Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On track for worst team ever

After Monday's numbing loss to the Nats, the miserable Marlins have me searching the record books. They're still a game ahead of the worst performance in baseball history, the '62 Mets, who lost 120 games. At this point, the Mets were 1-12, the 2013 Marlins are 2-11. Of course, the Mets were a young expansion team that got better as the year went along.

The Marlins have scored 23 runs – including an astonishing three on Monday night. That means they're scoring 1.9 runs a game. The lowest total for a team/season in ML history is the 1908 St. Louis Cards, during the “dead ball era.” Those Cards scored 372 runs in 154 games – 2.42 runs per game.

At least the Marlins aren't likely to break the home run record. The 1908 Chicago White Sox had three homers for the year. The Marlins already have two – and it's only April. So that's the good news, right?

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