History made yesterday, but sadly there was not a continued outpouring of offense to go along with it, as the Marlins dropped yesterday afternoon’s tilt in shutout fashion to fall to 1-4 on the year, losing 2-0 to the visiting Rays.
- Another quality outing wasted, as Jared Cosart pitched 6 innings of one run ball for the club’s fourth quality start of the season. Oddly enough, no starter has fared better than a no-decision.
- Miami’s streak of five errorless games to start the season is the best start in franchise history.
- Of the top 7 teams in terms of errors and fielding percentage, only two have a losing record: Miami and the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Miami is now the only team yet to homer this season, and only four teams have fewer RBIs.
- Cosart and Chris Archer had matched each other inning for inning, with one hit shutouts through five before Cosart allowed a run on consecutive extra base hits in the 6th.
- Yesterday was the first game Dee Gordon failed to reach base this season; he was in good company though as Miami only managed two hits in the contest.
- Christian Yelich however did get a hit, and has reached base in every game this season.
- The bottom of the order continues to be a problem as-through five games- Adeiny Hechavarria and Jared Saltalamacchia continue to have the same hit total as…Henderson Alvarez.
- Looking to feel better about the cellar? The other NL East team at 1-4 would be…the Washington Nationals. So while wasting a chance to gain ground, not losing it either.