Last Sunday, the buzz around the Miami Marlins was extraordinary. Winning five games in their first seven was something no one expected to happen. However, this week was a reality check for Miami as the Marlins dropped their seventh game in a row this afternoon.
The Marlins have never lost their first seven road games to start the season ever. What looked like a magical April is starting to turn back to the ugliness everyone expected to happen. Even Jose Fernandez could not find his feet against the Philadelphia Phillies as he got hit up for six earned runs in his first loss of the year.
Giancarlo Stanton had a good weekend against the Phillies. He hit two home runs Saturday and collected three RBIs. Stanton is starting to heat up, but if the Marlins cannot get runners on base, then his home runs are going to be wasted bombs instead of meaningful ones.
Third baseman Casey McGehee also started to turn it on by the end of the week, but struggled mightily against the Washington Nationals, finishing that series 1-for-12. 11 RBI to start the season is something nobody expected either. The surprises surrounding the Marlins have been mostly good this season. If they can break their winless spell, it will be another good surprise.