Nathan Eovaldi wanted his first career complete game. He settled for a dominant win. Eovaldi combined with Steve Cishek on an eight-hit shutout, Jeff Mathis homered and drove in three runs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Sunday to end their six-game losing streak.
While the calendar turning over from June to July won’t even register as a blip for most people, for the Miami Marlins it’s the end of one of the most successful months the team has seen in the last two years.
The Miami Marlins are reportedly “deep” into trade talks for pitcher Ricky Nolasco, according to an ESPN.com report.
The situation for the Miami Marlins continues to go from bad to worse in the team’s second season in Marlins Park. The Marlins have won just twice all season and now will lose one of the team’s key pieces in the infield.
The Miami Marlins had hoped to keep hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Jose Fernandez in the minor leagues for a little more work. But a wild chain of events and roster transactions on Sunday led the Fish to keep the rookie pitcher on the team’s major league roster.
Buried at the bottom of their respective divisions, the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies haven’t had much to celebrate.
Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi couldn’t get anything working for him against Atlanta Thursday night as the Braves thumped the Marlins, 6-1.
Nathan Eovaldi was impressive in his Miami Marlins debut Saturday night. Acquired in a four-player trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Hanley Ramirez earlier this week, the 22-year-old right-hander allowed one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings in a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.