Dead in the Water: Marlins Drop Sixth Straight
The Marlins came back to Miami, weary, and hoping to get their offense going. Turns out the less-than-rocket arm of seemingly normally named lefty Joe Saunders was not what the Fish needed to spark the offense. No home cooking, not Longball Lagoon fireworks.
Over the course of this 6 game losing streak, the Marlins are hitting .151 with a 2-26 clip with runners in scoring position.
The good news? The problem is pretty much isolated to the offense. The pitching and the defense is right there and keeping the Marlins in games. The lack of offense is killing their production in the win column.
The remedies are many – from shifting lineups to sitting guys to trying to get back to fundamentals. Whatever it may be, it is up to Ozzie Guillen as he looks to prove why he was brought in here to make this team, and this franchise, take the leap to the next level. Yet even Ozzie hasn’t quite lit off the fireworks and continues to keep his comments subdued.
Expect some accountability to settle in. Now is the time when veteran leaders step up and that would point the way for Greg Dobbs and Omar Infante to take the reigns here. This team is really pretty young and not established, so any ceiling of projection at this point, is trying to forecast production and see this team do things that, quite frankly, they haven’t done yet. So, patience, Marlins fans. Patience.