January 21, 2021

Surprising Marlins overcoming roster issues, coronavirus outbreak (New York Post)


The daily questions surrounding the Marlins’ lineup no longer include who plays what position or where they are hitting in the lineup. Instead, it’s shifted to “Who?”

The team is currently playing without more than half of its Opening Day roster following its coronavirus outbreak that has infected 21 members, at least 18 of whom were players. Somehow, that has the Marlins playing some of their best baseball in years.

In the Marlins’ first action since their season went on pause, they completed a four-game sweep of the Orioles on Thursday — their first four-game sweep since April 2016 against the Dodgers.

After their 4-3 win over the Mets on Friday night at Citi Field — making it six in a row — the Marlins sit atop the National League East with a 7-1 record.

Still, for Marlins manager Don Mattingly, they’re only as good as their last result.

Don Mattingly
Don MattinglyAP

“Obviously, the feeling is good because you’re winning, and that’s always good,” Mattingly said before the game. “But when you go to the next city, you got to establish yourself again. It starts with [Friday].”

The rag-tag group that started their three-game series against the Mets…

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