17 games in 17 days.
That’s the stretch recently endured by the 2022 Miami Marlins as they closed out the first half of the season Sunday. Their fortunes, though, have been, well, devoid of the term’s meaning.
Losing 4-0 to a Phillies team that held them to just 4 hits, Miami wraps up the first half of play 43-48. After Avísaíl García scored on a Bryan De La Cruz sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning of Friday’s 2-1 loss, the Fish would begin a stretch of 25 consecutive innings without a man crossing the plate. Beyond that, Miami has not homered since July 9th.