Losing your first six games on the road is never fun, and it is even worse if you are the Miami Marlins. The Marlins did that this week, getting swept by both the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies after losing their final home game last week against the San Diego Padres. The Marlins return home this week and are looking to snap their early horrendous losing streak.
On Monday, the Marlins will face the Nationals again at Marlins Park. Brad Hand will get the start to open up the series and Jose Fernandez will finish it up. However, Washington will send out Jordan Zimmermann, which will make it really tough for Miami to get the win. It does not get easier for the Marlins as Stephen Strasburg and Tanner Roark both get starts against the Marlins.
On Friday, the Marlins will start a series with the Seattle Mariners, which is near the top of the AL West. Usually a team that the Marlins could compete against, a drastic turnaround has lifted the spirits of the Mariners early in the season.
Miami will welcome back first baseman Logan Morrison back to Marlins Park. Morrison was traded to Seattle in the offseason for Carter Capps. Morrison was a fan favorite in Miami, but numerous injuries and a falling out with ownership ended of his tenure with Miami. It will nice to see him back.
The Marlins need a win to right the ship, and they could get the win this week.