Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/2/13
  Sitting at a record of 13-41 and riding a nine game losing streak, the Miami Marlins came into their series against the hot New York Mets looking for something to help them get out of their slump. The Mets came in looking to extend a streak of their own, which consisted of five consecutive wins that included a four game sweep against their cross-town rival New York Yankees. While the game on Friday looked like a pitchers duel for six and a half innings when Jacob Turner and Shaun Marcum exchanged zeroes, the Marlins offense figured something out in the bottom of the seventh in that game, and never stopped scoring. With a four run seventh and an insurance run in the eighth, the Marlins snapped their losing streak by a score of 5-1. Saturday’s game was started by rookie and Marlins top prospect Jose Fernandez, who pitched 7 shutout innings of his own, as well as going 2-3 at the plate with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. The Fish, facing Collin McHugh, started the scoring early ...
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