Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each drove in a pair of runs to help lead the Atlanta Braves to a 9-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
The offense has made up for poor starting pitching during some of the San Francisco Giants’ recent surge and did just enough to get back in the game Friday night.
Dillon Gee pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, Chris Young hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat Miami 4-0 Sunday to take two of three from the Marlins.
Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed three hits over six innings Friday night in the New York Yankees’ 3-0 win over the Miami Marlins.
Tino Martinez’s last job with the Miami Marlins ended with the hitting coach being accused of mistreating players. But, Martinez said Thursday it wasn’t an issue of mistreatment, but of trying to toughen up “soft” players.
Miami second baseman Derek Dietrich broke his nose when he was struck in the face by a bad-hop single during the Marlins’ 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
The Marlins hitting coach has resigned following accusations of mistreatment toward one of the players according to sources.
Last November, the Miami Marlins decided to disassemble most of the team in a massive trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Marlins dumped almost every big name and contract to the Blue Jays in exchange for prospects and pundits pounced. But the Marlins may have the last laugh.
The Miami Marlins have called up two of their top prospects, outfielders Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick, from their Double A affiliate in Jacksonville.
The Miami Marlins’ rough first inning certainly didn’t suggest they would eventually get the best of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.