As the Miami Marlins continue to build its team around a bevy of young pitching talent, the division rival Atlanta Braves are seeing pitchers spending more time in the trainer’s room than on the mound.
Jason Heyward went 3 for 3, Justin Upton drove in three runs with a single and a double, and an Atlanta Braves split squad tied the Miami Marlins 6-6 on Saturday in a game stopped after nine innings.
In his season finale, Miami Marlins rookie sensation Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings, hit his first major-league homer and engaged in a standoff with the annoyed Atlanta Braves that cleared both benches and bullpens.
The last-place Miami Marlins found a new way to lose — by getting caught in a walkoff rundown.
Nathan Eovaldi wanted his first career complete game. He settled for a dominant win. Eovaldi combined with Steve Cishek on an eight-hit shutout, Jeff Mathis homered and drove in three runs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday to end their six-game losing streak.
B.J. Upton had four hits, including the game-winning single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 for their fifth straight win on Saturday night.
Outstanding pitching is a big reason why the Atlanta Braves have had little trouble with the Miami Marlins of late.
It seems the Atlanta Braves can do no wrong, and Brandon Beachy couldn’t be happier.
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.