The Miami Marlins could be on the verge of letting their season get away from them.
The Miami Marlins are now 1-9 in their last ten games after yesterday’s 5-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox, a game that had to be made up from May 30th due to it being canceled because of rain.
The Marlins are not doing a good job of driving in runs. In Monday’s game alone, Miami went 3 for 16 with runners in scoring position, and left 14 runners on base. Fittingly, the game ended last night with a runner on second and third.
Miami as a city has been miserable lately. With the Heat being bounced out in 4 games versus the Bucks in the NBA Playoffs, combined with the Florida Panthers losing their series to the defending champs Tampa Bay Lightning, the Marlins now have the eyes of the city on them, and are coming up short.
This was a rough week for the Miami Marlins.
Miami was outscored by the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last series 25 to 15. The Marlins need to do something quickly to add bodies to this roster that is depleted due to injuries, as they are starting sub-.200 hitters like Jon Berti and Isan Diaz.
The only twinkle in this dark sky is Starling Marte. Marte, since his return on May 28th, is batting at a .333 AVG with 4 doubles, and had 2 HR with one flying over the Green Monster on Monday. While Marte has been excellent this season, he needs help.
Jazz Chisholm, our rookie phenom, is struggling. In the last 7 days, he is batting a .179 AVG, while his strikeout rate has also risen to 30%, adding 3 K’s in 4 at-bats last night in Boston. With no infield options left, Jazz needs to find a way to heat up his bat for the Marlins to bring in more runs.
The Fish begin a homestand tonight against the Colorado Rockies. While the Marlins should be able to win this series, they are not providing much confidence to their fans, especially knowing they should have taken two games in Pittsburgh.
The Rockies have a .197 AVG away from Coors Field this season, with their away record at 4-22. If Miami does not find a way to win this series, serious questions need to start being asked around the organization.