Saturday, May 17, 2008

Marlins Top Royals, Snap Losing Skid

The Marlins finally picked up another win after an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the lowly Cincinnati Reds and a loss to the Royals yesterday. The 7-3 victory was much needed, because the once solid bullpen has been leaky of late and was not able to make up for the starter's lack of production.

The victory gives the Marlins sole possession of the division lead again, less than a week after they owned the best record in baseball. Tomorrow's rubber match is one we have to win, because the Royals are about as bad a team as the Marlins will get to play this season. They should have looked at this Cinci/KC 6 game stretch and thought about coming out of this 4-2 or 5-1. Instead at best the Marlins will take 2 from a pair of last-place caliber teams.

It'll be a tough matchup though, as the Marlins will face KC's best pitcher so far this season in Zach Greinke. Zach is 4-1 with an impressive 1.93 ERA and has been great for the Royals. Burke Badenhop will need to have his best stuff out there to give the Marlins a good chance to win this game.

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