Fans may be excused if they have a hard time believing anything that comes from Miami Marlins management, but team president David Samson came out Thursday swinging with bold predictions for next season.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ winning streak against the Miami Marlins was bound to end eventually. Ed Lucas homered in the 10th to give the Marlins a 4-3 lead Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins saw the promise in acquiring Henderson Alvarez and Jake Marisnick last year during the teams salary dump. Wednesday night, both players showed the Fish that they made the right decision.
The Miami Marlins had 10 hits, though they were all singles and rarely at the right time and fell 2-1 to the Colorado Rockies.
Tom Koehler tossed seven strong innings, Ed Lucas homered and the Miami Marlins scored for the first time in four games in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies.
The Miami Marlins were expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball, and the team has lived up to that with the second worst record in the majors at the All Star break. But, that only tells part of the story for a team that is very young, but also very talented.
The Miami Marlins had won three in a row heading into Atlanta three days ago. After getting blown out in the first game, Miami came back to win the second game and looked for a rare series win in Georgia Thursday.
While the calendar turning over from June to July won’t even register as a blip for most people, for the Miami Marlins it’s the end of one of the most successful months the team has seen in the last two years.
Even minus Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewers’ lineup hardly skipped a beat. Jonathan Lucroy had four hits, Yovani Gallardo threw eight scoreless innings and Milwaukee beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Monday night for its fourth consecutive victory.
The Miami Marlins continue to put up miserable numbers this season and could use a big shot-in-the-arm from slugger Giancarlo Stanton. However, Stanton isn’t close to rejoining the major league roster.