Wednesday, August 15, 2012
By the time the Marlins take the field for today's game against the Phillies, it'll have been a little over 3-1/2 days—87 hours!—since a player in a Miami Marlins uniform crossed home plate for any purpose other than walking back to the dugout after a strikeout.
Think about that for a minute.
The last time the Marlins scored a run, Johnny Pesky was still alive, Chad Johnson was a lovable (employed) goofball, and we were still wrapping ourselves in the American flag in the name of godawful sports we won't watch again until 2016.
It's now Wednesday, the middle of your workweek. You were probably still sober, on your way out of the house for the night, just hitting your weekend stride when Carlos Lee scored that last Marlins run half a week ago.
Luckily, the Marlins will catch a break today when they pit their formidable Triple-A lineup against a pitcher they should have no problem scoring runs against. Hell, they have a history of scoring a ton of runs off this guy. (Take it easy on us today, Penguin, will ya?)
/sees Donovan Solano