Justin Upton homered, doubled twice and scored three runs to help the Atlanta Braves earn their 27th comeback victory when they beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 Tuesday night.
The Miami Marlins played outside and then inside Monday night, and had trouble scoring either way. Their retractable roof was closed in the seventh inning because of rain in the area, but the change didn’t help the condition of their offense.
The Miami Marlins had won three in a row heading into Atlanta three days ago. After getting blown out in the first game, Miami came back to win the second game and looked for a rare series win in Georgia Thursday.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has been at the center of trade discussions for more than a week, but he was able to tune it all out during his Wednesday start against the Atlanta Braves. Nolasco tossed seven strong innings, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins were flying high after another great outing from pitcher Jose Fernandez Monday night. But, without Fernandez on the mound Tuesday, the Marlins fell crashed back to earth with a thud, losing to Atlanta 11-3.
The Miami Marlins’ offensive woes continued throughout the weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, the Marlins will take on a Washington Nationals team that shut the Fish out two of three games to start the regular season.
While the Marlins continue searching for their first home win of the season, it’s becoming just as difficult to find fans in the stands at the multi-billion dollar Marlins Park.
The Miami Marlins were expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2013 and so far, the team has done everything it can to live down to the low expectations.
The smallest crowd yet to watch a game in Marlins Park waited in vain for a run to cheer about. Reeling Miami was shut out for the fourth time this season, and its losing streak reached five games with an 8-0 loss Wednesday night to the Atlanta Braves.
Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.