– MLB – Recap – Braves at Marlins – 04/12/2003

Let’s face it; the Braves stink right now. Maybe they’ll improve, but they’re legitimately a last-place team. They have some offensive weapons, but not nearly enough to overcome a pitching staff that stunningly is worst in the NL.

Russ Ortiz, who had been pretty good in his first two starts, was roughed up for seven runs in only four innings. Jason Marquis, demoted to long relief it appears, gave up the other five in the seventh. Rafael Furcal had three hits and scored twice, and Javy Lopez hit his first homer of the year.

Normally, having Greg Maddux going next would be a good thing. But now…