season’s first month. Then, after an average month of May, everything went downhill. June was a nightmare for the artists formerly known as the Florida Marlins: a 5-23 record, the loss of staff ace Josh Johnson, and the firing of manager Edwin Rodriguez took the Marlins off of the list of contenders last year. Just think about this — in the months of June and August, the Marlins were a combined 12-43. 12 wins in two months. To put that into perspective, the Phillies won 16 or more games in every single month last season and only lost more than 12 in a month twice.
After finishing dead last in the NL East last year, they will be bottomfeeders no more: Meet the newest legitimate threat to the Phillies’ reign of terror — The 2012 Miami Marlins.