As if being the worst team in baseball over the last ten games was not bad enough, the Marlins have lost yet another player to injury as Miguel Rojas injured his groin on a defensive play yesterday afternoon.
There were questions regarding Miami’s depth before the season started, and the problem was as apparent as it could be in the loss yesterday as sloppy defensive plays and missed opportunities with runners in scoring position defined the game.
Before Rojas’ injury, the injury list had already been added to in the past few days, with David Phelps and Marcell Ozuna picking up knocks on the road trip.
Two weeks ago, the Marlins enjoyed strong pitching, but cold bats. This past week, the exact opposite was true.
Many would consider Christian Yelich lucky due to the fact that he is coached by both Barry Bonds and Don Mattingly, and the former’s teaching is helping Miami’s young outfielder to play like the latter.
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