After the Miami Marlins surprisingly swept the New York Mets last weekend, Tropical Storm Andrea could wash out the teams’ meeting Friday night at Citi Field and a scheduled matchup of two of the best young pitchers in baseball.
The New York Mets are getting to know Miami’s Jose Fernandez very well.
Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings and had two hits with an RBI to help the Marlins past the New York Mets 8-1 on Saturday.
The Miami Marlins continue their pursuit of a dubious place in the annals of baseball history as they continue to lose games at a clip not seen since the worst team of the modern era of baseball, the 1962 New York Mets.
The punchless Miami Marlins have become last-inning dynamos.
Nick Green hit a game-winning sacrifice fly and Miami rallied for two runs in the 15th inning Monday night to beat the Mets 4-3, handing New York its fifth consecutive loss.
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.
The Mets are hoping rookie Jeremy Hefner can keep them rolling with another dazzling effort as they go for a sixth win in seven games Saturday night against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins had the chance to sweep the New York Mets and have shortstop Jose Reyes extend his hitting streak to 27 games. Unfortunately, neither one of those came true Thursday.
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton finally made his return to the lineup Tuesday night and what a show he put on. Stanton hit two two-run home runs to lead the Marlins in a route of the struggling New York Mets, 13-0.
After two months have passed in the 2012 season, the first thing most will note when glancing at the NL East is, all teams are playing above .500