Marlins Not Quite Ready for Contention; Swept by Braves

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

The Marlins had put two runs on the board and were within one run of striking in the middle game of their series against the Braves. AJ Ramos, who has been a consistent force in the backend of the bullpen, took to the mound to give the Fish another chance. All he did was make things worse - the Braves "gumped" a few more runs and ended up finding themselves knee deep in a 9-5 … [Read more...]

With Competition Tightening in NL East, Marlins Look For Sustainability

The Nationals won the division last season built on the strength of young pitching and strong offensive assets like Bryce Harper. The Braves are looking to reclaim their ownership of the NL East by signing the Upton brothers this offseason to boost up their offense and defense. The Phillies are always looking for ways to improve and they attempted to do so via a questionable … [Read more...]

Marlins Start With Win; Sean West Recalled

The Marlins (that's right, with all the vowels back in place) started off their series with the Phillies with a win. Very important because those three games they lost to the Nationals damaged their chances in the standings, but with every win against Philly the Marlins gain a game. Now at 56-53, the Marlins are at 6 games in back of the Phillies. Don't get delusional just … [Read more...]

Marlins Grab Much Needed Win Late; Stay in First Place

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 … [Read more...]

Marlins Still Alive

With 12 games left, the Marlins are not out of it. And if success for a season is gauged in how long you play meaningful games, then the Marlins are having a successful season as they wind down. Being only 5.5 games in back of the surging Phillies for the NL East lead (while the Mets repeat their choke job from year) and only 5.0 games in back of the Mets for the NL Wildcard … [Read more...]