Prepare to be shocked.
Over the last 5 starts, the Marlins not only have won games but their starting pitching has been phenomenal. In turn, this has enabled the bullpen to solidify and get back to normal. Look at the numbers, it is quite encouraging and if the Marlins staff can keep this up, who knows how far this team can go. It is clear that Mark Wiley’s tutelage is paying off, after all he almost single-handedly turned Dontrelle Willis into a Cy Young candidate.
Today Miller will take the mound and go for another quality start and if he can do that we may have more than just an anomaly but an actual trend. Nolasco finally pitched the way we come to expect and this may be a momentum builder for him.
This team’s pitching is coming along at just the right time. Look at the following table and be shocked to learn who has the 2nd lowest ERA over this span.
If you wish to see the entire stat page breakdown, click here.
Also notice the strike percentages. The pitchers are all in that 60% range and one of the basic tenants of Wiley’s is to throw strikes.