You would expect a team named after a fish to tread water and with a .5 game lead over the Phillies coming into last night’s mini series (not the kind you see on TV) with the Reds, that is what the Marlins did.
They put off grabbing a win over the visiting squad until the 14th inning, despite several opportunities. That is the advantage of being the home team versus the road team, which the Marlins learned on this road trip as they lost 3 games to the Cubs in similar fashion.
The Marlins have hit a bumpy stretch since starting the season 11-1. Maybe it is coming back to reality a bit, but it is undeniable that this team has had some injuries to deal with putting a damper on things. The Phillies, however, have gotten hot after sweeping the Fish in their late April meeting here and are breathing down their necks.
The Marlins almost wasted another great start from Josh Johnson and came very close to losing their top spot in the NL East. Another game with the Reds tonight already has Fish fans doing some early season scoreboard watching.