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.
The Miami Marlins were depending on Giancarlo Stanton to carry the squad during the rebuilding year of 2013. But Stanton will be out at least two weeks after straining his right hamstring in Monday night’s win against the New York Mets.
The Miami Marlins’ offensive woes continued throughout the weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, the Marlins will take on a Washington Nationals team that shut the Fish out two of three games to start the regular season.
The Miami Marlins were expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2013 and so far, the team has done everything it can to live down to the low expectations.
The Miami Marlins major league squad is expected to be bad this year, but the hope is that several key players in the minors will help the team succeed in the future. But, several of those players are starting the season on the disabled list.
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.
In a move that surprises no one who has been following the Miami Marlins, owner Jeffrey Loria told the print media Monday evening that the team will not be offering All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton a contract this year.
Miami Marlins management is breathing a sigh of relief Thursday as slugger Giancarlo Stanton is showing no problems 24 hours after being hit in the head by the Marlins’ top pitching prospect.