ST. PETERSBURG -- Could it get any worse for the Marlins? Well, as a matter of fact, it could.
The Marlins return home from their dismal road trip with a record of 5-20 for the month. It's only the sixth time in the history of the franchise that they've lost that many in one calendar month.
And, with three games still remaining in May, they have a chance to equal a franchise low-water mark. The record for worst monthly by a Marlins team belongs to the 2011 bunch, which went 5-23 in June of that season. Lose twice more to the Rays, as well as the series-opener on Friday to the Mets, and the Marlins are there.
Here is the complete list of 20-loss months by the Marlins through the years: 5-23 (June 2011); 5-20 (May 2013); 7-20 (May 1995); 7-20 (August 2011); 8-20 (May 1998); 8-20 (August 1998).