Wednesday’s series finale between the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals will feature a display of perseverance on the pitching mound.
Henderson Alvarez outdueled Stephen Strasburg and the surging Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
If Stephen Strasburg is to avoid losing a third straight start, he likely can’t afford another rough outing in Miami.
As the trade deadline approaches, the Miami Marlins have utilized strong pitching and timely hitting to put together a streak of wins that has brought the team back into contention for the postseason.
Manager Mike Redmond is confident in the Miami Marlins’ young starters, and another meeting with the Houston Astros may reinforce his convictions.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run double, and Jordany Valdespin added a two-run home run to power the Miami Marlins to a 7-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
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.
Aaron Harang hasn’t lost in his last five starts, and having a productive Freddie Freeman in the Atlanta Braves’ lineup could go a long way in helping him pick up another victory.
Freddie Freeman isn’t sure why Miami’spitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.
The Miami Marlins haven’t had much success in Atlanta over the past five seasons, but clinching a four-game series with one to play would be a step in the right direction.