The Marlins fell 5-3 to the Brewers in this afternoon’s final matchup for the series in Milwaukee. It was a beautiful, sun-filled day but it wasn’t a favorable one for the Marlins. Same story – the starting pitching couldn’t get beyond the 5th inning and the bullpen had to come in and hold things down. The offense just wasn’t there and the Brewers seemed to have an answer for everything the Marlins did, tacking on hits and runs to keep the lead.
Next up: the Dodgers. Joe Torre takes his team into Miami without Manny Ramirez, who may be addressing the media for the first time incidentally in Miami. The Marlins, in the meantime, have to get back on track as their hot 11-1 start has bascially been squandered to this point.