trade discussions for more than a week, but he was able to tune it all out during his Wednesday start against the Atlanta Braves. Nolasco tossed seven strong innings, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins were flying high after another great outing from pitcher Jose Fernandez Monday night. But, without Fernandez on the mound Tuesday, the Marlins fell crashed back to earth with a thud, losing to Atlanta 11-3.
The Miami Marlins’ offensive woes continued throughout the weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, the Marlins will take on a Washington Nationals team that shut the Fish out two of three games to start the regular season.
While the Marlins continue searching for their first home win of the season, it’s becoming just as difficult to find fans in the stands at the multi-billion dollar Marlins Park.
The Miami Marlins were expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2013 and so far, the team has done everything it can to live down to the low expectations.
Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins were the toast of Major League Baseball and South Florida was abuzz with hope the franchise had finally turned the proverbial corner into a true contender. Just a year later, despite one of the best stadiums in baseball, the Marlins are operating about as far under the radar as any team in Major League Baseball.
While the Miami Marlins shed salary and gave up on at least the 2013 season, other teams in the National League East are trying to become contenders, namely the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves showed good focus, beating Miami 3-0 on Wednesday night as Martin Prado homered and Paul Maholm combined with three relievers on a six-hitter.
The Miami Marlins were on the field when a team qualified for the playoffs Tuesday, but it was the Atlanta Braves. Thanks to a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning by Freddie Freeman, the Braves are once against back in the playoffs.
Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi couldn’t get anything working for him against Atlanta Thursday night as the Braves thumped the Marlins, 6-1.