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.
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.