The smallest crowd yet to watch a game in Marlins Park waited in vain for a run to cheer about. Reeling Miami was shut out for the fourth time this season, and its losing streak reached five games with an 8-0 loss Wednesday night to the Atlanta Braves.
Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.
The Marlins and, to some extent, you and me as taxpayers, have become the laughing stock of the sports world, even all the way across the Pacific.
There’s a lot of shame to go around today thanks to the fire sale of the Marlins’ best players, which will go down in infamy in our national pastime’s history.