Phillies now officially 'Marlins' bad

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Los Angeles Dodgers', A.J. Ellis, high-fives Juan Uribe as Skip Schumaker, obscured from view at right by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz, waits to celebrate Uribe's three-run home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Dodgers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

The Miami Marlins knew, heading into this season, that they were probably going to finish last. Regardless of every other team's paltry goals, they could tell themselves, hey, at least we're not the Marlins.

The Phillies, losers of 21 of their last 25 (playing the Dodgers tonight, winners of 42 of their last 50), are finally starting to scratch that elusive threshold of "Not just bad... Marlins bad."

The Phillies have also not scored a run in their last 18 innings. Also Michael Martinez is leading off today.

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