The Miami Marlins have found ways to win over the last week, but a little more offense against a struggling Houston Astros pitching staff could make things easier.
Brad Hand pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Jeff Mathis hit a two-run double for the Miami Marlins in their 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Freddie Freeman isn’t sure why Miami’spitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.
Chris Young and rookie Eric Campbell delivered big hits off the bench in the late innings to rally the surging New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Saturday.
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.
The Miami Marlins had no offense, except for one big swing. And that was enough to spoil a brilliant Arizona debut by Vidal Nuno.
Casey McGehee didn’t have to wait long to get another shot against Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal with a game on the line. Just a few hours.
Yadier Molina has lined into so many hard outs, the St. Louis Cardinals figured he was overdue. Molina and Oscar Taveras placed consecutive two-out RBI doubles just out of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton’s reach in a three-run sixth inning in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
An overdue offensive outburst has the St. Louis Cardinals hoping their recent scoring woes are finally behind them. Lance Lynn also getting back on track could help St. Louis earn a third straight victory as it hosts the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game set Friday night.
Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings. Make that 2-40 now.