Stephen Strasburg got past a shaky start and pitched six innings to earn his first victory in nearly a month as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Sunday.
While their struggles at the plate have led to a disappointing road swing, the Colorado Rockies might not need much scoring to end the trip on a positive note.
The Miami Marlins can blame their latest loss on a costly walk. Jacob Turner walked the opposing pitcher with two outs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to score four runs in the inning, which paved the way for their 6-4 victory Tuesday night.
The Marlins lost to the Indians 4-3, Saturday night.
The Miami Marlins had 10 hits, though they were all singles and rarely at the right time and fell 2-1 to the Colorado Rockies.
The Miami Marlins were expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball, and the team has lived up to that with the second worst record in the majors at the All Star break. But, that only tells part of the story for a team that is very young, but also very talented.
Kevin Slowey will take Ricky Nolasco’s spot in the Miami Marlins rotation Monday against the Braves, a day after the pitcher was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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 San Diego Padres have won all three of Andrew Cashner’s starts against NL East opponents, including one in which he excelled against the Miami Marlins.
When Jacob Turner had wrapped up the first complete game of his career, he accepted a pat on the stomach from his first baseman, gave his catcher a slap on the shoulder and then greeted manager Mike Redmond with uncharacteristic bravado.