In the first shutout of the young MLB season, the Miami Marlins fell to the Washington National 0-2 today, but fans of schadenfreude only have one number on their mind: 20. That would give the Marlins the single longest losing streak in the post-wildcard era. If anyone can top the 2005 Kansas City Royal's record, it could very well be this team.
The Marlins played today at CitiField in front of 45,274 people. That's a regular season record for the Nationals, and likely the largest crowd the Marlins will play in front of all season. The team only managed to net three hits. Pitcher Ricky Nolasco, whose previous two starts against the Nationals resulted in shutouts, gave up two runs to Nats phenom Bryce Harper.
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