he Miami Marlins took the field at Marlins Park Monday night hoping to finally show some life against a very tough Washington Nationals team. The Nationals had just come off a sweep at the hands of the red-hot Atlanta Braves and Miami looked like it might have a chance, until the top of the first inning.
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.
Last year at this time, the Miami Marlins were the toast of Major League Baseball and South Florida was abuzz with hope the franchise had finally turned the proverbial corner into a true contender. Just a year later, despite one of the best stadiums in baseball, the Marlins are operating about as far under the radar as any team in Major League Baseball.
Only two games into the season, the Miami Marlins are living down to the expectations many fans and pundits had ahead of the season. Through 18 innings of play, the Marlins have yet to score a single run.
Warming up in the bullpen before his first start of the season, Washington Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez got hit by a severe headache.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman might’ve provided a sign of things to come for the middle of the Washington Nationals’ lineup.
Drew Storen’s first chance to put last season’s playoff flop behind him didn’t go so well Sunday.
The Miami Marlins will start the 2013 season by facing the likely NL East division champion Washington Nationals starting April 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.