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The Offishial Show Episode 101: Why the Marlins keep losing

The Marlins are better than their record suggests, but Ely identifies a few troubling trends that are preventing the team from reaching its potential.

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It’s not the players: it’s the approach. Ely Sussman points to the Marlins’ passiveness on the first pitch, inability to pull the ball when making contact and the bullpen’s low groundball rate as the main culprits behind the club’s frustrating 1-6 start to the 2021 season.

Enjoy Episode 101!

Simply put, being out-homered by your opponents 10-2 is a recipe for disaster.

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