Owner Jeffrey Loria declined to harbor a guess on Monday’s attendance for the Marlins’ home opener.

“I’m not doing numbers anymore because everybody holds you to it,” Loria said.

Loria has been on hand for the Marlins’ first two games in D.C. and defended the on-field product following a turbulent offseason.

“It’s great baseball. It’s the beginning of a new era for us and it’s exciting,” Loria said.

“People will look back in two years from now and say, ‘They did the right thing.’ Period. Give these guys a chance. Give us a chance. Watch them mature because they’re quality.”