Aug 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) waits on deck in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Losing is an Art

The Marlins have officially been eliminated from owning winning season in 2013 with last night’s loss to Washington. Miami has lost seven of their last eight, and, well, when you lose that much, amazing things happen along the way. The Fish’s latest string of losses features an impressive feat of scoring inefficiency: failing to score on any of their most recent 31 walks. It’s another low for a tough season in Miami, but this is baseball, and there are still highlights for a team 30+ games out of first place.

Miami Marlins: Offense matches franchise-worst hit stretch; AFL assignments | Sun-Sentinel

The Fish’s recent slide revealed even more offensive woes, but also occurred during Arizona Fall League announcements. Miami’s first-round draft pick from 2012, Andrew Heaney will be present.

Wasted walks; Yelich on Strasburg; Qualls critiques C.J. Wilson stumble; Lineup shuffle | Miami Herald

The Miami Herald dropped the incredible “wasted walks” stat and provided a couple of neat anecdotes on the team, including Christian Yelich’s brief history with Stephen Strasburg.

Nationals beat Marlins 4-3 for 7th win in 8 games | Palm Beach Post

This recap also features the “wasted walk” stat. (I got 31 walks from here, while the Miami Herald article mentions only 30.) The article also sports a quote from Drew Storen on Giancarlo Stanton’s mighty homer in the sixth inning, and Storen’s strategy against the Miami slugger.

Marlins fans think Nats will struggle in 2014 | Washington Post

The poll for Fox Sports Miami’s broadcast last night asked if the Nationals would continue to struggle next season. 75 percent of voters said #NatNope. When the poll evens out to simple numbers like 25 vs. 75 like that, I like to pretend only four people voted.

Tags: Miami Marlins

comments powered by Disqus