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Marlins finish season series against Braves with a walk-off loss

Jordan Mcpherson, Miami Herald on

Published in Baseball

ATLANTA -- One dark chapter of the Miami Marlins' season has come to an end.

With Thursday's 3-2, walk-off loss, the Marlins have finished their season series with the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves.

And it was mostly a season series to forget.

Just how bad was the Marlins' 19-game slate with the Braves this year?

--The 4-15 mark, just a .211 winning percentage, is the Marlins' lowest against an NL East opponent since divisional play expanded in 2001.

--The Braves shut out the Marlins four times, including Wednesday's 5-0 defeat. Miami scored just one run in the final series -- a third-inning home run by Jon Berti in the series opener on Tuesday -- and were shut out for 21 consecutive innings before Starlin Castro's two-run double in the seventh on Thursday.

 

--Two Braves starting pitchers posted sub-1.00 ERAs against the Marlins: Julio Teheran (0.28) and Mike Soroka (0.93).

--The Braves (77-52) walked off on the Marlins three times in nine games at SunTrust Park, with Ronald Acuna Jr.'s walk off single against Ryne Stanek on Thursday serving as Atlanta's final dagger against the Marlins.

"They let you know where you're at," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said pregame, "where you stand in this moment and how much better we have to get."

Just like the Los Angeles Dodgers, who took five of six against the Marlins and outscored them 52-22.

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