Not long after Jose Fernandez went on the shelf in May, Henderson Alvarez stepped up to become the Miami Marlins’ most reliable starter until he was forced to make his own trip to the disabled list.
Donovan Solano put the Miami Marlins in position for a second straight last-inning victory. Then the usually reliable Steve Cishek couldn’t wrap it up.
Football season is officially over, at least until Wednesday’s national signing day and the start of free agency in March. With one season over, believe it or not, it’s almost time for pitchers and catchers to begin reporting for spring training.
It turns out a trip to Miami may have been just what the Arizona Diamondbacks needed to heat up their bats.
While the Miami Marlins shed salary and gave up on at least the 2013 season, other teams in the National League East are trying to become contenders, namely the Atlanta Braves.
After two big offensive games, Miami’s bats went quiet during a desert doubleheader.
One night after giving up 12 runs on 20 hits, the Diamondbacks appeared poised to turn the tables on the Marlins. Arizona’s first six hitters reached base and the Diamondbacks opened a 5-0 lead by the time Miami starter Ricky Nolasco recorded his first out. But after that promising start, Arizona’s bats went silent and the pitching gradually gave back the lead.