The Miami Marlins are not a good baseball team. In fact, mere minutes into their season opener late last month, Marlins fans let the team know that first-hand.
Heading into Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Miami had lost five of its first seven. We can now pretty much make that six of eight. Even before the first four innings were up at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, the Marlins had given up a whopping 17 runs. That includes five in the first, four in the third and another eight runs in the fourth.
Marlins starter Dillon Peters was tagged for nine earned runs in 2.2 innings. He was ultimately replaced by Jacob Turner, who gave up eight earned runs in just one inning of work.
Needless to say, Marlins fans and those around the baseball world had some rather interesting reactions to this humiliating performance. Here are some of the best from the Twitter world.
Marlins pitchers have thrown 130 pitches tonight. They’ve gotten 11 outs.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) April 8, 2018
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 7, 2018
Grab phone to check Marlins score at dinner. Then… pic.twitter.com/HPeeLQ1hwW
— Will Manso (@WillManso) April 8, 2018
The Phillies have scored 17 unanswered runs against the Marlins. It is still the 4th inning.
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) April 8, 2018
Live look-in at the Marlins-Phillies game as the Marlins call for another reliever from the bullpen: pic.twitter.com/YwW0HbLiww
— NOT Baseball Tonight (@NOTMLBTonight) April 8, 2018
The funniest part of this Marlins-Phillies game is going to be when Kapler takes out his starter in the fifth inning of a 17-1 game.
— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) April 8, 2018
Yo @MLB are the marlins getting optioned down to AAA?
— Sixers Are Back (@TheReal3_JT) April 8, 2018
— Mattman (@ImMattMann) April 8, 2018
Just for giggles, Philadelphia added two more runs to make it 19-1 heading into the seventh.