Series Preview: Mets at Marlins
Tonight, the suddenly-streaking Mets begin a three-game series with the lowly Marlins down in Miami.
While it appeared early on that the Mets and Marlins would be “battling” for last place in the NL East, the gap between the two teams has widened considerably. The Marlins are by far, the worst team in baseball, coming in at 13-41, including 7-20 at home. The Marlins were already supposed to be one of the worst clubs in the league coming into this season, but a series of devastating injuries has put them on a whole new level of horrible. They are the only team in baseball with a winning percentage lower than .300 (.241) and they have lost nine games in a row. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Mets from getting swept before, but the odds are certainly favoring them.
Offensively, the Marlins don’t have a single power threat. Their cleanup hitter in last night’s game against the Rays was Marcell Ozuna, who, although he is batting .314, has only one home ...