Two innings in a row, new Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings went to the mound to switch pitchers. Each time, the new reliever escaped a jam to help close out a 5-2 victory Sunday against Baltimore.
As anyone in the Miami Marlins organization will tell you, Saturday night’s win was a long time coming.
Martin Prado hit a two-out, bases-loaded single in the 13th inning, and the Miami Marlins won for the first time in Dan Jennings’ six games as manager, beating Baltimore 1-0 on Saturday night.
With starting pitchers Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez landing on the 15-day disabled list, the Miami Marlins recalled right-hander Andre Rienzo and selected the contract of right-hander Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A New Orleans.
The Miami Marlins aren’t making a very good impression on this homestand. The same could be said of new manager Dan Jennings.
The Miami Marlins made a costly error, repeatedly squandered scoring chances and remained winless after five games under new manager Dan Jennings, losing to the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Friday.
Henderson Alvarez missed the last month of Mike Redmond’s tenure as Miami Marlins manager, returning only to see Redmond be shown the door minutes after Alvarez’s lackluster performance.
Orioles play home games in Florida after riots in Baltimore.
After long waits to make their World Series debuts, Royals veteran Jeremy Guthrie and Giants counterpart Tim Hudson will get one more opportunity Wednesday night.
Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.