Miami Marlins in 29th place never sounded so good

The Fish are no longer the laughing stock of the league

May 24, 2019 - 4:04 pm

29th place never sounded so good. 

 

After the Miami Marlins first back-to-back sweeps since the 2012 season, the Fish are no longer the laughing stock of the league, at least for one week. 

 

Led by their starting pitching and a combined 1.85 ERA during the winning streak, the Marlins offense has finally awoken a bit, led by Garrett Cooper, who’s first two career home runs have come at timely spots in the last two games. 

 

While it’s not safe to say the Marlins have turned the page, they have feasted on weaker opponents for the last week and the schedule stays that way, with the hapless Washington Nationals on deck.

 

The Marlins could theoretically be in 4th place in the National League East if they’re able to sweep the Nationals and keep the momentum rolling. After the series with Washington, the San Francisco Giants come to town, a team sitting at the bottom of the National League West and seven games under .500

 

As it stands the Marlins don’t play a team well above .500 until they meet with their former outfielder, and league MVP, Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers on June 4th.

 

That’s not to say that the Marlins could go on a run here and get back into a race for a wild card spot but it is good to see some of the young pitching prospects finally start to live up to the hype that was built around them before the season started. 

 

The starting five-man rotation of Jose Ureña, Pablo Lopez, Trevor Richards, Caleb Smith and Sandy Alcantara have not missed any of their starts and their collective ERA of 4.01 is 11th in the league amongst all teams. 

 

Not shabby for a team that was 30th in baseball just a few days ago. 

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