The Atlanta Braves beat back the Florida Marlins 4-1 Wednesday in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score made it seem.
Don’t look now, but the Florida Marlins are rebounding from one of the worst months in the history of baseball to a 7-3 record in the month of July as the team hits the All-Star break.
Don’t look now, but the Marlins are threatening to win their first series in the month of June on the final day of one of the most miserable months in the history of baseball.
The Marlins finished off their descent into the abyss Thursday by taking another beating at the hands of the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies. It was Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee who shutout the Marlins and helped his own cause with two hits and an RBI en route to a 3-0 victory.
The Florida Marlins started out the regular season as one of the hottest teams in baseball. They were hitting well and their pitching staff, outside of Javier Vazquez, was keeping opponents at bay.
In the midst of an 8-game losing streak, and having yet to win a game in June; the Florida Marlins may be closer to getting one of their superstars back from the disabled list.
The Philadelphia Phillies came to Sun Life Stadium Monday night looking to push their lead over the Marlins to three games in the NL East. The Marlins were happy to oblige by throwing starting pitcher Javier Vazquez at the Phillies.