The Miami Marlins are in the midst of losing 6 out of their last 7, dropping to 11-14 on the season.
As Miami Marlins fans know, the team has a tendency to skid in the first half of the season. After this skid, they usually don’t recover from it like everyone hopes.
In 2015, the team went on an 8 game losing streak and went on to finish 71-91. Or in 2011 when the team went 5-23 in June after starting the month 1-18. Fish fans, have seen bad losing streaks before and hope this current skid doesn’t turn into one.
It’s important for the fans, the franchise and the city, that this team gets it together. This team has too much overall talent to let a season slip away early.
Just to clarify, I don’t think the season is close to or has slipped away. The team has possibly the best out fielding group in the majors, with the best defensive infield, and what’s supposed to be a great bullpen.
The only serious weakness is the starting pitching staff, and honestly, walks aside, they really haven’t been the issue yet. All bias aside, the Marlins are a more complete team than the Mets.
They’re also a more complete team than other wild card contenders in the Diamondbacks, Rockies, Cardinals, and the Pirates. However, in order for this Marlins team to show just how good they are, they need to be consistent.
What’s the state of the team so far?
The start to the season made everyone feel a little better about this team. However, this current streak has had questions start to arise.
Giancarlo Stanton looked prime for the huge year fans were expecting a week and a half ago in San Diego, now he looks like the guy from last year. Christian Yelich looked like a dark house for MVP, but so far a month into the season he’s been just above average.
The bullpen has also been everything we thought it wouldn’t be. So far for the most part, it’s been unreliable and untrustworthy. Some guys have been consistent and good so far though. Martin Prado returning from the disabled list has been nice.
They’ve given us chances to win. Overall, no one should overreact after only one month.
However, being a Marlins fan, you can’t help but get nervous the more and more this skid continues. The team needs to break out of this losing streak and quickly go on a winning streak and show their full potential.