How do you go from winning 7 straight to losing 7 straight? Do the Marlins have Bipolar Syndrome? That may a be a bit drastic, but fans are beginning to wonder about the Marlins they saw in the first 12 games of the season.
The Florida Marlins cannot stop the losing landslide. It can be said that they are officially having a mental breakdown. They can't seem to win a game after losing all their confidence in the series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The remaining question is "when will it end?" That answer is yet to be foreseen. With no glimmers of confidence in sight, things may continue to get worse before they get better.
We can only hope that the Marlins' record does not fall below the .500 mark. After starting off with stellar pitching and outstanding offense, there has been an identity loss in the clubhouse and nobody seems to know who the real Marlins are. A stabilizing series where the Marlins take 2 out of the 3 games will be the ultimate end of this nightmare.
Emilio Bonifacio has done a disappearing act on the Marlins after coming off as a promising underrated free agent pick up. Our relief pitching has gone from finding ways to win to doing everything possibly wrong. Hanley, Uggla, Cantu and Ross are not their usual selves and have not produced as expected.
Positive side to this all - it can't get that much worse.
Don't expect the Marlins to be as good as they were at the beginning of the season, but do expect them to bounce back and at least be an "above average" ball club. I think a good spa day with complimentary manicures and pedicures might be the solution to the entire team's confidence crisis. We all just need to take a deep breath and..."Woosa."