MIAMI -- The All-Star break has arrived, marking the traditional midpoint of the baseball season.
For the Miami Marlins, it seems they've already played two halves in 2013.
Miami went 14-41 during an injury-riddled first two months in which very little seemed to go right.
Since then, the Marlins have gone 21-17 and have created hope that the team's rebuilding process might come to fruition sooner than later. (Yes, 93 of 162 games is slighty more than half -- but who's really counting?)
"We turned it around very nicely," said closer Steve Cishek, whose 16 13-inning scoreless streak was snapped in Sunday's 5-2, 10-inning loss to Washington. "It's been incredible how well we've played the past two months. It was looking kind of dismal at first, and all of a sudden there was just like a resurgence.
"The team's been great; we've been battling. Putting together all those wins was a huge learning curve for a lot of the young guys."
Even during April and May, the Marlins played hard -...