The Miami Marlins decided to give some of their regular starters a day of rest, so the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage and won 6-2 on Sunday.
The Miami Marlins are doing a good job proving that their 3-11 start to the season was nothing more than a stumble out of the gate.
Giancarlo Stanton scored from first base on Marcell Ozuna’s double in the ninth, and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Friday night.
The season is still young but the Miami Marlins needed a win on Wednesday about as badly as a team could in April.
The Miami Marlins will finish with their most successful season in four years, but that likely won’t stop them from wondering just how far they could’ve gone had their two biggest stars not fallen victim to season-ending injuries.
Sometimes a player does particularly well against a certain team, or teams. That point was proved once again on Tuesday night in Miami.
Cole Hamels and Henderson Alvarez have gone toe-to-toe twice this year, including a back-and-forth pitchers’ duel earlier this month.
Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.
Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League’s All-Star starter.
Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings. Make that 2-40 now.