Projected returns of key starting pitchers:
-Sanchez: All-Star Break, at best.
-Johnson: September or next season.
-Mitre: aiming for June.
In the meantime, Miller has improved with virtually every start, although he has yet to pitch more than five innings and his ERA is still barely below 8.
No sooner did we emphasize the Marlins' easy schedule than they impressively took 2 of 3 at Milwaukee this past weekend. Some other upcoming series that will help determine if this team is for real:May 20-22: hosting the Diamondbacks for a 3-game set.
May 26-June 5: a 10-game road trip including 3 at the Mets, 3 at the Phils, and 4 at Atlanta.