UGGHHHH – The Florida Marlins Have Lost 7 Straight Games, By A Combined 11 Runs….
It has not been easy being a Florida Marlins fan over the last week. The week has been chock full of losses and I’m watching several of the guys that were hitting and throwing well enter dangerous territory.
When I say dangerous territory, I specifically mean that you can see the team is lacking confidence – and it is coming from both the hitters and pitchers.
For the pitchera: Josh Johnson is in the DL. Javier Vasquez cannot get past the 6th inning. Chris Volstad allows base runners in virtually every inning. And the once solid bullpen is not getting the critical outs that they had been recording earlier in the year – From Dunn to Sanches to Mujica to Webb to Choate, they’re all in a funk.
For the hitters: Hanley is out. Coghlan is in a rough spot. Stanton looks absolutely uncomfortable at the plate. LoMo is slumping badly. And while Infante, Buck, and Dobbs are performing at their usual level, that doesn’t work when the team’s run-producers are not producing.
If it wasn’t for Gaby Sanchez, Anibal Sanchez, Leo Nunez, and Ricky Nolasco, who knows what this team would be going through…
Here is a breakdown of the last week:
6/01, lost 6-5
6/03, lost 6-5
6/04, lost 3-2
6/05, lost 6-5
6/06, lost 7-2
6/07, lost 1-0
6/08, lost 3-2
Please, please, please turn it around tonight – it is getting very hard to watch!!!