While the Miami Marlins shed salary and gave up on at least the 2013 season, other teams in the National League East are trying to become contenders, namely the Atlanta Braves.
Tommy Hanson earned his first win since July, and the Atlanta Braves scored two runs on Miami left fielder Bryan Petersen’s error during a 6-2 victory over the Marlins on Thursday night.
The Braves showed good focus, beating Miami 3-0 on Wednesday night as Martin Prado homered and Paul Maholm combined with three relievers on a six-hitter.
The Miami Marlins were on the field when a team qualified for the playoffs Tuesday, but it was the Atlanta Braves. Thanks to a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning by Freddie Freeman, the Braves are once against back in the playoffs.
Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the Atlanta Braves won his start for the 21st straight time, beating the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Jose Reyes hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins overcame an awful ninth inning to snap the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory.
Dan Uggla hit a three-run home run in the first inning, Martin Prado tied a career best with four hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Monday night.
The Miami Marlins will start the 2013 season by facing the likely NL East division champion Washington Nationals starting April 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi couldn’t get anything working for him against Atlanta Thursday night as the Braves thumped the Marlins, 6-1.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mark Buehrle gave up six runs in only 4 1-3 innings and the Miami Marlins couldn’t find the key hits as they lost to the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Monday night..