The Miami Marlins have done a great job of bouncing back in 2013 after a rough month or two. The team was destined to compete to be one of the worst teams in Major League baseball history after the first two months of the season. The Marlins owned a 13-41 record at the end of May and things looked very bleak.
Then in June, as the team started to get healthier, the wins that eluded them in the first two months of the season started to find their way back to the Marlins. July was not a spectacular month, but the Marlins still played near .500 ball and had people believing in the future of the franchise.
August was a tough month for the Marlins, as they scored a franchise low of 86 runs in the month. As the pattern of the rest of the season, the Marlins are 2-0 in the first two games of September, with two very impressive wins over the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.
While there is still a lot of time left in the month, the Marlins hope to end the season with another promising month. Ending the season on a good not could do wonders for the confidence of the young players, heading into 2014.
The Miami Marlins will likely try again with Chris Coghlan, this time playing him at third base after he spent years out of position in the outfield. What can we expect from Coghlan at his new position?
Alvarez hit 1st career HR, leads Marlins past Cubs | Palm Beach Post
Henderson Alvarez did a little bit of everything Monday.
Alvarez hit his first career home run, pitched six innings and hurt his right hamstring while running the bases in the Miami Marlins’ 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Wrigley visit spurs ’03 NLCS memory for Miami Marlins | Miami Herald
One would never know it by looking at the standings these days, but it was only 10 years ago that the Marlins and Cubs — both currently entrenched in last place in their respective divisions — were involved in an epic playoff battle, the 2003 National League Championship Series.
Hechavarria develops at leadoff spot in lineup | Marlins News
Adeiny Hechavarria moved into the leadoff spot in late July after starting the month hot at the plate. Though he hit .324 that month, he struggled in August, hitting .196.
Prior to Monday’s game against the Cubs, he was hitting .227 (17-for-75) in the leadoff spot this season.
Marlins to promote four more players from Triple-A | Sun-Sentinel
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The Miami Marlins are just 1-5 on their current nine game road trip and finished the month of August with an ugly 8-20 record. The team hopes to turn things around in the final month and got off to a great start by routing the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday. The Marlins upcoming opponent, the Chicago Cubs, had a disappointing 8-20 August like the Fish.