Monday, April 21, 2008

Marlins Putting on a Show!

The Florida Marlins are putting on quite a show tonight. 9 runs on 12 hits... and it's only the 5th inning. While the Fish are certainly playing far above pre-season expectations, we have to look a little deeper to see what really is going on this season. The Marlins schedule so far includes the Mets, Braves, Nationals, Astros, and Pirates. The Pirates, Nationals, and Astros combine for an awe-inspiring 19-37. The Marlins went 8-4 against said teams. Against the Mets and Braves (a combined 19-16), the Fish are 3-3. While the Marlins have beaten the teams they should have, it leaves for plenty of skepticism, and cautious optimism at best. (It's now 10-2 Marlins over the Pirates in the 6th.) And it will be some sort of miracle, in this writer's opinion, to keep up with the Mets and Braves for 162 games. But that's why they play the games on the field, and not in online blog-o-spheres, right?


ASponge said...

It's amazing to turn on the television, see these kinds of results, and almost expect them.

The Marlins have had a soft's true, but you can't fault them for taking advantage of it.

Plus, we all know the Nationals are going to get better.

DSponge said...

Hey, don't forget the Phillies, last year's NL East champs. I agree it is unlikely that the Marlins will be able to finish near the top of the division, but hey, if they keep winning like this, you never know. One thing has always been a fact year after year after year: the Marlins are the most underestimated team with regard to the sports media.

Jay Warman said...

Except for the FAU Owls. But the Marlins are second to most underestimated.