The Miami Marlins just got swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Fish lost 5-4 on Monday, 5-4 again on Tuesday and 8-7 on Wednesday. Those are three games which The Fish lost by just one run. It’s still losing three games to one of the worst teams in the Majors. Naturally the fans a re worried. What is going on? How could this be possible? The Miami Marlins went from 12-9 to 12-12 in three days and it’s alarming.
The Miami Marlins were swept by a team clearly in need of a rebuild.
It’s important to point out that this was just three games and that as I already mentioned they were decided by just one run. This means that bad luck played a pretty big part in the losses and that it wasn’t merely the Miami Marlins being “worse” as a team. This isn’t to excuse this performance, but to point out that it’s a very small sample size.
Naturally a series loss of this magnitude, means that fans are going to have their concerns and unfortunately also jump to conclusions and beliefs based on an again very small sample size. The smart thing to do is to analyze the concerns and see just how valid or not valid they really are. What are the concerns? The concerns are mainly focused on the aces and the rest of the team. Let’s dive in…