The Marlins have started out the year pretty hot.
It was especially unexpected because a lot of people have loudly and repeatedly regarded the starting unit as a bunch of replacements. So in effect, the replacements for the replacement Miami Marlins are the ones who charged out to a 7-1 record.
Since then however, the Miami Marlins have staggered and posted two wins in their past eight contests. This is probably more of what the entire baseball world expected from this team, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
After dropping an 11-4 decision to the New York Mets in the opener to their four-game series on Monday night, the Miami Marlins look to get back on top tonight.
With three innings already in the books, the Marlins already trail the Mets, 2-0, on the strength a pair of homers by Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Davis. The two blasts were the first two hits surrendered by Marlins starter Humberto Mejia, called up while Justin Shafer was sent down to the alternate site in Jupiter.
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Remember, Mejia struck out six in just 2 1/3 innings in his major league debut last week, in a no-decision outing against these same New York Mets.
The Marlins can get back to their early-season winning ways, especially with the “starting” unit creeping ever closer to a big-league return. All 18 are now practicing, having successfully defeated the coronavirus which plagued the Marlins in the early season.
Can these Marlins get back into this game? We’ll see. I certainly think so, but then again, I’m a Maniac. Thanks for reading.