Miami Marlins Minute 4/8

Miami Marlins Minute 4/8

Not a particularly cheery 24 hours, and sadly not much else to report on but last night’s outcome.  But here’s a quick look at the stats.

  • The Miami Marlins fell to the Atlanta Braves last night by a staggering margin of 12-2, with the most of the damage coming from a 7-run first inning that saw starter Mat Latos chased after recording just two outs.
  • And yes, that was the worst outing of his career.
  • For the second time in two games, the Fish loaded the bases with nobody out, and the failed to score a single run.  In fact, the club went 0-5 with runners in scoring position yesterday.
  • Still waiting for a hit from the 7th and 8th spots- Hechavarria and Saltalamacchia remain the only starters yet to record a hit this young season.
  • Steve Cishek was brought in a non save situation in the 9th, and would be the second pitcher of the night unable to complete an inning, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks before exiting.
  • Your silver lining would be Brad Hand, who tossed 4 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in relief.  In fact, the Braves would only record a single run on just four hits between the first and the ninth.
  • For those looking to cliff jump already, try to relax with the knowledge that this is not the worst start in team history.  That’s a tie between the ’95 and ’01 clubs, who kept fans in suspense for the first four games of the year before notching win number one.
  • Think this was the worst start to a game ever in team history? Not even close. Look up June 27th, 2003 against the Red Sox.  Then look up who won the title that year.  Breathe.
  • You didn’t look it up, did you? Okay, fine.  The Marlins gave up 14 runs before recording the last out of the first that night, and the third out was a play at the plate.

160 games to go folks.  But, won’t lie, that did suck.


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