Johnny Cueto has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season despite not getting much run support during the majority of his starts.
Edinson Volquez pitched one-hit ball for seven innings, Gregory Polanco drove in four runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Thursday.
Manager Mike Redmond is confident in the Miami Marlins’ young starters, and another meeting with the Houston Astros may reinforce his convictions.
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.