Fish Face Rough Start to Second Half

Posted July 19, 2009

As the first half of the season ended, it picked off where it started for the Marlins on one thing: the mentality of sweep or be swept. Although the scheduled four-game series was not played out completely (thanks to another rainy day in South Florida), the Phillies still took all three games that were not rained out. The saddest part of it all, the Marlins never led in any of those three games and were shut out in two of them.

On the bright side, the San Francisco Giants lost three games out of the last four games, keeping the Fish within reach of the Wild Card spot. Now the Marlins stand seven games out of the N.L. East lead and five games away from the Wild Card spot. The gap is fairly significant, but not insurmountable.
Looking forward to rest of the second half, the Marlins need to do one thing first before they look to correct their smaller issues - that is capitalize when men are on base. In the final game versus the Phillies, the Marlins were 0-12 with men in scoring position (three of those chances were with bases loaded).   The Phillies may be...

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