Gone fishing, Marlins are swimming in deep waters after heart breaking loss

There are no moral victories or losses however the Miami Marlins will need some titles for wins and losses they have this season. There is one at this point that will stand out.

Winding down the series hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers, in game three of their home series, Justin Turner tied a career high with five RBIs, and Kenta Maeda pitched eight innings Thursday to help Los Angeles stymie the Marlins 7-0 and end a streak of six consecutive losses, all against last-place teams.

Turner was on Fuego. With three hits and run-scoring doubles, he matched a career high with those five RBIs. He has hit safely in three games since returning from the disabled list. Dodgers end their six-game losing streak against last-place teams.

News went viral during batting practice Marlins CEO Derek Jeter expressed a mix of frustration and optimism for his newly acquired team. Entering the game Marlins held the second-worst record in the National League.

“I have no patience,” Jeter stated. “I’ve been preaching patience, but I pay attention to all the little things. A lot of times, the little things are what win you games and, more importantly, the little things are what cost some.”

Marlins are on pace for a 103 loss season, which would be the second worse record in franchise history. The season is still young however the foundation is still not clear leading to why you can not blame Jeter for his uneasiness.

Now ladies and gentlemen boys and girls reading this across the world the recent Marlins loss is quite disturbing.

Miami led 6-0 after four innings and 9-4 to begin the ninth visiting the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Lewis Brinson’s first career grand slam highlighted a six-run fourth, and Miguel Rojas homered twice and drove in four runs for the last-place Marlins, who have lost three of four.

Marlins rookie Lewis Brinson went 0 for 3 to drop his average to .168 in the 7-0 loss to the Dodgers. He was the most highly touted prospect acquired during their busy offseason. The grand salami, his sixth home run of the season was a bright side to the game on their way to a win versus arguably the best team in baseball.

But Braves were clutch to the final out. Dansby Swanson’s two-run single capped a six-run ninth, and the NL-leading Braves rallied to break the heart of the Marlins 10-9 on Sunday.

“This is a tough one. You can’t get much tougher than this. You have a game in hand,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “You have your closer out in the mound. A chance to get out.”

This loss is what stands out so far this season. Can it be a turning point for the Marlins? Taylor Guerrero came on with two outs and allowed four straight batters to reach base.

“I feel bad,” Guerrero stated.

You have to give him Guerrero credit for speaking to the media afterward.

It was bark at the park for the Braves hosting the fish. Dog owners were invited to have their dogs along with them in the seats.

The Marlins can use the Mark Twain quote at the season continues, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

 

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Author: West Lamy

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