With their longest winning streak in over 13 years now in the past, the Atlanta Braves hope Mike Minor can help them lay the groundwork for another potential run of success.
Evan Gattis blames himself for not getting his catcher’s mitt lower and keeping Adeiny Hechavarria from scoring on a wild pitch.
The Marlins lost to the Indians 4-3, Saturday night.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watched his team flail all night against Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez and found a reason to be grateful.
Rob Brantly dashed home on a wild pitch to score the game’s first run, and Donovan Solano stretched the lead for the Miami Marlins, who earned a rare series win in Colorado.
The Miami Marlins had 10 hits, though they were all singles and rarely at the right time and fell 2-1 to the Colorado Rockies.
Last November, the Miami Marlins decided to disassemble most of the team in a massive trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Marlins dumped almost every big name and contract to the Blue Jays in exchange for prospects and pundits pounced. But the Marlins may have the last laugh.
The Miami Marlins’ rough first inning certainly didn’t suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
When Jacob Turner had wrapped up the first complete game of his career, he accepted a pat on the stomach from his first baseman, gave his catcher a slap on the shoulder and then greeted manager Mike Redmond with uncharacteristic bravado.
Carlos Beltran homering from each side of the plate Saturday was hardly a shocker, since he had done it 10 times before.