In the family tree of baseball the New York Yankees are Pedro Martinez’s daddy, and now Max Scherzer is the father of the Miami Marlins. The Washington Nationals Twitter account took advantage of some good timing, to troll the Marlins in terrific fashion.
As soon as Scherzer was done dispatching the Marlins on Sunday afternoon, he rushed to be with his wife as she was preparing to deliver the couple’s third child. Word dropped with the addition of a boy to the family and the Nationals official Twitter account took it upon themselves to announce the birth, as well as troll in the Marlins in the same tweet.
The Washington Nationals Twitter account trolled the Miami Marlins with a most appropriate tweet.
Over the course of a 162 game baseball season one has to find ways to entertain themselves. It’s best when they can do so at the expense of one of their rivals, or division foes.
Basically, Max Scherzer owns the Miami Marlins. His career numbers show as much. His efforts on Sunday proved this fact again. The guy who usually uses 100 plus pitches to get through six/seven innings used just 106 in nine innings in finishing off the Marlins. A solo home run in the ninth (the Achilles heel for this pitcher) was the only smudge on an otherwise clean pitching performance.
Nine strikeouts, five hits surrendered, nary a walk issued, and an ERA lowered to 2.54 with his efforts.
As far as the National League East is concerned, the Marlins are the bottom of the barrel. They currently sit in the cellar of the division, even though they are the only team with a positive run differential. A rash of injuries has hit the team hard recently, though this is a Derek Jeter run franchise who is unwilling to compete with the big boys.
While the New York Mets were trading for Franciso Lindor, the Philadelphia Phillies were re-signing J.T. Realmuto, the Nationals were trading for Josh Bell and signing Brad Hand, and the Atlanta Braves were re-signing Marcell Ozuna and bolstering their pitching staff, the Marlins were pinching pennies and handing out guaranteed contracts to Ross Detwiler.
The Marlins deserve to be pummeled on the field and abused on social media. Props to the Nationals Twitter account for piling on with an appropriate and proper response to Scherzer’s big day.