Even before the Marlins set foot in Milwaukee for a 3-game series with the struggling Brewers, their offensive struggles were well-documented. After all, the Miami ball club had the distinction of scoring the least runs in all of Major League Baseball and, with the exception of Giancarlo Stanton, had boasted a lineup that would make some Triple-A teams cringe. Then, things somehow got even worse for the Marlins.
Miami failed to score a run for the entirety of the 3 games with the Brewers, punctuated by a 1-0 defeat in 13 innings on Sunday. They have now failed to score in a staggering 37 consecutive innings, which would be good for the longest such “streak” in the league since 1985.
Even the great Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t been immune to the disaster, as the righty slugger struggled to a 0-for-13 stint over the weekend series. As a team, the club managed just 15 hits over three days, and when you consider Sunday’s extra inning result, that treacherous line looks even worse.
Clearly, there are no designs on this version of the Miami Marlins becoming a contender this season. However, this is a new, defined low for the team, and if they aren’t careful, they could be challenging for the honor of “worst offense ever” if they continue this horrendous offensive showing.
Well, at least the media will have something to cover in South Florida.