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The Miami Marlins have used nine lineups over each of their first nine games. The result is a 1-8 record to open the season.
"We're going to keep mixing and matching until we find a lineup that we can score some runs with," manager Mike Redmond said.
Four of Miami's losses have been shutouts. Redmond was hoping Thursday's off day would help the team regroup before the Marlins open a weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
"Right now it's just snowballing on us a little bit," Redmond said. "I know the guys are frustrated. We got to stay with it and keep battling. The off day will be a nice breather to regroup and came back Friday and try to win a series."
The Marlins enter the weekend in the bottom three in the NL in five major offensive categories. They are dead last in the majors with just 16 runs. It's no wonder when you looking at averages like .091 for Chris Coghlan, .167 for Giancarlo Stanton, .188 for Adeiny Hechavarria, .200 for Juan Pierre, .200 for Miguel Olivo, .233 for Justin Ruggiano.
"It looks drastic at the beginning of the season," Pierre said. "Everything is magnified. It's definitely not the start we imagined."
The losing is taking a toll at the gates, too.
The Marlins drew 34,439 to the season opener, but the crowds dropped to
14,222 on Tuesday and 13,810 on Wednesday, both games against the Braves. The latter two attendance figures represented new lows for the new park.