The Miami Marlins are keeping pace with the rest of the NL East division. The Marlins’ offense is clicking on all cylinders this season and their 15 wins to start the year is a very good sign that things are finally coming together for the organization.
Miami was on a five-game winning streak prior to Saturday’s extra-inning loss to the Los Angele Dodgers. Even in the loss, the Marlins still managed to gather 14 hits. Five Marlins players had multi-hit games and Jeff Baker, Jeff Mathis and Marcell Ozuna all hitting home runs. Casey McGehee drove in his 20th RBI of the year.
The numbers being put up by the Marlins is a very good sign. Miami did not get its 15th win last year until June 1. Having players like McGehee and Jarrod Saltalamacchia bat over .300 this year is imperative because it allows slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to see more pitches and get better pitches to crush out of the park.
Stanton has eight home runs and 33 RBIs through 29 games this season. So far, there has not been so many injuries on this Marlins team to hinder the progression of the lineup. The question mark around the team is if they could keep it up for the rest of the season. April was a solid month for Miami, but last year the Marlins only won six games in the month of May. Another month like that cannot happen.
Miami has the New York Mets coming into town after its series with the Dodgers. That series starts Monday. The Marlins do not have a day off until May 19.