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.