A.J. Pollock beat out a run-scoring infield hit with two out in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks completed their first four-game sweep in seven seasons by beating the Marlins 7-6 on Thursday.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Miami Marlins.
Chase Anderson allowed four hits in a career-high eight innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks dealt the Miami Marlins their sixth straight loss with a 6-1 victory on Wednesday night.
The Dan Jennings era isn’t off to a promising start in South Florida.
A.J. Pollock had a pinch-hit, tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 win over the struggling Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
The Miami Marlins’ first game under new manager Dan Jennings took a little longer than most but ended with the same result as many of their recent contests.
It didn’t take long for former Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to catch on with another team.
The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.
The Marlins continue to ride the wave of trades, this time making the move for a versatile veteran from the Yankees on Friday.
When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do.