Coming off a disappointing series in Colorado, the Miami Marlins will look to continue their standings climb towards a wild card spot in Los Angeles against the division leading Angels.
Julio Teheran pitched 7 1-3 innings and scored the tying run in the seventh on Friday to help the Atlanta Braves move a game ahead of Miami atop the NL East by beating the Marlins 3-2.
As the Miami Marlins continue to build its team around a bevy of young pitching talent, the division rival Atlanta Braves are seeing pitchers spending more time in the trainer’s room than on the mound.
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.
The Miami Marlins are about to finish off the first month of the 2013 season and after 30 days, the Marlins are just about where most pundits expected them to be, at the bottom of nearly every statistical category in baseball.
The Miami Marlins opened the 2013 season Monday full of hope, but that hope was dashed by the bottom of the first inning when starter Ricky Nolasco gave up a home run to Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper.
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.
Jimmy Rollins homered and drove in three runs and Roy Halladay won again as the streaking Philadelphia Phillies outslugged the Miami Marlins 9-7 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
Not long after Miami’s team picture was taken Friday afternoon, Loria offered little when asked what the photo might look like in 2013.
The Miami Marlins have finally finished one of the worst home stands since June 2011 with a 10-2 thumping at the hands of the Boston Red Sox. The home stand was miserable for both the team and the fans.