Just a week ago the virtual gambling world was shocked to see both the Rays and the Marlins on top of their respective gambling divisions.
But as with most fairytales the gambling bubble seems to have burst and as quickly as the Marlins shot to the top of the virtual gambling standings, the team seems to slipping just as quickly.
Gambling experts have been saying all along that the Marlins gambling success would not last, and alas, they appear to have been right. The Marlins headed out on their recent 10-game road trip with the best record in the gambling division and very nearly the best record in all of baseball virtual gambling. But so far the team has been badly beaten a won just three of nine games in what has been an abysmal gambling trip so far.
The reason for the Marlins demise has been the bullpen which until recently had been among the best in baseball gambling and one of the team’s strengths. Also the bats of the team’s big hitters had gone silent. Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez, one of the most talented players in baseball gambling, has been going through an awful slump and seen his batting average drop by some 40 points over the past month. Still the Marlins have had leads late in man of their gambling losses but the bull pen has been unable to hold it.
Players like Dan Uggla and outfielder Cody Ross have stepped up their game and driven in needed runs during this stretch but the gambling gods have not been smiling on the Fish. The bullpen mess must fix it itself or the great start the Marlins got off to in the baseball gambling will be for not. The team’s starting rotation is average at best and it depends on its bull pen to close out games.
But the bright spot in all of this for the Marlins is that despite their tough road trip the team is still right in the thick of things in terms of baseball virtual gambling. In second place in the division, but just a game and a half back, the Fish can still be very competitive in the baseball gambling and perhaps even climb back into first place in the division.