The Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres are two teams heading in very different directions.
While the underachieving Miami Marlins shed salary prior to the trade deadline, the San Diego Padres stood pat believing there’s still time to salvage their disappointing season.
A.J. Ramos forced home the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded, four-pitch walk in the 11th inning, Jedd Gyorko added a two-run single and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 Friday night.
Max Scherzer was hardly at his best the last time out, or against the Miami Marlins earlier this season.
Who says Marlins Park favors pitchers over hitters?
The way things were going, it seemed the Padres would likely be sellers as the trade deadline approaches. That was before they won five of eight on homestead that might change the front office’s thinking.
Mat Latos won’t dodge the fact there’s a good chance the Miami Marlins will deal him prior to next week’s trade deadline.
Tom Koehler might not stand out in any one area — but the Miami Marlins right-hander just stays consistent.
The Miami Marlins continue their western swing hoping to build off a strong finish in Arizona.
It’s becoming a foregone conclusion that Jose Fernandez is going to provide quality starts every time he takes the mound for the Miami Marlins.