Miami Marlins Index: Braves Blow Marlins Out

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Apr 7, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (3) throws over to first base during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins are off to an 0-2 start, after dropping their second straight to their division rival Atlanta Braves. Mat Latos did not make it out of the first inning in this one, as the Braves ran away with the game.

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The 2015 season has not gotten off to the start that the Miami Marlins and their front office had hoped for. The team dropped their second straight game and fell to 0-2 for the season.

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So far in 2015, the Marlins offense has mustered just 3 runs in the first two games of the season, while surrendering 8 runs. The team has a talented offense, especially with Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, so they’ll get going eventually. This is not a huge worry at this stage.

Their pitching staff is a different story though. Without Jose Fernandez, Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos don’t have a ton of depth behind them. They need to be strong each time out and that was not the case with Latos tonight. Hopefully he can shake this off and improve moving forward.

Marlins pitching surrendered 7 walks, 14 hits, and 12 runs in this one. Meanwhile, the Marlins mustered two runs on five hits and walked 5 times. The Marlins pitching staff struck out just 5, while the Marlins struck out 10 times.

Three Atlanta Braves relievers were making their MLB debuts tonight, making the Marlins hitting performance seem even worse.

On to the grades now.

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