For a time this season, it looked like the Miami Marlins would be epically, historically bad. Now? They're just bad, but things are looking up. The team started a putrid 14-42, and were solidly in the discussion of worst team of all-time, but after a few key pieces returned from injury, and a few young … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 15: Things Are Lookin’ Up
The Miami Marlins capped a resurgent month of June with a walk-off grand slam from perhaps the most unlikely of candidates in their lineup. Light-hitting catcher Jeff Mathis entered the game on Sunday hitting .121, and was 1-for-15 (.067) with runners in scoring position at that point. The Padres, understandably, had intentionally walked Greg Dobbs to … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 13: Walk-Off Slam and Showing Skin
This was a good week for the Marlins. (And a good week for rookie Marcell Ozuna’s tummy.) The Fish managed their first winning road trip since May of 2012, taking four of seven games in Arizona and San Francisco, two teams locked in a heated race in the NL West. One of the players who … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 12: The Odd Outfielder Out and In-N-Out Burgers
During this, the seventh week of the Season of Woe, the Marlins exercised their right to be the worst team in the Majors yet again. A recent seven-game losing streak, snapped last Sunday with a rare win against the Arizona Diamondbacks, earned the Fish a share of the league's worst record with the Houston Astros. … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 7: Closer Controversies and Cammo Caps
Miami Marlins Monday Week 5: Sadsacks and Such Well, they're not the worst team in the Majors anymore. Let's call that a win. The team notched its first three game winning streak this week, and their first series win. Both wins. Giancarlo Stanton was lost for some time to a hamstring injury, hurting both the … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 5: Sadsacks and Such
Week four of the 2013 Major League Baseball season flashed the dimmest glimmer of hope for the Miami Marlins. Mired in last place, sporting a historically futile offense and a gaggle of journeyman arms on the mound, the Marlins could have lifted themselves from MLB's cellar with a few wins against the almost equally putrid … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: More Meddling, Not, Alas, From a Galaxy Far, Far Away.
Entering Week 3 of the 2013 season, the Miami Marlins were tied for the worst record in Major League Baseball. Good news? I nailed my prediction for Week 3, marking the record at 2-5. Bad news? That performance won them sole possession of the worst record in the league. Here's more news of the good/bad … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: A Face that Wins the Internet, and, wait, is that Bellboy really a Catcher?